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Former York standout helping Lander set records

Freshman guard Nardia Robbins, a former basketball standout at York Comprehensive High School, helped the Lander women's team set a couple of single-game records earlier this season.

Robbins and the Lady Bearcats established school and Peach Belt Conference records for points in a game and margin of victory in a 124-37 victory over Allen last month.

A 5-5 guard, Robbins hit a free throw with 38 seconds left to push the Lady Bearcats to 122 points. That eclipsed the previous school single-game record set Jan. 9, 2008, in a 121-65 victory, also over Allen.

The 87-point margin topped the old mark of 73 set on Dec. 1, 2007, in a 113-40 win over Georgia Southwestern.

Robbins scored 15 points in the Allen game, hitting 5-of-6 field goals, including a 3-pointer, and 4-of-6 free throws.

Robbins is averaging 3.8 points and 1.2 rebounds.

SPARTANBURG METHODIST: Former Rock Hill High pitcher Josh Salay is one of five Pioneer players who have committed to College of Charleston for 2009-10.

The five Pioneers will be playing for Cougars coach Monte Lee, who was a SMC assistant in 2001-02.

Salay, who began his college career at Winthrop before transferring, was 10-1 last season as a freshman. He started 12 games, pitched 67 innings with 57 strikeouts and a 3.63 ERA.

WINSTON-SALEM STATE: Freshman guard Jemarcus McClinton (Chester) has seen limited playing time for the Rams.

The 6-3, 175-pound former Cyclone has played in six of eight games, averaging five minutes, 1.8 points and almost a rebound a game for the 1-7 Rams.

McClinton was The Herald's 2007-08 All-Area Player of the Year, leading Chester to a 17-8 record and to the Class AAA Upper State championship game. He averaged 26 points a game, second best in South Carolina, and eight rebounds. He was named to the All-Region 3-AAA and the Class AAA All-State teams.

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