Rock Hill's late rally fell short on the road as Gaffney outlasted the Bearcats 68-58 in men's basketball.
The second quarter decided the contest, as Rock Hill got outscored by 11 points in the quarter. This made the halftime margin 36-22 and the Bearcats never recovered.
"I thought our basketball team grew up tonight," said Rock Hill coach Bobby Stevens. "We didn't turn the ball over nearly as much, made some big defensive plays and had great distribution of the basketball."
Rock Hill was led by Mario McCollough's 14 points. Tinelle Williams and Jonathan Meeks added 10 points each in the losing effort.
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Rock Hill 12 10 12 24 -- 58
Gaffney 15 21 13 19 -- 68
• YORK, 57, INDIAN LAND 55 -- Birthdays are always special, and for York's Wade Ramsey on Tuesday will be one he will never forget. Ramsey was on the money for his first two 3-pointers of the game and put York ahead of Indian Land 6-0, en route to an 18-point game and his Cougars a 57-55 win over a scrappy Indian Land team.
Despite Ramsey's success, the game was not over until the final seconds.
The Cougars built an 18-point lead in the second quarter, but nearly lost the lead late in the contest. The Warriors had three major runs to bring the final score within two before falling by two points.
Trailing 27-9 early in the second period, the Warriors went on a 12-0 run spurred by back-to-back 3-point shots from Karl Watson and Andy Sawyer. Sawyer ended the game with a team-high 16 points.
After York accumulated a nine-point lead to start the second half, Indian Land tied the game at 32 after nine straight points of their own, capped by a 3-pointer from Watson.
Finally, with the game pretty much in check, the Warriors scored 12 of the games final 14 points for the final margin, a run that was aided by poor free throw shooting from the Cougars.
Sawyer hit a bucket from just inside the three point margin to cut the lead to two with three seconds remaining, but the Warriors were out of timeouts as the Cougars held on to the win.
The game slowed to a snails pace late, as 41 combined fouls were called, including three technicals. York had the opportunities to put the game away but could not convert from the charity stripe and let the Warriors make it interesting in the end.
"We played much better tonight than we did the last time we played York," said first year Warriors coach Nate Smith. "We played hard, but I think we lost our mind, and did not respond well to adversity at times. The season is still early, but so far I'd give this team a B rating through the first six games."