The Lake View Wild Gators came from behind to edge the Loris Lions 65-64 in varsity basketball action played in Lake View on Tuesday, December 17.
Lake View controlled the opening tip-off but Loris took an early lead that the Wild Gators fought tenaciously until at the end of the first quarter, Lake View trailed by only 1 point, 15-14.
In the early moments of the second quarter, Loris hit some good shots and took a 21-14 lead and with only 4:10 remaining in the first half found themselves up 28-16 over Lake View.
With 3:08 remaining in the second quarter of play, Lake View was down 32-16 However, Lake View fought back and was down 32-22 at halftime.
Lake View began to whittle away and soon found themselves closing the gap to only 3 points, 40-37. With 1:32 remaining in the third quarter, Lake View tied the game at 44 and then took a 3-point lead, 47-44. However, Loris responded with a 3-point shot from #4. The score went back and forth, and the teams were knotted at 52.
As the teams raced back and forth across the court, the score changed again and again. However, Lake View took the 1-point, come-from-behind win 65-64 in an exciting match-up.
The Lake View Lady Wild Gators edged the Loris Lady Lions 45-42 in a thriller played in Lake View on Tuesday, December 17, in front of an enthusiatic crowd of spectators.
The Lake View Lady Wild Gators trailed by 5 points at halftime, 23-18. However, the team whittled away slowly at the 5-point lead and overcame the deficit and led by a slim 1-point after 3 quarters of play.
The spectators witnessed play after play in this action-paced thriller as each team drove down the court and attempted to score. Every basket was contested by both teams.
One team would score then the other team.
With 5:13 remaining in the game, the score was knotted at 34. Lake View managed a 5-point lead with 3:10 remaining only to see Loris tighten the game to 2 points with Lake View leading 39-37. With 2:07 remaining Lake View held a slim 3-point lead, 41-38 that Loris cut to only 1 point, 42-41.
The Latta Vikings varsity girls basketball team returned home on Monday, December 16, with a hard-fought 66-60 overtime win in Mullins.
The Mullins Lady Auctioneers held a 6-point lead. At halftime, Mullins was up 31-23. In the third quarter, the Latta Lady Vikings outscored the Mullins Lady Auctioneers 14-8 to cut the lead to only 2 points. After regulation the score was knotted at 54.
In overtime, Latta outscored Mullins by 6 points to claim the win.
In the first half Latta committed 8 fouls while Mullins was guilty of 7 fouls. Each team committed 10 fouls in the second half.
Latta’s Ri’Ana Green scored 22 points while Moya McDuffie and Kadaisha Wheeler each connected for a dozen points. Adaya Gordon added 10 points. Brycelyn Berry connected for 4 points. Dasha Burdsall, Ezira Grice, and Kierra Oxendine each contributed 2 points.
Mullins’ J. Nichols led all scorers with 27 points while A. Reed, K. Friday, T. Lasane, and J. Phillips each had 7 points. N. Lewis added 5 points.
The Latta Vikings varsity boys suffered an 83-70 loss to the visiting Johnsonville Golden Flashes on Wednesday, December 18, in Latta.
Latta controlled the tip-off. However, Johnsonville placed the first points on the scoreboard.
By the end of the first quarter Latta held a slim, 1-point lead, 19-18. Latta committed 4 fouls in the first quarter while Johnsonville committed 3 fouls.
By halftime Latta held a hard-earned 5-point lead, 38-33 , while committing 4 fouls in the second quarter. Johnsonville committed 7 fouls.
Johnsonville cut Latta’s lead to 4 points, 47-43, with 5:12 remaining in the third quarter. Johnsonville continued to work until the game was knotted at 48 on a 2-point shot that was banked off the backboard by Johnsonville’s #24.
He then sank a free throw to give Johnsonville the lead, 49-48.
After 3 quarters of play, Johnsonville held a 68-55 lead over Latta.
The Latta Lady Vikings varsity picked up a 70-45 win over the visiting Johnsonville Golden Flashes in basketball action played in Latta on Wednesday, December 18.
Latta held an 18-5 lead after the first period of play in which there was only one foul committed by Latta.
Latta was fortunate to be able to play some of the reserve players during the game.
When the buzzer sounded to end the first half, Latta enjoyed a 33-22 lead.
Latta committed 3 fouls in the second quarter while Johnsonville committed 6 fouls.
The Lady Vikings increased the lead to 13 points after 3 quarters of play.
In the second half Latta committed 6 fouls, and Johnsonville committed 7 fouls.
Latta’s Moya McDuffie had a game-high 21 points followed by Ri’Ana Green with 20 points. Kadaisha Wheeler connected for 18 points. Dasha Burdsall and Adaya Gordon each had 4 points, and Ezira Grice had 3 points.
Johnsonville’s Ny’Asia Graham had 12 points while TaNiya Timmons and Nya Verner each had 9 points for Johnsonville followed by LaNiya Wilson with 8 points. Antaniya Brown contributed 4 points, and Brooks Eaddy had 3 points.
The Johnsonville Golden Flashes junior varsity basketball team returned home on Wednesday, December 18, with a 54-45 hard-fought victory over the Latta Vikings in Latta.
After the first period of play, Johnsonville was up by 9 points, 15-6 and by halftime the Golden Flashes were up 26-16.
Each team committed 5 fouls in the first half.
In the third period of play, Latta cut the lead to only 2 points, 27-25 with 3:24 remaining in the quarter and continued to battle until the score was tied at 32 at the conclusion of the third quarter.
Latta found themselves losing ground in the fourth quarter and had to commit fouls to lengthen the game.
However, the Golden Flashes prevailed and took the win.
Latta was guilty of 10 fouls and Johnsonville was guilty of 9 fouls in the second half.
Dillon Christian School Warriors’ Weston Glasgow scored a team-high 24 points to hand Cathedral a 90-68 loss at the Nationwide East of I-95 Christmas Tournament at The King’s Academy in Florence over the weekend.
Cathedral held a 3-point, 18-15, lead after the first quarter of play. By halftime, Dillon Christian School had taken the lead by scoring 32 points while holding Cathedral to 14 points. After 3 quarters of play Dillon Christian School was up 15 points, 69-54.
Dillon’s Ethan Brewington added 23 points. Adam Norman placed 16 points on the scoreboard while Ian Bethea added 10 points. Josh Duran scored 7 points, and Greyson Singletary connected for 5 points. Austin Heasley had 3 points, and Caleb Boykin had 2 points.
Dillon Christian School will play West Brunswick, N.C., at the Adidas Tournament at Bladenboro, N.C., at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 26.
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The Dillon Christian School Warriors outlasted Northwood Academy 97-89 in this high-scoring varsity basketball game played at the Nationwide East of I-95 Christmas Tournament at The King’s Academy in Florence.
The Warriors took an early 31-19 lead after the first quarter of play. By halftime, the Warriors were up 11 points. After 3 quarters of play, the Warriors’ lead was cut to only 2 points. However, in the fourth quarter of play, Dillon Christian School placed 21 points on the scoreboard and held Northwood Academy to 15 points.
The Warriors’ Ethan Brewington scored a game-high 27 points, and Weston Glasgow added 19 points. Adam Norman connected for 16 points, and Josh Duran added 14 points. Ian Bethea connected for 12 points, and Phillip Campbell had 7 points. Walt Bailey added 2 more points for the Warriors.
The Dillon Christian School Warriors varsity basketball team took a 14-point, 59-45 win over Palmetto Christian. By halftime the Warriors had a 9-point lead.
In the second half Dillon Christian School outscored Palmetto Christian 27-22.
Weston Glasgow scored a game-high 22 points followed by Adam Norman with 12 points. Ethan Brewington connected for 10 points, and Ian Bethea added 6 points. Phillip Campbell had 5 points in the game, and Josh Duran had 4 points.
The Dillon Wildcats picked up a 68-61 win over Red Springs of North Carolina at the Robeson County Shootout at Purnell Swett High School.
Red Springs held a 16-12 lead after the first period. Both teams added 17 points in the second period of play to keep the lead at 4 points for Red Springs at halftime. Dillon edged Red Springs by one point in the third period of play to cut the lead to 3 points. Dillon sank 21 points in the the fourth quarter while holding Red Springs to 10 points to take the win.
Dillon’s Christian Mella scored 17 points to lead Dillon while Brennan Reaves added 13 points. Daizion Alford added 9 points, and Omar McKinley added 8 points. Jacarry Cabbagestalk connected for 6 points, and Keshawn Greer had 4 points. Christopher Wright garnered 3 points.
Dillon is 2-3 for the season.
Dillon will host Marlboro County on January 8.
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Latta suffered a 62-45 loss to Summerville at the Andy Landers Division at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center over the weekend.
Latta was down at halftime 33-18.
Latta’s Ri’Ana Green led her team in scoring with 20 points. Adaya Gordon scored 8 points while Moya McDuffie connected for 6 points.
Kadaisha Wheeler added 5 points, and Kierra Oxendine had 2 points.
Ambrosia Berry sank a free throw. Latta will host Andrews at 6:00 p.m. on January 7.
Latta is 3-5 for the season and 2-0 in Region 7-2A
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The Lake View Lady Gators handed the Fairmont Golden Tornadoes a 57-39 loss in varsity basketball action in a game played at the Robeson County, N.C. Shootout at Purnell Swett High School.
The first quarter of play ended with the score knotted at 12 each. By halftime Fairmont had taken a 6-point lead, 26-20. Lake View took a 2-point lead after the third quarter of play by scoring 16 points and holding Fairmont to only 8 points.
Lake View’s Gwendasia Page and Jaleya Ford each had 12 points in the game followed by Zaiona Henbergh with 10 points. Zan’Dasia McNeil and Tianaa Hamilton each had 8 points, and Mi’Lashia Wheeler connected for 6 points. Samoria Nesmith garnered a free throw.
The Dillon Christian School Warriors defeated Florence Christian 60-47 in varsity basketball played in Dillon on Monday, December 16. Dillon Christian School had a 41-25 lead at halftime. Dillon Christian School’s Weston Glassgow scored a game-high 25 points. Ethan Brewington added 14 points while Adam Norman had 12 points. Phillip Campbell contributed 3 points while Josh Brown, Ian Bethea, and Caleb Boykin each had 2 points. Florence Christian was led in scoring by Alex Rishmawi with team-high 12 points while Clayton Bochette contributed 11 points. Jordan, Gibbs, Aikens each had 5 points. Johnson added 4 points, and Kelly added 3 points. Smith garnered 2 points in the game.
The Latta Lady Vikings picked up a 61-43 win over the Loris Lady Lions in the Andy Landers Division at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center at Myrtle Beach on Friday, December 20.
By halftime Latta held a 29-18 lead.
Latta’s Moya McDuffie scored a game-high 23 points followed by Ri’Ana Green with 14 points. Dasha Burdsall added 8 points, and Brycelyn Berry contributed 6 points. Kadaisha Wheeler, K’La Hayes, Joy Berry-Campbell, Kierra Oxendine, and Adaya Gordon each had 2 points.
The Dillon Wildcats varsity boys team dropped a 59-32 decision to Purnell Swett in Pembroke at the Robeson County Shootout at Purnell Swett High School.
Dillon trailed by 12 points after the first period of play and by halftime was down 32-14. After 3 periods of play, Dillon 45-26.
Dillon’s Brenan Reeves led the Wildcats in scoring with 13 points followed by Christopher Wright with 4 points and Christian Mella with 3 points. Kendrick Cabbagestalk, Daizion Alford, and Zayvion Bethea each scored 2 points. Shamarion McKinnon connected for a free throw.
The Dillon Lady Wildcats handed Lumberton a 56-41 loss in varsity basketball at the Robeson County Shootout played at the Pernell Swett High School on Saturday, December 21.
Dillon led 19-11 after the first quarter of play. By halftime, the ‘Cats’ lead was 12 points, 29-17. After 3 periods of play, Dillon was up 40-31.
The Lady Cats committed only 4 fouls in the first half while Lumberton committed 7. In the second half of play, Dillon was guilty of 10 fouls, and Lumberton committed 9 fouls.
Dillon’s Jykya Bell made five 2-point shots and was perfect at the charity line connecting on 4 free throws in 4 attempts while placing 14 points on the scoreboard. Chyna Pouncey made two 3-point shots, two 2-point shots, and also made one of two free throws for 11 points. Shantazia Gordon also had 11 points in the game while connecting on five 2-point shots and one of two free throws. Alyse Hines had three 2-point shots and 3 of 4 free throws for 9 points. Deanna Lane made two 2-point shots and was perfect at the line with one free throw in one attempt for 5 points while Jayla Goodwin had a 2-point basket and 2 free throws in 2 attempts for 4 total points. Adrianna Ervin connected for a 2-point basket.
Lumberton’s H. Werrell and L. Hunt each had 7 points in the game while Z. Cade, A. Smith, and T. Hunt each had 6 points. X. Lauerence contributed 4 points, and A. Stubbs had 3 points. D. Oxendine had a 2-point basket.
The Dillon Lady Wildcats picked up a 64-16 win over the Cape Fear Christian Eagles in varsity basketball action played at the Robeson County Shootout at Pernell Swett High School on Friday, December 20.
Dillon took an early 15-8 lead after the first quarter and continued to add to the scoring. By halftime the Lady Wildcats held a 28-13 lead. After 3 quarters of play, Dillon led 49-14.
Dillon’s Chyna Pouncey led all scorers with 19 points of which she connected on seven 2-point shots, a 3-point shot, and hit 2 of 3 free throw attempts. Shantazia Gordon had 12 points, all from 2-point shots. Jykya Bell had 11 points from four 2-point shots and one 3-point shot. Adrianna Ervin connected for 9 points on four 2-point shots and 1 free throw. Deanna Lane had two 2-point baskets and was perfect from the free throw line with 1 point. Alyse Hines had a 2-point shot and 2 free throws while Allaysse Simmons and Jayla Goodwin each had a 2-point basket.
Cape Fear’s Z. Matthews led the Eagles in scoring with 7 points. T. McNeil connected for 3 points while M. Taylor, K. Bass, and A. Bass each had 2 points. The Lady ‘Cats committed 9 fouls in the first half and only 3 fouls in the second half.
The Lady Eagles committed 9 fouls in the first half and 8 fouls in the second half.