Friday, March 9, 2012
Will compete in FCA/Cox Broadcasting Event on Saturday at Byrnes High School.
Three Mauldin basketball players will have one more game in their high school careers. E.J. Reddick, Morgan Alexander and Tori Whittenberg will participate in the 6th Annual Spartanburg vs. Greenville FCA All-Star Basketball Challenge on Saturday at Byrnes High School. The girls game tips at 6:00 p.m. and the boys play at 8. Most Outstanding Players will be selected for each game. FCA director from the winning county will be presented with The FCA All-Star Challenge Cup, which is currently held by Greenville County. Admission is $7.00 and children five and under will be admitted for free. Everyone purchasing a ticket will have an opportunity to win Charlotte Bobcats vs Boston Celtics, and Charlotte Bobcats vs Chicago Bulls tickets. For …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Have verbally committed to Erskine
In January, Mauldin Patch wrote about a pair of pretty special basketball players for Mauldin High School. Both Morgan Alexander and Tori Whittenberg scored over 1,000 points in their illustrious careers. They both helped the Lady Mavericks girls’ basketball team to new heights this year, spending much of 2011-2012 ranked in the state’s Top 10. They also happened to be the very best of friends. They’ve played together for 13 years. But as they embarked on their college careers, there was no assurance that streak would continue. Fortunately, it will. Both girls have given a verbal commitment to continue their basketball careers at Erskine College in Due West, which is about an hour south of Mauldin. The players were recruited by other …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
One of the leaders in a 20-5 season
The Mauldin girls basketball team saw their season come to an early end on Tuesday with a 48-41 loss at Wren in the first round of the state playoffs. But the Lady Mavs' 20-5 season won't soon be forgotten, nor will the accomplshments of an outstanding senior class. One of those seniors, Morgan Alexander, picked up an individual honor on Wednesday, when she was named to the All-State team. The honor should come as no surprise as Alexander accomplished the rare double of scoring 1,000 career points and pulling down 1,000 career rebounds.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Could not make up an early deficit
The best Mauldin girls basketball season in recent memory came to an end on Tuesday night in Piedmont with a 48-41 loss to Wren. The Lady Mavericks fell behind 20-10 in the first quarter and clawed back to cut the lead to five, 27-22, at halftime. Mauldin was able to pull even with the Hurricanes on three different occasions, including late in the final period when a Tori Whittenberg three-point shot and a three-point play by Morgan Alexander knotted the score at 39. But Wren, the second seed in the bracket, hit its free throws in the final minutes to pull back in front. The Lady Mavs' attempt at a late rally was thwarted by the same stingy Wren zone that never allowed Mauldin to get in a shooting rhythm. Sophomore Kentra Washington led …
Friday, January 6, 2012
The teammates do everything together, including reach the 1,000 point plateau.
The sport of basketball lends itself to dynamic duos. Magic and Kareem, Stockton and Malone, Kobe and Shaq. One outside and one inside. For as long as they can remember—literally—Mauldin High’s Morgan Alexander and Tori Whittenberg have been just such a duo. So dynamic in fact, that they both topped 1,000 career points last month. They first paired up on the softball fields at Springfield Park twelve years ago and now find themselves in the middle of what has been a magical senior year. The Lady Mavericks are ranked in the top 10 in the state with a 12-1 record heading into tonight’s match-up with regional foe Dorman, who is also ranked in the top 10. Alexander and Whittenberg have been integral in the strong start. Alexander leads the …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Mavs advance to finals
The Mauldin High Lady Mavericks completed a three-game run through the Bojangles Holiday Bash Tournament in Boiling Springs with a 65-47 win over Spartanburg. The girls are now 9-0 on the year. Three members of the Lady Mavericks cracked double figures with Tori Whittenberg leading the way with 22 points while Morgan Alexander and Kentra Washington added 18 and 15 points respectively. Coincidentally, those three girls also made the All-Tournament squad with Whittenberg garnering MVP honors. The Lady Mavs are off until Monday when thy compete in a tournament at Dorman. On the boys side of things, the Mavericks will play Hillcrest tonight in the finals of the Greenville County Christmas Tournament after beating Greenville Home School on …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Girls 8-0 with two wins in Spartanburg
The season is off to a fine start for the Mauldin High girls basketball team. The squad improved to 8-0 with a win over Broome yesterday in Spartanburg at the Bojangles Holiday Bash. In addition, seniors Tori Whittenberg and Morgan Alexander have both cleared the 1,000 point barrier in total career. The Lady Mavs will try to win the Bojangles tournament today when they take on Spartanburg.
Friday, December 2, 2011
In two entertaining games, the Mauldin girls and boys basketball won their home openers on Friday against Greenville before a large crowd at Mauldin High School. The Lady Mavericks held off a late rally from the Lady Raiders to win 61-58 and move to 2-0 on the year. Mauldin held a 15-point lead at one juncture and appeared to be in command. But Greenville cut the lead to one late in the fourth quarter before Mauldin regained its composure. Morgan Alexander, as she was on Tuesday against Eastside, was the high scorer with 19 points. Junior Kentra Washington had 14 and sophomore Caitland Considine added 12. Tori Whittenberg had a key block down the stretch to preserve the Mauldin lead. In the nightcap of the doubleheader, the Mavericks boys …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
They split against Eastside
Mauldin High's girls basketball team, ranked 6th in the state, got its season off to fine start on Tuesday night with a 58-39 win over Eastside in Taylors. The Lady Mavs clinched the win by outscoring the Eagles 31-5 in the second quarter. Morgan Alexander led three players in double digits for Mauldin with 18 points. Tori Whittenberg and Kentra Washington eavh had 15 points, with Whittenberg knocking home three 3-point shots. Mauldin's boys team didn't fare as well, falling to a strong Eastside team 69-34. The Mavericks fell behind 13-1 and never got untracked offensively, trailing 28-11 at halftime. The scoring tandem of Keil Sherman and Davarius McGowens combined for 31 points for the Eagles. Senior Devon Rice led Mauldin with 11. The …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Girls start things off by traveling to Wren
The playoffs begin tonight for the 20-4 Mauldin High girls' basketball team. The Lady Mavs, led by 1,000-point scorers Tori Whittenberg and Morgan Alexander, will take on a 19-5 Wren team in Piedmont starting at 7. Tomorrow, the Mauldin High boys team takes on top-seeded Gaffney in Cherokee County. Directions from Mauldin High School to Wren High School can be found HERE. Directions from Mauldin High School to Gaffney High School can be found HERE. See the attached pdf files to follow both teams through their respective brackets.