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Duke’s 12 free throws help lead Raiders past Terrell Academy

From Staff Reports

 

DAWSON, GA – Southland Academy (SA) junior point guard Nathan Duke scored 12 points to lead the Raiders to a 48-44 victory over Terrell Academy on Friday, January 10, in Dawson, GA.

The unique thing about Duke’s scoring in this game was that all of his points came from the charity stripe.

“We played well defensively in the first half and made enough free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win,” SA head coach Rundy Foster said.

The Raiders made some big plays down the stretch to pull out the win. One of those plays came late in the game when senior shooting guard Adam Smith knocked down a three-pointer to stretch SA’s lead to four points. Smith also finished the game in double figures with 11 points.

The victory improves SA’s overall record to 9-2 on the season.

Up next for the Raiders is the first of three big region games as they step back into GISA Region 3-AAA play. SA will travel down to Chula, GA on Tuesday, January 14, to take on Tiftarea Academy. Tip off for that game is scheduled for 8 p.m. They will then host Deerfield-Windsor on Thursday, January 16, at 7:45 p.m. The Raiders will then travel down to Valdosta, GA on Tuesday, January 21, for a rematch against the Valiants of Valwood. Tip off for that game is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.