December 5, 2011
GRIFFIN - The Waycross College Swamp Foxes extended their early season winning streak to eight games Dec. 3, thanks to a strong night from sophomore Darius Tookes.
The Lithonia, Ga., native’s double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds helped WC (8-0) defeat the Southern Crescent Technical College Tigers, 67-61.
“Tookes was everywhere Saturday night - rebounding, shooting, driving, and passing,” said head coach Cory Baldwin.
With starter Adam McLeod and freshman KeShaun Mayfield on the bench nursing injuries, Baldwin relied on Tookes more than usual against the Tigers. Tookes rested for only two minutes the entire game.
“Tookes played 38 minutes, and we needed all 38 from him to win,” said Baldwin.
Other top scorers for WC were Lydell Manigo (nine points, four rebounds); Herb Thomas (eight points, six rebounds); and Stan Maxwell (seven points, seven rebounds).
According to Baldwin, a large contingent of Swamp Fox fans traveled to Griffin for the game. The fans, he said, were an important factor in WC’s victory.
“Three to four of our guys had family and friends who came to the game. The coaches also had family and friends there,” Baldwin said. “I would say there were about 100 Swamp Fox fans cheering us on. That was a great road crowd, which really helped us battle through a tough game.”The Swamp Foxes return home this Saturday, Dec. 10 to face the junior varsity team from Tennessee Temple University. Tip for the game is set for 7 p.m. General admission to all regular season home games is five dollars with children five and under admitted free.
Waycross College has been a proud member of the University System of Georgia since the college’s founding in 1976.