Senior Dusan Kovacevic scored 27 points and 13 rebounds, helping the Eagles notch an 82-42 victory over Hiawasee Dam on Sunday. With a 27-point first quarter, the Eagles pulled ahead early on the strength of a 25-5 run, eventually claiming a 44-23 lead by halftime. Kovacevic shot well from the field, making 64% (9-for-14) of shots attempted as well as 80% (4-for-5) of threes attempted. Freshman Abba Wague hit three three-pointers and scored 11 points total. Four other players also racked up double digit scores for the Eagles. Junior Josh Lee added 14 points, senior Luka Majstorovic had 12 points to go along with 11 rebounds, and freshman Adama Kpaan racked up 10 points and 8 steals. Also helping the effort for the Eagles were junior Illia Ilicic (7 points, 3 rebounds) and senior Ryan Charnoky (4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal). The Eagles finished the game with 40 rebounds (18 offensive/22 defensive), three blocks and 16 steals. The Eagles take on ther Austrailian National team at home Thursday, December 2.
The Clayton Rotary Club recently honored the November Students of the Month. Linus Williams '15 was selected from Rabun Gap. Pictured L-R Assistant District Governor Rob Kaser, District Governor Bill Strickland, Elizabeth Barlow (Rabun County High School), Joseph Lancaster (Tallulah Falls School), Linus Williams (Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School), and Clayton Rotary President Ara Joyce.
As part of a joint scientific project with Berry College and the American Chestnut Foundation, members of the Rabun Gap community gathered Saturday morning to plant 100 American chestnut trees. Under the leadership of Woody Malot, environmental sustainability director at the School, the experimental orchard was planted to investigate tree resistance to blight and to look at future cross breeding to improve that resistance.
One of the most common trees (and ubiquitous snacks) of early American history, chestnut populations in North America were decimated when a blight was introduced in the early 1900s. Now, scientists and researchers are working to create a blight-resistant chestnut through hybridization.
Photo: Mr. Malot explains the tree planting process to student and faculty volunteers.