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Dip Metress – Head Coach – Augusta

Game Notes:

Augusta 97, Emmanuel 83 – 12/12/2020
  • Augusta made 63{09c61fb77e2bcde426c708075b0b08da781ba680a0652c8620c0e09fa2f8fad1} FG and 53{09c61fb77e2bcde426c708075b0b08da781ba680a0652c8620c0e09fa2f8fad1} 3pt FG
  • Assists: Augusta 22, Emmanuel 9
  • Miguel Arnold: 25 points and 7 assists
  • Tyshaun Crawford: 23 points (10-13 FG), 7 rebounds and 3 blocks
  • Darren Lucas-White: 18 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals
  • Troy Cracknell (senior): 12 points off bench in first game this season
  • Tyree Myers: 6 assists
  • Augusta avenged last season’s 74-71 home loss to Emmanuel
  • Total points first 2 games combined: Arnold 41, Lucas-White 40, Crawford 39
  • Augusta @ Lander – Sunday, Dec 12
  • Augusta @ Emmanuel – Jan 2

Key moments:

– After trailing 21-14 at the (first half) under 12:00 media timeout, Metress inserted for the first time this season Augusta’s most experienced lineup (Tyree Myers, Miguel Arnold, Darren Lucas-White Troy Cracknell and Tyshaun Crawford. The Jaguars went on 21-8 run and took a 35-29 lead.
– Emmanuel answered with a run of its own, but with just under 2:00 remaining in the first half Darren Lucas-White picked Tyonn Stuckey (hero from last season’s Emmanuel victory) clean and dunked with two hands to give the Jaguars a 39-38 lead.

– Tyshaun Crawford started the second half with a string of field goals and after Darren Lucas-White converted in the pain after a nice two footed jump stop, Augusta held its first double digit lead at 57-47.

– Miguel Arnold’s four-point play with 12:12 remaining put Augusta ahead 68-56, at the time Augusta’s biggest lead. 
– Timmy Sellers blocked a shot on one end and scored a bucket on the other to give Augusta a 72-60 lead with 9:17 remaining and the Jags would roll to victory from there.

Post-Game Interviews with Dip Metress and Miguel Arnold


CSRA Sports Wrap Podcast – Episode 2

Because its regular season just ended, this week’s show is heavily focused on the high school scene, with an equal focus on both the area’s boys and girls side



Because its regular season just ended, this week’s show is heavily focused on the high school scene, with an equal focus on both the area’s boys and girls side.

CSRA Sports Wrap Podcast – Episode 2

***Special Note: Starting at the 24:30 mark in the video above, Chad explained his understanding for why Evans didn’t play Milton Friday. After seeing the episode, Evans head coach and athletic director Kevin Kenny contacted us and asked to be interviewed so he could correct the record and give his first hand account of why the region tournament for the area’s class 6A region was canceled, and for why the game against Milton didn’t happen. Here is the interview with Coach Kenny, a direct response to the 30 second explanation Chad gave starting at the 24:30 mark of episode 2 (above).***

Evans Head Coach and Athletic Director Kevin Kenny’s Response to Episode 2

Show Notes – Episode 2

Segment 1 – A tour through the regular season

0:00 – 4:15

The impact of the virus on the high school season, using North Augusta’s boys as an example

4:30 – 6:35

Chad’s Fantastic Five (plus a 6th man) freshmen

6:35 – 8:15

Describing and showing of the most eye catching individual highlights of the season

Girls Basketball in Focus…

8:15 – 11:50

Focusing on girls basketball, Charles describes what it has been like to see Laney take a step back and watch Cross Creek, Butler and Josey all take down the Lady Wildcats and assert themselves as forces to be reckoned with.

11:50 – 18:30

More about local girls basketball…

Chad weighs in on the changing of the guard on the girls side and Jordyn Dorsey’s excellence on the court AND in the classroom is highlighted as we hear from Jordyn herself.

But before we hear from Jordyn we take a tour through pretty much the entire area when it come to girls hoops. Finally, we hear from Jordyn at about the 18:00 mark.

***The CSRA Sports Wrap Podcast is also available in an audio only format. Here is the SoundCloud version of Episode 2:***

***And here is the SoundCloud audio version of Coach Kenny’s response to Episode 2***

Segment 2 – Court Side Seats

Focusing on recent thrillers we witnessed:

– Butler vs Laney (Doubleheader)

– Wheeler vs Kell

– Augusta Christian vs Ben Lippen

– Butler vs Westside

– Fox Creek vs Strom Thurmond***

18:30 – 20:15

Butler vs Laney (girls)

20:15 – 21:30

Butler vs Laney (boys)

21:30 – 23:30

Chad talks about Butler’s stacked roster and its dominant final week of the regular season, with blowout wins over Laney and Westside.

23:30 – 24:15

And we finish the Butler talk by showing the bucket Brionna Sims (of the Lady Bulldogs) scored Friday to eclipse the 1,000 point barrier, as well as the celebration that followed.

24:30 – 25:15

What happened to Evans vs Milton?

25:15 – 27:30

Class 6A Showdown

#1 Wheeler vs #2 Kell

Scoota Henderson – The next Sharife Cooper, Ant-Man Edwards, Collin Sexton

Wheeler – The defending Class 7A state champion

27:30 – 32:00

Augusta Christian vs Ben Lippen

Augusta Christian’s January surge and a rundown of its key players.

Is freshman Elijah Crawford the best player in the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), which is the high school home of Zion Williamson?

32:00 – 33:30

About Elijah Crawford’s progression throughout the years and his work with trainer Darrin Shine. Can Elijah Crawford (a freshman) one day become a the kind of player Scoota Henderson (a junior) is?

33:30 – 35:35

Butler vs Westside – For the Class 2A regular season region championship

Charles talks about a favorite player of his, senior point guard Ronnie Striggles.

35:35 – 37:25

Fox Creek vs Strom Thurmond

***Segment 3 – Augusta University Basketball Update***

37:25 – 40:20

Augusta University vs Flagler Doubleheader

The Lady Jaguars improved to 4-1 in PBC play

40:20 – 42:40

We hear from men’s head coach Dip Metress, who explains why his team, even though it has been severely impacted by the loss of 5 players for the rest of the season, will not be “opting out.”

43:30 – 47:00

Previewing next week’s show

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