COVID slows down Kemper Academy hoops


The novel coronavirus and injuries have been hurting the Kemper Academy Rams as of late, as two starters are playing with injuries and three starters are battling COVID-19.

Due to COVID, the Rams matchup against Calhoun Academy was postponed. However, the Rams did face off against Sylva Bay, falling 56-29 to the Saints. Due to only having six available players, the Rams were outscored 32-12 in the first half after trailing 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.

After three quarters the Rams trailed 50-18. The Rams then outscored the Saints 11-6 in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit. Kix Wilson finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds to secure the dou­ble-double. Zane Knight also scored nine.

The Lady Rams lost a tough one in a close game with the Lady Saints. Sylva Bay won the game 35-33, after holding the Lady Rams to only two fourth quarter points.

The game was tied at halftime and the Lady Rams held a three point lead going into the fourth. The Lady Saints then held the Lady Rams on defense and were able to come out on top.

Sydney Wilson and Tori Steenis had what Coach Betty Lynn Hag­gard says is their best performances of the year, as Wilson scored 15 points to go along with her 10 boards for a double-double, and Stennis scored four with eight boards. Braylee Johnson also added six points with six rebounds.

The Rams will travel to Newton County Academy tonight and will travel to Calhoun on Monday.

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