CLOVER — One girls’ champion was crowned and the boys worked their way toward Friday’s championship game in the second day of action at the Clover Optimist Tournament at Clover High School on Wednesday.
The Orangeburg-Wilkinson Bruins won the title in the girls’ White Division with a 51-29 decision over Northwestern.
Dejoria Howard led the Bruins with 23. Iesha Love topped the Northwestern attack with eight and Aubrianna Thompson scored seven.
Northwestern made it to the title game with wins over Seneca and Newberry, while Orangeburg-Wilkinson reached the title contest with wins over Nation Ford and Lancaster.
Newberry got 17 points from Kelsey Felks and won the consolation game in that division with a 55-44 win over Nation Ford. Taylor Yarborough and Brooklyn Bailey led Nation Ford with 10 points each.
Clover and Lancaster played in a late game for the championship in the Gray Division. Fort Mill and Seneca battled in the consolation contest in that division.
Clover made its way to the finals with a win over Seneca earlier in the day, while Lancaster toppled Fort Mill to reach the championship game.
In the Blue Division, the winner of the late game between Chester and Olympia will take on Cuthbertson on Friday at 2:30 p.m. The loser of that game will go against Ridge View in the consolation game, also at 2:30 p.m.
• In boys’ action, Clover defeated Fairfield Central 50-42. The Blue Eagles broke a 24-all tie at halftime by outscoring the Griffins 15-6 in the third period to take the lead for good.
Bryce Allen led the attack for coach Bailey Jackson’s team with 13 points. Aaron Milner chipped in seven points.
In other boys’ games Northwestern raced to a 39-23 halftime lead and routed Cuthbertson 68-41. Clenzo Ross led the Trojans with 18 points. He got help from Armani Hill who tossed in 17. Northwestern had four players in double figures.
In other boys’ action, Fairfield Central topped McBee 53-34, while Dutch Fork beat Oakbrook Prep 86-55. Broome defeated McBee 66-59. Northwestern and Oakbrook Prep played in the late boys’ contest.
Clover will face Dutch Fork on Friday at 1 p.m. to complete the boys’ action. The pairings for the three consolation games and championship contest set for 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday will be determined at that time.