Warriors End Season With a String of Wins

The Dillon Christian School Warriors wrapped up their regular season Monday night with the fourth in a series of wins, going 48-46 over Pee Dee Academy.

The Warriors were on the road to face the Pee Dee Academy Eagles, and the Eagles started things off by outscoring the Warriors 13-8 in the first quarter. The Warriors managed to go 11-10 in the second to put the score at 23-19 at the half.

Returning from the break, Dillon Christian not only closed the gap, but managed to take a six point lead, outscoring the Eagles 21-11. Pee Dee rallied in the fourth to go 12-8 but they remained two points shy at 48-46.

The Warriors were led by Parker Coleman and Kin Melvin who each scored 14 points. Coleman made three successful three-pointers and made three of three attempted free throws, in addition to making five steals, four assists, a block, and a defensive rebound. Kin Melvin made two three-pointers, three assists, two steals, and two defensive rebounds.

Tyler Davis added eight points to the win, picking up seven rebounds and making three blocks. Neil Melvin earned seven points, including one successful three-pointer, and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds. He also made seven assists, one steal, and one block.

Matthew Price earned three points for the Warriors, making one two-pointer and one of four free throw attempts. Price also picked up five rebounds and made two blocks and two steals. Will Brown contributed two points from a successful two-pointer and made one steal for the Dillon Christian.

Pee Dee Academy was led by Kevin Driggers with 15 points, five rebounds, two steals, two assists, and five of eight free throw attempts.

Ed Pittman and Keith Brown each added 12 points for the Eagles. Pittman picked up 10 rebounds and made one block and one assist, and two of eight attempted free throws. Brown made six of eight free throws and grabbed four rebounds, two steals, and one assist.

Also scoring were Bruce Baker with four points, VJ Pridgen with two, and Clay Martin with one. Baker made two steals and three rebounds, while Pridgen picked up three rebounds and made made three assists. Martin made one steal, and Will Daniels made two assists.

The win improved Dillon Christian’s record to 8-10 overall and 6-7 in SCISA Region 4-2A.

According to the stats entered by DCS Coach Aaron Johnson on MaxPreps.com, this season the Warriors earned a total of 902 points and averaged 50 points per game, with Kin Melvin and Parker Coleman averaging 15 and 12 points per game respectively. Kin Melvin made 36 three-pointers and Coleman made 24. Melvin also had the best free throw record, making 60 out of 77 attempted. Neil Melvin picked up a total of 165 rebounds, and Coleman earned 48 steals and made 88 assists.

The Warriors will next play in the SCISA Region 4-2A Regional Playoffs with the Warriors taking on Marlboro Academy at host site Byrnes Schools. Marlboro is 12-7 overall and 8-6 in the region.