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Dorman thumps Lancaster Bruins

Dorman earned a return trip to the Upper State final with a convincing 81-62 victory over Lancaster Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers scored the game's first 10 points and never trailed, while the Bruins never got closer than seven points in the second half. Dorman, which lost last season's Upper State championship to Irmo, will play Gaffney on Friday at the Bi-Lo Center. Dorman (25-3) won both regular season meetings.

"I'm proud of our guys and they did everything we asked of them against a very, very good Lancaster team," Dorman coach Thomas Ryan said.

Dorman had four players score in double-figures, led by Curtis Webb's 25 and Kavon Dover's 22; Maurice Daniels scored 12 and Brandon Pinckney added 10. S.C. player of the year Sindarius Thornwell scored 23 for Lancaster, three below his season average, and he had just 11 entering the fourth quarter.

"Thornwell was the best player in the state, bar none, and we did a great job on him," Ryan said.

Dorman was high energy from the very beginning against a taller opponent, with Dover and Daniels each contributing four points to the game-opening 10-0 run.