The Winston Salem Lady WARCATS will by hosting a Charity Game on Saturday, May 7th at 3pm for their S.M.I.L.E.S. (Supporting Many Innocent Lives Enabling Success) Charity Basketball Game at Fulton YMCA. This charity game is to assist those affected by domestic violence. The Winston Salem Lady WARCATS Organization has linked up with the Winston Salem Police Department and Eliza's Helping Hands to make this charity game a success. ADMISSION IS TO BRING AN ITEM TO DONATE!!! More information can be found on flyer.
LaCoya Terry and Special Jennings made a pair of buckets to close the Georgia Soul's 75-72 win Sunday over the Conyers Rockets in the new professional team's first ever game. Terry led the home team with 21 points. Eboni Fields added 16 points and Jennings chipped in 14.
The Soul used a 30-8 second quarter blitz to turn a 24-12 deficit into a 42-32 lead when Fields buried a three in transition just before halftime. The Rockets tied the game at 67 with three minutes remaining before Terry and Jennings closed the deal.
Everything about the Soul's debut game and season has been very impressive.
Team owner Nesia Wright, who starred at Augusta University, has helped create quite a buzz about the new professional team. The players and coaches conducted a free basketball clinic Saturday at Evans High School for 100 area female students.
The stands were full for the season opener. It seemed like half the people there were sporting Georgia Soul t-shirts. And the crowd cheered loudly for the home team.
- Chad Cook's AugBball
The Flyers Pro Elite are making huge strives in the community. On April 30th at 7:30pm they will be holding a benefit game for a young man named Ayden Frail. Ayden is battling cancer for the second time and the Flyers have dedicated this game to his family and him. Over 30 local business will be donating things to raffle off and the Flyers will be donating 50% of all proceeds to the Frail Family. The Flyers are changing lives one day at a time. The event will be held at Elsberry High School where the Flyers will be playing this 2016 season. "It's not just about basketball, it's about making a difference one day at a time."
- Coach Brittney Dowell