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Tomlin explodes for 33 in NC girls’ loss to Cheraw

Dogs playoff-bound; take fourth in 4-AAA

Posted: February 11, 2016 10:50 a.m.
Updated: February 12, 2016 1:00 a.m.
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KALI TOMLIN TOSSED in 33 points in North Central’s 59-57 setback against Cheraw on Tuesday to raise her scoring average to 18.1 points per game.

Kali Tomlin scored a career-best 33 points in North Central’s 59-57 road loss to Cheraw on Tuesday night.

The offensive outburst by Tomlin, a freshman guard, is the second-most points scored by a Lady Knight in one game. Current North Central teacher/coach Christy (Gandy) Holley still holds the school mark with 39 points scored in a game against Lugoff-Elgin during the 1988-89 season.

Tomlin’s night came in one of the best efforts of the season for Mitch Lowder’s squad, which fell to 0-9 in Region 4-AA play heading into tonight’s season finale against visiting Central which will be Senior Night in Boonetown.

The Lady Knights led, 11-10, after the first quarter only to see the Lady Braves use a 24-point second quarter surge to carry a 34-23 lead into intermission. NC led, 23-19, early in the second stanza but the hostesses would go on a half-ending 15-0 run to regain the lead.

Cheraw did not slow down as it built a 23-point second half advantage which the Lady Knights cut to five points with 55 seconds left in the contest. NC trimmed the deficit to 59-57 with 1.2 ticks left in the game clock and with possession of the basketball but could not extend the game into overtime with a two-point basket or, win the contest with a last-gasp 3-point shot.

“We played a great game with a tremendous effort against a good Cheraw team and had a chance to win,” Lowder said of his young squad.

Following Tomlin’s 33-point lead, the next high scorer for the visitors was junior forward Alexis Baker who had 13 points to go along with nine rebounds.

Last Friday, Tomlin went for a team-best 19 points as the Lady Knights fell to Indian Land, 70-43. Baker recorded a double-double for NC with 13 points to go along with 11 rebounds in the loss.


Camden boys stay in fourth: Regardless of the outcome of their regular season-ending road game at Chapin on Tuesday, the Camden High boys basketball team’s fate was sealed when Richland Northeast knocked off Lower Richland.

That took some of the sting from the Bulldogs’ 38-37 loss to the host Eagles.

Camden finished fourth in Region 4-AAA with a final 4-6 record. The victory was the second in 10 conference outings for Chapin.

Ron McKie and company will open state tournament play on the road beginning Tuesday, Feb. 16. The Dogs will face the Region 2-AAA champion. Third-ranked Berea and ninth-ranked Southside were tied atop the circuit with 11-2 records with a game left to be played on Thursday.

As for Tuesday’s contest in Chapin, Camden led, 14-10, after the first period and held a 23-20 advantage at halftime before the Eagles used a 13-7 third quarter run to lead 33-30 heading into the final stanza.

Senior Taylor Kelly led CHS with 12 points while senior Tylen Turner and sophomore Donovan Belton added eight and six points, respectively.


Lady Eagles soar past Camden:  Chapin raced out to a 14-4 first quarter lead and never looked back in doubling up visiting Camden, 58-29, in a Region 4-AAA girls game played Tuesday inside the Eagles Nest.

The loss closed the book on the season for Natalie Jeffcoat’s troops which finished winless in the rugged conference.

The Lady Bulldogs tried to get back into the game with a 12-point second quarter and trailed 25-16 heading into the locker room at intermission. The Lady Eagles put this one away using a 22-point third quarter run which hiked their advantage to 47-22 after three stanzas.

Junior Janai Crim, again, led Camden with 17 points while senior guard Ariyan Massey had six points in her final game.


Demons snap six-game skid: Led by 18 points from sophomore forward Bradwin Salmond, the Lugoff-Elgin boys basketball team put the brakes on a six-game losing skid with a 67-54 win over Central.

The Wednesday night contest in Pageland was a non-region game.

The Demons led, 34-24, at halftime and never looked back in picking up their sixth victory of the season while evening the series with the Eagles.

Junifor forward Marquil Thomas and senior guard Aldreacio Wells were next for L-E with eight points each while junior guard Tyrese Elm added seven.


Blazers avenge loss to Demons: In their first meeting this season, the Lugoff-Elgin boys basketball team secured their first Region 4-4A win by knocking off visiting Ridge View.

Tuesday night, the Blazers returned the favor with a 70-43 win over the visiting Demons in Columbia.

The loss dropped Garrett Knight’s troops to 1-8 in conference play heading into tonight’s season finale at Dutch Fork.

Junior center Elliott Campbell led L-E with eight points and 10 rebounds while Bradwin Salmond, junior guard Robert Samuel and Marquil Thomas added six points each.


L-E girls come up short: Host Central led visiting Lugoff-Elgoff, 14-10, after the first quarter of Wednesday’s girls' basketball game in Pageland.

The four-point cushion proved to be just enough as the Lady Eagles sent the visiting Lady Demons to a 55-52 loss in the nonc-conference contest.

Lugoff-Elgin used a 13-12 second quarter advantage to close to within 26-23 at halftime and would trail, 38-36, after three quarters of play.


Blazers race past Lady Demons: Ridge View used a 23-7 first quarter run to help pave the way for a 62-33 win over visiting Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 4-4A girls basketball game played on Tuesday night.

Von Duncan and company slipped to 0-9 in one of the toughest conferences in the state with one region game left to be played.

L-E trailed, 36-17, at halftime and 52-27 after three quarters.

Junior guard Jasmine Sexton led L-E with eight points while freshman Jamia Bracey and Saige McLeod added six points each.


Cheraw upends Knights: North Central got into a track meet at Cheraw in Tuesday’s Region 4-AA pairing, trailing 31-21 after one quarter. 

The Knights could not keep up with the pace, however, as the host Braves went on to the 82-64 win.

The setback was the ninth in as many conference games for Cary Phillips and crew which trailed, 49-35, at the half and 65-48 after three quarters of play.


Tonight’s games: Lugoff-Elgin closes out the season with a trip to Dutch Fork while North Central entertains Central on Senior Night. Both doubleheaders tip off at 6 p.m.

Camden, whose boys team will be the only local entry in High School League state tournament action, completed its regular season on Tuesday.


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