Conference Preview

Posted On: 01/8/20 6:01 PM

In The Battle of College Park at Gateway Center Arena, home of the G-League’s College Park Skyhawks, No. 1 Woodward Academy (15-1) overpowered North Clayton (10-5) in a fun and festive atmosphere. Early whistles put North Clayton behind the eight-ball early as Xavier Valley picked up two quick fouls and the War Eagles jumped out to a 24-15 lead after going 11-14 from the foul line in the opening quarter. The Eagles showed signs of life and cut the lead to 47-40 with 6:19 remaining in the third quarter, but an 8-0 Woodward Academy run would push the lead to 13 heading into the fourth before closing out a 79-65 Region 4-AAAA win.

Five questions linger from Tuesday’s game…

Who in Class 4A can beat Woodward Academy?

The War Eagles are tough to stop as the move-ins of Will Richard and Davidson-signee Emory Lanier now give Woodward Academy a complete lineup. Of course, 7-foot UNC-signee Walker Kessler is the centerpiece but guys like Jacorrei Turner and Michael Whitmore give the War Eagles balance. So, who can match up with them? A starting lineup of 7-0, 6-5, 6-5, 6-3, 5-9 is

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