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Private school athletes receive honors

Posted: March 20, 2013 - 12:16am
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Augusta Prep guard Amanda Murphy (front) earned several awards for her efforts.  File Photo
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Augusta Prep guard Amanda Murphy (front) earned several awards for her efforts.

Michael Downing and Amanda Murphy topped the list of Augusta Prep award recipients at the end of the 2012-13 basketball season.

Downing helped lead the Cavaliers to a 13-10 record and received Georgia Independent School Association Region 4-AAA all-region and all-state honors.

In his junior year, Downing led the Cavaliers averaging 14 points per game, adding 7.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals a game.

Joining Downing on the all-region team were seniors Ben Guthrie and Caleb Lifsey. From the point, Guthrie averaged 7.4 points, 3.1 assists and 3.0 steals per game, while sinking 50 percent of his three-point attempts. Lifsey averaged 10.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals a game.

The Lady Cavaliers went 15-7 and were led by point guard Amanda Murphy, who also garnered GISA Region 4-AAA all-region and all-state honors.

Murphy averaged 24 points during the season. At the conclusion of the year, she was chosen to play in the 2013 SCISA vs. GISA All-Star basketball game. Murphy scored 19 points with six assists, three steals, and two rebounds as Team Georgia won

Junior Jodie Holdak, who led the team in steals was named to the all-region team.

The Augusta Christian Lions finished 20-6, advancing to the South Carolina Independent School Association final four in the 2012-13 season.

Junior guard Nick Fortenberry and senior guard Ashton Roper were named to the SCISA Region 1-AAA all-region team, while Austin Roper and Jacob Greenway received all-region honorable mention.

In the SCISA AAA North-South All-Star game March 2, Fortenberry scored 15 points helping lead the North to a win while Ashton Roper scored 22 points helping lead SCISA to a win in the SCISA vs. GISA AAA All-Star game March 9.

The Lady Lions finished with a 13-13 mark, led by Anna Motes and Caroline Roberson. Both Motes and Roberson were named to the SCISA Region 1-AAA all-region team and were selected to play in the SCISA AAA North-South All-Star game.

Motes led the Lady Lions averaging 15.9 points, 5.1 steals and 4.0 assists per game. Roberson scored 8.5 points-per-game and led the team averaging 7.5 rebounds per game.

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