Foster’s record-setting performance leads Raiders to victory

Published 1:51 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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AMERICUS – Southland Academy (SA) junior guard Max Foster broke the school record for number of three-pointers made in a game in the Raiders’ 75-50 victory over Crisp Academy (CA) on Tuesday, December 10, at the Melvin Kinslow Gymnasium on the SA campus.

Foster led all scorers with 33 points, including a school record nine three-pointers.

The previous SA record for three-pointers made in one game was seven. Four former SA players tied that record: David McDuffie, David Mixon, Justin Davis and Harrison Bell.

With the win, the Raiders improve to 3-0 on the season.

SA head coach Rundy Foster was also pleased with the performances of Nathan Duke, Owen Exley and Hunter McCain. “Duke shot the ball well, was seven for seven from the free throw line and ran the offense well,” Foster said. “Hunter McCain and Owen Exley did a great job against some bigger post players.”

Both Duke and Exley scored in double figures. Duke scored 15 points and Exley poured in 14. McCain did not score, but according to Coach Foster, he had a solid game defensively on the inside.

The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair between both teams, with the Raiders owning a slight 18-16 lead at the quarter’s end. However, the Raiders outscored the Wildcats 18-4 in the second quarter to take a 36-20 lead into halftime. From that point on, SA was in total control of the game. The Raiders outscored CA in the third quarter 25-13 and went on to win 75-50.

Up next for the Raiders is the Brookwood Holiday Hoops Shootout Friday and Saturday, December 20-21, at the Brookwood School in Thomasville, GA.

The Raiders will play Westwood on Friday at 1 p.m. and will take on Terrell Academy on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

After the Christmas break, the Raiders will travel to Phenix City, AL for the Border Wars tournament at the Glenwood School Friday and Saturday, December 27-28. Their game on Friday will be against Edgewood Academy (AL) at 1:30 p.m. EST. The Raiders will then take on Lee-Scott Academy (AL) on Saturday, December 28, at 1:30 p.m. EST.