Clover 46, York 39
The Clover Blue Eagles used a 12-2 second period run and got 19 points from Renee Carter to defeat the York Cougars 46-39 in a non-region game Friday night in York.
It was the second time in a week that Clover has beaten York. Aylesha Wade had 14 for Clover, 12 in the first half. Ramsay Green led York with nine points.
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Clover (6-3) led 14-11 after one period. Wade had seven in the period for the Blue Eagles.
Clover scored the first six points of the second period, which was part of a 12-2 run. The closest York (3-4) would get after that was within five with under a minute left in the game.
The Cougars did get it down to 35-28 headed to the fourth, but the Blue Eagles scored the first five points of the fourth quarter and kept the home team at arm’s length in the final eight minutes.
Carter was too much in the paint and on the boards for York all night, and she had six of her points in the final period.
Check out highlights from the game:
Fort Mill 68, Indian Land 13
Fort Mill routed Indian Land 68-13 in a non-region game at Fort Mill Friday night.
Unique Burch led Fort Mill with 18 points. Wallace Cortazar added 13 to the winning cause.
Fort Mill improved to 6-3 on the year.
Lancaster 76, Chester 40
Lancaster toppled Chester 76-40 in a non-region game at Chester Friday night.
Lancaster is 6-2, while Chester is 0-10.
York Prep 56, Lewisville 30
York Prep took a 24-16 lead at halftime and defeated Lewisville 56-30 in a non-region game Lewisville Friday night.
Shylin Hemphill led York Prep with 15 points. She was joined in double figures by Jeremy Mapp, who tossed in 11 points.
Hannah McCallister led Lewisville with 11 points and four rebounds. Amber Bass added nine points and hauled in six rebounds.
York Prep is 5-4, while Lewisville is 2-7 on the year.
Gaffney 58, Northwestern 43
Gaffney topped Northwestern 58-43 in a non-region game at Northwestern Friday night.
Northwestern is 4-4 on the year.
Nation Ford 58, South Pointe 39
Nation Ford raced to a 36-16 lead at halftime and topped South Pointe 58-39 in a non-region game at Nation Ford Friday night.
Nation Ford is 7-0, while South Pointe is 6-3.
Clover 59, York 56 (OT)
Luke Darling hit a game-tying three-pointer with 24 seconds left in regulation, and led the Clover Blue Eagles with 12 points as they defeated the York Cougars 59-56 in overtime Friday night in York. Clover put three others in double figures as Heze Massey had 11, and both Andrew White and Qwashun Garrett had 10.
It was a stark contrast from last Friday night in Clover when the Blue Eagles won 80-53.
The Cougars (3-4) had a chance to tie it with 7.5 seconds left in overtime, but senior Malcolm Kennedy missed two free throws with Clover leading 58-56. After a Blue Eagle free throw, Kennedy could only get off a step-back, fading three as time expired that came up well short. Kennedy led all scorers with 18. He drained two free throws in regulation to give York a three-point lead just before Darling’s three.
York closed the first half on a 9-0 run to cut the Clover lead to 28-26, and Cameron Jones basket inside tied things at 28 to start the second half. Jones and Jaquarius Guinn were big inside for York all night with rebounds and putbacks. Jones had 12 points and Guinn eight.
The Cougars led 44-40 after three quarters, and held the lead the entire fourth until Darling’s three. York sophomore point guard Gabe Carroll fouled out with 3:11 to play in regulation, and the Cougars missed his ball-handling. He also hit three three-pointers.
There were eight lead changes in the game. Clover moves to 4-2 on the year.
Check out highlights from the game, as well as interview with Luke Darling and Blue Eagles coach Bailey Jackson:
Nation Ford 73, South Pointe 64
Nation Ford built a 16-point halftime lead and held off South Pointe for a non-region win. Zeb Graham’s 18 points led the Falcons’ offensive efforts, and Khydarius Smith (16), Ben Tuipulotu (12), Eric Moulds (12) and Sean McCabe (10) each hit double figures as well. J.C. McCorn led South Pointe with 22 points and B.J. Davis added 13.
Fort Mill 58, Indian Land 52
Fort Mill took a 32-26 lead at intermission and held on for a 58-52 win over Indian Land in a non-region game at Fort Mill Friday night.
Ryan Heriot led Fort Mill with 25 points. Jerrick Palmer was the top scorer for Indian Land with 23 points. Fort Mill is 4-4 on the year, while Indian Land is 3-5.
Chester 66, Lancaster 63
Chester edged Lancaster 66-63 in a non-region game at Chester Friday night. Chester is 7-1, while Lancaster is 4-3.
Lewisville 77, York Prep 67
Lewisville defeated York Prep 77-67 in a non-region game at Lewisville Friday night. Lewisville is 3-4 on the year.
Gaffney 66, Northwestern 65
Gaffney nipped Northwestern 66-65 in a non-region game at Northwestern Friday night. Northwestern is 3-5 on the year.
Columbia 58, Great Falls 54
Columbia edged Great Falls 58-54 in a non-region game Thursday night at Great Falls. The loss was the first in seven games for Great Falls.