January 14, 2012
Sporting brand new black uniforms on “Blackout Night,” the Waycross College Swamp Foxes took advantage of clutch shooting down the stretch to earn their second conference win of the season. WC defeated the Atlanta Metro Red-Eyed Panthers, 76-60.
Adam McLeod led the Swamp Foxes (12-3, 2-1 GCAA) with 22 points, all of which came on three-point shots with the exception of one free throw. Darius Tookes had 13 points and five rebounds. Andrew Lawrence also finished with 13 points, which included perfect shooting from the field (4-for-4) and the three-point line (3-for-3).
“When we got back from the Tallahassee tournament, we told Andrew to take at least two three-point shots a game,” said head coach Cory Baldwin. “In the last three games, he’s responded by making 5 out of 7 shots. He’s looking for that shot now, and has the capability to make it.”
Baldwin was also quick to recognize Kelcey Walker’s impact against the Red-Eyed Panthers. Although he only finished with eight points, Walker grabbed ten rebounds, had five assists, and didn’t turn the ball over.
“Kelcey had a great game,” said Baldwin. “Anytime a point guard has stats like that, it definitely helps the team.”
The Swamp Foxes travel to Macon Tuesday, Jan. 17 to face Central Georgia Tech. The team will return home Saturday, Jan. 21 to play Chattahoochee Tech. The Chattahoochee Tech game is the first of three straight home games for WC.Tip for the Jan. 21 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.