Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lady Yellow Jackets continue their roll; Burns leads with 18 in win at Cross Creek

Through North Augusta's play during the first eight days of the season, the Lady Yellow Jackets have made an emphatic statement that last year's South Carolina state tournament final four run was no fluke. Last night's 52-42 win at class 4A power Cross Creek confirmed what we saw last week when coach Crystal Cummings' team routed Hephzibah and beat Laney in the Spartan Classic at Glenn Hills: Her group, which is led by a pair of six-footers, sophomore Mya Burns (18 points Tuesday against Cross Creek) and junior Amari Young (23 last week versus Laney), along with a host of other contributors including junior Sarah Crews (12 points against Cross Creek and 13 versus Laney), will be regulars for years in the deepest rounds of post season play.

After logging two wins against teams which I believe have state title chances in Georgia, North Augusta (3-0) looks forward to a weekend that is no easier when they will face Strom Thurmond at home Friday and visit 5-1 Grovetown Saturday in an attempt to avenge last season's Christmas tournament loss to the Lady Warriors in a game that anyone who loves to see our area's best girls teams play needs to attend.

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