The South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association released its 2015 All-State teams and classification players of the year on Friday.
Nine locals made the exclusive cut, led by York’s Deshaw Andrews who made the 4A list. Andrews was also named the Region 3-4A player of the year recently, and he was joined on the All-State list by Clover senior Bryce Allen.
Chester’s Tommy Sanders – the Region 3-3A player of the year – and South Pointe’s Marveon Mobley were included in the 3A team, while Indian Land’s Darnell Rogers – the Region 4-2A player of the year – made 2A All-State and Great Falls’ Nigel Simpson made the 1A selection.
Nation Ford’s Alixis Roccia earned All-State honors for 4A girls. And a pair of local 3A girls, Lancaster junior Malia Rivers and South Pointe junior Izzy Clark, were named All-State as well.
• Two of the area’s talented class of 2016 college football prospects got scholarship offers this week.
Northwestern junior linebacker Trae’von Hinton picked up his first offer Thursday, from Charlotte. And South Pointe junior defensive back Nick McCloud picked up his second offer Friday, this one from James Madison. McCloud got his first last summer from Appalachian State.
Spring Valley 62, Rock Hill 49: The Spring Valley Vikings used a 17-1 run in the first quarter to take the lead and go on to a 62-49 win over the Rock Hill Bearcats in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night at Spring Valley.
Dreher 50, South Pointe 48: The Blue Devils built a third-quarter lead and survived a South Pointe comeback attempt and edged the Stallions in the second round of the 3A playoffs at Dreher.
Indian Land 56, Strom Thurmond 52: The Warriors built an eight-point lead after three quarters, and hung on down the stretch to claim a win over the Rebels in the second round of the 2A playoffs at Indian Land.
The win sends the Warriors against the winner of the Newberry-Landrum game on Tuesday.
Southside Christian 53, Lewisville 45: The Sabres defeated the Lions in the second round of the 1A playoffs Friday night at Simpsonville.
York Prep 55, North Hills Christian 50: The Patriots came from behind in a regular season game Friday night at North Hills.
The Patriots trailed by as many as eight points late in the fourth period, before Tracus Chisholm caught fire and hit four 3-point shots to key the comeback.
The win was the 19th of the year for the Patriots.
York Prep - Chisholm 20, White 14, Nork 8, Houston 7, Burns 4, Hoffman 2.
North Hills - Murdock 14, Beck 10, Turner 13, Taylor 8, Long 3, Johnson 2.
Team Fouls - York Prep 15, North Hills 17.