Colts host season opener, Foster records 1,000th kill

Nov. 8 — HENDERSON — Crossroads Christian men’s basketball kicks off the 2022-23 season on Tuesday, as the Colts host Wake Prep Academy at 8 p.m.

Senior forward John Henderson Jr. highlights the Colts’ key comebacks, 19-8 last season, averaging 12.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Guard Shane Anthony is the only remaining returning player to score in double figures, with 11.3 points and 3.4 assists as a junior.

Fellow seniors Sam Boyd, Jerry Williams and D’Markus Tucker round out the fourth-year class that will be looking to replace the production five Colts.

Head coach Scottie Richardson will return to Henderson hoping to take Crossroads to its eighth winning season in the past nine years.

The Colts will travel to Berean Christian Academy on Thursday before returning home on Friday to take on Thales Academy Apex in their annual Pink Out game.


After four consecutive winning seasons, Henderson Collegiate will kick off its 2022-23 campaign on Thursday with a matchup against New Life Christian Academy in the annual New Life Christian Veterans Day tournament.

Pride will be tasked with replacing their top two scorers from a season ago, Jarrod Small and TJ Ragland, as guard Ellis Williams (11.1 points per game) only brings the player back to an average of more than 4 points per game.

Henderson Collegiate will close a three-game-in-three-day streak with a game against Wayne Preparatory Academy on Friday and Berean Baptist Academy on Saturday.


Former Vance County Viper Emani’ Foster recorded his 1,000th career kill for the Charlotte 49ers on Friday in a 3-2 win (22-25, 25-16, 25-21, 14-25, 15-12) against the Florida International.

In a statement released by Charlotte Athletics, head coach Karen Weatherington praised Foster and his efforts for the win.

“We were so brave and resilient to get this win! What an honor to have Emani’ achieve 1,000 career eliminations and the win is awesome.”

After earning Conference USA second-team honors as a sophomore, Foster continued his success in his third year in Queen City, tallying 467 kills and 207 digs in the first 24 games of the season.

Foster leads Conference USA in eliminations, while ranking sixth in the nation in eliminations per set and total number of eliminations.

After sweeping the South Florida road trip against FIU and Florida Atlantic, the 49ers return to the field Thursday against Middle Tennessee State, their two-game home game to close out the regular season.

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