The Duke Report: Week of December 2

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 6:07 PM
Category: Athletics

Macon, GA

12/2/13 Duke Report

After a hiatus for the Thanksgiving Holidays, the Duke Report returns to give you an update on all the action from the past two weeks. The weeks of 11/18 and 11/25 saw action for the women’s and men’s basketball teams and the football team.

Knights football hosted the South Atlantic Conference Championship on November 23 at Bleckley County High School’s Royals Stadium in Cochran, GA. The game matched the Knights against the Gladiators of Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College out of South Carolina. The Knights opened an early 13-0 lead with a touchdown pass from Kion Button (McIntosh County Academy) to Quez Mahoganey (Wilcox County HS) followed by a touchdown run from Rico Lyons (Mary Persons HS). The Gladiators fought back with two touchdowns to make it 13-12. An injury to Button forced the Knights to turn to back up QB Ken Hughes (Bleckley County HS) and he connected with Kwamaine Outlaw (Wilcox County HS) for a TD late in the first half to make the half time score 19-12.

The second half saw a great defensive battle before the Gladiators scored in the 4th quarter to get the score to 19-18. After the Knights were stopped on the OC Tech 5, the defense stepped up and John Cody Riley (McIntosh County Academy) got an interception return for touchdown to give the Knights an 8 point lead with just under 2 minutes to play. The first play of the ensuing drive resulted in a 68 yard touchdown pass by the Gladiators on a pass that was tipped away from one receiver and into the hands of another but a unsportsmanlike penalty against the Gladiators had them attempting the two point conversion from the 18 and failed on a pass out of the back of the end zone. The Knights then recovered the onside kick and took three knees to run out the clock and get the win 26-24. Hughes finished the day with 170 total yards and Lyons with 89 yards (1059 on the season) while Monty Wright had 6 tackles (71 on the season, 12 sacks) and Dom Jordan had a sack and forced fumble to give him 18 sacks and 4 forced fumbles on the season.

On Monday the 25th, the Knights were voted number on in the NCFA polls and selected to face Coppin State University in the NCFA National Championship at 6PM on December 7 in Salem, VA. The game will be shown live at Check for updates and the link to the game.

Women’s Basketball: The women’s basketball team went 3-0 during the two weeks and are riding a four game winning streak. They defeated Brewton Parker’s JV on the 19th 74-41 followed on the 20th with a 64-51 win over Andrew College and went into the Thanksgiving break with a win on the 22nd over Chattahoochee Tech 67-53 pushing their overall record to 5-2 and 2-1 in conference. Against Brewton Parker’s JV, the team was led by Jademone’ Jones (Beach HS) with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocks while Va’Queshia Hall (Howard HS) had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocks and Jada Haynes (Groves HS) added 7 assists and 5 steals. The Andrew game saw monster numbers from Jones with 19 points and 16 rebounds while Hall also had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Haynes led the team with 5 assists and Diamond Hudson (Warner Robins HS) had 4 steals. The Chattahoochee Tech game saw Hall put up 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 blocks while Jones added 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Hanes lead in assists again while Camari Tillman (Bleckley County HS) added 10 points and 5 steals in the win.

Men’s Basketball: The men’s team went 1-2 over the same stretch defeating Brewton Parker’s JV team 77-64 while losing to Chattahoochee Tech on a missed three at the buzzer 86-84 and then to Clinton Junior College in overtime 99-92. The Knights moved to 3-6 on the season and 0-2 in conference.

In the Brewton Parker JV win, the Knights had 5 players in double figures led by Ryan Wilkins (Savannah, GA) with 14, Javaris Hooks (Americus, GA) 12 points and 10 assists, Brandon Ingleton (Woodstock, GA) 11 points and 12 rebounds, Roshaun Milline (Milledgeville, GA) 11 points, and Jalen Lewis (Lithonia, GA) 11 points. The Chattahoochee Tech game saw 3 in double figures led by Milline with 19, Lewis with 16 and 10 rebounds, and Wilkins with 10 and 7 assists. The Knights put a season high 92 points on the board led by Milline with 21 points, Hooks with 20 and 11 assists, Ingleton with 15 and 7 rebounds, and Lewis with 11 points.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, Dec. 4 -

5:30PM: Women’s Basketball hosts Darton State College at Morris Gym
Broadcast Live at
7:30PM: Men’s Basketball hosts Chattahoochee Valley CC at Morris Gym
Broadcast Live at

Saturday, Dec. 7 -

5:00PM: Women’s Basketball at Albany Tech
6:00PM: Football vs Coppin State: NCFA National Championship
Live at Check Twitter @MGSCKnights for link
7:00PM: Men’s Basketball at Albany Tech

- Compiled by James Hagler