Knight basketball

WKA Junior # 12 Jackson Parrish

WKA # 00 Emme Buzhardt

Knights Rally Past South Aiken Baptist

By: Gerald Doolittle

  Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. -Last week the W.W. King Academy Knights of Coach Jonathan Davis opened the 2017 portion of their schedule with a thrilling 38-33 win over the Crusaders of South Aiken Baptist.
  The Knights went into the fourth quarter trailing 20-24.  Jackson Parrish, who sat out the first half, came off the bench to score all 13 of his points.  The Knights welcomed Hunter DuBose to the lineup for his first game of the season because of a football injury.  DuBose scored all his 7 points in the second half.  DuBose controlled the rebounding all game and finished with 16.  South Aiken Baptist had only 25 rebounds for the game.
  Chris Fincher scored 8 points and had 6 rebounds in the victory.  Joe Sauls added 5 points followed by Ben Buzhardt and Truman Caughman with 3 and 2 points.
  Coach Davis had a very exciting night as his middle school boys team won 42-22 behind a career night performance by Trevor Fulmer.  Fulmer had a double-double scoring 21 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.   Not to be outdone, Tyler List also had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.   The young Knights out rebounded South Aiken Baptist 40-12.  The middle school team upped their season record to 4-4.
  Quinten Miller, Sam Mitchell and Colby Woodward each scored 2 points and Cooper Buzhardt added 1 from the charity line.   Mitchell added 3 assists and had 6 steals in the game.
  The varsity girls had the misfortune of having to stop South Aiken’s Katie Minichan who led the Lady Crusaders to a 42-29 victory.  Minichan scored 29 points along with 11 rebounds and 6 blocked shots.
  The Lady Knights were led by Emme Buzhardt with 12 points and 13 rebounds.  For the season Buzhardt has pulled down 101 boards for a game average of 12.63 which puts her among the statewide leaders.  
  Texanna Miller, Morgan Price, Ashlyn Dowling and Alex Mitchell added 6,5,4 and 2 points.  Buzhardt and Price led the defense with 3 and 2 steals.
  This week the Knights will be home on Monday against Covenant Christian and have road games at Newberry Academy on Tuesday and Cambridge Academy on Friday.

SPEAKS AT LEGION MEETING - Charlie Hall, son of Pete and Katie Hall, was the presenter at the January American Legion Post 65 meeting.  Charlie presented some of his experiences while attending the Nathan M. Wolfe Law Enforcement Academy which was held during the month of June at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.  The goal of the Nathan Wolfe Law Enforcement Academy is to provide each young adult with a broad view of law enforcement in South Carolina and give them an opportunity to have a hands on experience. Hall, also selected as a squad leader, emphasized that it was physically demanding on each cadet.  Up before the sun rise for a three mile run and exercises.   They received instructions on safety, fire arms, over coming a terror attack on a bus, archery other related activities of law enforcement in South Carolina.  Pictured left to right:  Adjutant Tena Buffington, Commander Al Butler, Law Cadet Charlie Hall, District 15 (Saluda, Edgefield and Aiken Counties)  Commander Ron Price and Chaplain John Hood.