Compiled by Sam Copeland
To the aggressor goes the spoils, and the Fort Mill boys were clearly the more aggressive team Tuesday night. Fort Mill shot 26 free throws, and made 16, to Lancaster’s 6, and that difference played a big part in the Yellow Jackets’ 62-53 win.
The difference was most obvious in the first half. Fort Mill found open lanes to the basket numerous times en route to a 28-13 lead.
The Yellow Jackets’ lead grew to as much as 17 in the second half. Lancaster cut it to 10 twice, at 30-20 and 45-35, but Fort Mill’s balance was too much for the Bruins. Harrison Lancaster led Fort Mill with 15, Rylan Wells had 11, and Matt Ferguson had 10.
Calvin Crawford had 12, Deuce Dunlap had 11, and Demarcus Montgomery had 11 for the Bruins.
South Pointe 53,
Nation Ford 42
The Stallions’ quickness was just too much for the Falcons as they forced 26 turnovers and got several points off of them.
South Pointe was led by Devin Pearson, who had 15, all coming on 3-pointers and Anthony Johnson, who had 25 to lead all scorers.
Nation Ford and South Pointe played each other close for the first half, but the Stallions took control in the third quarter and outscored the Falcons 25-11 in the period.
The Falcons rallied in the final period and pulled within 10 on a couple occasions, but couldn’t get over the hump to get caught up.
Nation Ford scored its first field goal in nearly 10 minutes as they started the third quarter on a 4-0 run to regain the lead. That lead was short lived as South Pointe quickly came back to hit two 3-pointers, both by Pearson as the Stallions went back up 27-21.
The only offense the Falcons could muster was the play of junior Riley Hilton as he was able to get second chance opportunities and capitalize. Hilton had 14 points to lead Nation Ford.
Great Falls 65, C. A. Johnson 55
The Red Devils built up a 43-23 lead midway through the third quarter and withstood a furious C. A. Johnson rally in the final 12 minutes to claim a region win.
Mardre Dean led the way with 22 points. He got help from David Jeter and Chris Culp, both of whom scored 10 points.
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C. A. Johnson - R. Riley 5, P. Goodman 7, M. Knox 16, B. Johnson 11, A. Eaddy 2, J. Cleckley 3, D. Corley 9.
Great Falls - D. D. Boulware 6, Nygel Simpson 9, Mardre Dean 22, Tyjai Woodard 8, David Jeter 10, Chris Culp 10.
3-point goals - C. A. Johnson (Goodman 1, Cleckley 1), Great Falls (Simpson 1, Dean 1, Woodard 1). Team fouls - C. A. Johnson 14, Great Falls 18. Fouled out - Johnson (CAJ).
Records: Great Falls 5-6, 1-0 in Region 3-A.
W. Catawba 55,
Covenant Day School 52
The Indians won their fourth road game in a row.
It marked the first time since the 2008-09 season that Westminster Catawba has won at Covenant Day.
A.J. Jackson and Kyle Nyman led the Indians with 15 points each. Westminster Catawba improved to 11-5 with the win.
Westminster Catawba - A. J. Jackson 15, Kyle Nyman 15, Casey Fink 8, Luke Hamrick 8, Brandon Laurencin 6, Sam Greene 2, William Noblett 1.
Covenant Day School - David Airing 20, Ben Hayes 10, J. Melton 8, B. Pierce 6, L. Mosteller 3, E. Vandervelde 3, J. Vandervelde 2.
3-point goals - Westminster Catawba 3 (Casey Fink 2, Luke Hamrick 1), Covenant Day 4 (Ben Hayes 1, E. Vandervelde 1, David Airing 1, L Mosteller 1). Team fouls: Westminster Catawba 14, Covenant Day School 20. Fouled out - None.
Records: Westminster Catawba 11-5.
Rock Hill 54,
Nation Ford 12
The Bearcats won nine weight classes and defeated Nation Ford in a Region 3-AAAA matchup. Four of Rock Hill’s win were by pins.