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Just a week after his teammate Jordan Johnson was named WTOC player of the week, Highlander DJ Felder (23 in white) received the same honor on Monday - photo by Photo by John Wood

Crusaders roll Prince Avenue Prep 101-62:

Faith Baptist Christian Academy players rained in seven 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the Crusaders 101-62 win over Prince Avenue Prep on Friday in Ludowici.

Crusader Jaquez Motley hit two of the first three treys on his way to 21 points. JJ Frazier led the team with 26 points. Mo Lee finished with 20 against the South Carolina school.

The Crusaders are 20-3 overall and 6-0 in Class AA of the Georgia Christian Athletic Association.

Faith Baptist 25|23|23|30-101

Prince Avenue Prep 20|13|18|11-62

Faith Baptist: JJ Frazier 26, Jaquez Motley 21, Mo Lee 20, Tracey Jester 9, Aaron Scott 8, Shavon Stoves 7, Derrick Brooks 6, Kirk Hill 4


Long boys win, girls fal



The Long County High School boys’ basketball team rolled past Jeff Davis 90-59 on Friday in a Region 2-AA contest.

Five players scored in double figures for Long County. Henry Peoples led with 19 points while Jamal Anderson finished with 15. Jaylen Futch had 11 and Jarquez Payne and Robert Reed finished with 10 each for the Blue Tide.

"We played pretty good defense in the first quarter but let them back in the game with a good second quarter," coach DeShawn Brock said. "When we came out in the second half we tried to take advantage of our height and size, and played great defense."

In the girls’ contest, Long County lost 37-24.

Miranda McDowell led Long with 7 points while Jameka Boyd and Laura Clary had six points.



FPCA stomps Furtah Prep 100-41


The Highlanders notched another road win by dominating Furtah Prep 100-41 on Saturday.

Highlander Jordan Johnson scored 33 points, DJ Felder chipped in 26 and Jarquez Smith scored 24.

"Furtah still had some players out with injuries," Highlander coach David Jones said. "One of their big wing shooters is still out with a knee injury and that didn’t help them."


The coach said Johnson had a great floor game and Highlander Mike Tige played well on both ends of the court.

Just a week after his teammate Jordan Johnson was named WTOC player of the week, Highlander DJ Felder received the same honor.

Last Tuesday Felder had 26 points and 18 rebounds at Robert Toombs Christian. He scored a game high 40 points and 20 rebounds at Arlington Christian on Friday. In addition to scoring 26 points at Furtah he nabbed 18 rebounds Saturday.

"My team and I just moved the ball," Felder said. "When it came time to score, I scored."

Felder is averaging 21 points per game and has scored 442 points as a Highlander this season.

"Having two kids in one year get this recognition is fabulous," Jones said. "They both earned it. DJ is absolutely the best rebounder I’ve coached since (former Bradwell standout) Kashien Latham."

The Highlanders were set to host Frederica Academy yesterday and will host Edmund Burke Friday.


Lady ’Landers

1-2 in region


First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s Lady ’Landers took their first Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA win on Tuesday in Lyons against Robert Toombs Academy.

The girls won 36-34.

T’era Alston led all scorers with 12 points followed by Briana Reece with 11, coach Rosby Frasier said.

The girls were scheduled to play region opponent Frederica Academy Tuesday and will host Edmund Burke on Friday at 6 p.m.


Walthour sinks

16 points in win over Boston College


Georgia Tech’s Metra Walthour chipped in 16 points in Sunday’s 67-54 win over Boston College. Walthour, who attended Liberty County High School, scored nine points in the first half to help the Lady Yellow Jackets take a 29-22 lead into the locker room.

Walthour is third in the conference in the assist/turnover ratio at 1.9, with 85 assists to just 44 turnovers on the season, according to

Georgia Tech improved to 17-5 overall and 5-1 in the ACC conference.


McRae suspended



Former Liberty County High School basketball standout Jordan McRae will not practice with the Tennessee Volunteers this week as part of his indefinite suspension, according to a report posted on McRae is a freshman wing at UT.

Volunteers coach Bruce Pearl confirmed McRae’s indefinite suspension during a news conference Monday.

The online news article said a source close to the team, speaking on the condition of anonymity because UT is not releasing the details of the case, said McRae got into an argument with a teammate and used "unacceptable" language on the team bus.

Pearl has not set the length of the suspension but said he does have a timetable in mind, the article reported.

Mike Riddle contributed to this story.



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