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Camden sweeps McBee; Knights fall to Cardinals

Posted: December 7, 2011 2:48 p.m.
Updated: December 9, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Coming into Tuesday’s home opener against McBee, Camden knew it would have to pay particular attention to Rashad Reed.

Reed, a shooting guard, torched Hartsville to the tune of 56 points in a 96-79 McBee loss last week.

Tuesday night inside the Dog Pound, the high-scoring Panther was held to 20 points as the host Bulldogs improved to 2-0 on the season with a 67-49 victory.

Reed was held to just three second half points by a stingy CHS defense.

As for the Bulldogs, junior guard Josh Council scored a team-best 17 points with senior point guard Darelle Smith next with 11. Senior forward Hamid Mathis added nine.

Lady Bulldogs win first game: Senior center Chelsea Reynolds and senior guard Chloe Poole combined for 29 points as the Camden girls evened their record after two games by holding off visiting McBee, 59-55.

Reynolds led Natalie Jeffcoat’s troops with 17 points while Poole was next with a dozen. Classmate Porsha Griffin rounded out the double-digit scorers for Camden with 10 points.

The Lady Bulldogs’ balanced scoring was need to overcome the Lady Panthers’ 1-2 punch of Jamelia Jones, who led all scorers with 28 points, while being backed by 20 points from Analisha Phillips.

Cards shuffle Knights: Led by 24 points from 6-foot-6 junior guard Austin Ajukwa, host Cardinal Newman trumped visiting North Central for the second consecutive Tuesday night as the Cardinals ran past Chad Dixon’s charges, 68-39, in a game played in Columbia.

NC sophomore center Kawan Hough led the guests with 11 points. Justin Black and Gregory Holmes were next with nine and eight points, respectively.

Weekend action: Lugoff-Elgin will head to Camden tonight as the Bulldogs will celebrate Fan Appreciation Night inside the Dog Pound.

The girls’ game will tip off the doubleheader beginning at 6 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow.

Presented by the Camden Bulldog Club, Fan Appreciation Night will feature Former Camden High standout and current Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim relief pitcher, Michael Kohn, and former Lugoff-Elgin pitcher and current University of South Carolina closer, Forrest Koumas, being on hand to sign autographs at the game.

In addition to the appearance by the two local pitchers, there will be prizes awarded throughout the night and contests will be held with prizes awarded to the winners.

North Central will be at home tonight to take on Buford in a 6 p.m. start inside The Castle.

In wrestling, Lugoff-Elgin will head to Bamberg-Ehrhardt on Saturday for an individual tournament while the Camden Military Academy grapplers travel to Lancaster for a Saturday tournament.

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