As luck would have it, Katie Bradley's 12-foot jumper came after the horn signaling the end of the first half had sounded.
Well before his team headed to the locker room to dress for Tuesday's game with the visiting Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, North Central boys' basketball coach Chad Dixon passed along this message, "We're not going to win 100 to 40 this time," he said.
Two points of emphasis for the North Central boys' basketball team coming into this season have been playing hard and working hard. Those themes have been stressed throughout pre-season by Knights' head coach Chad Dixon.
The North Central boys basketball team rebounded from Saturday's loss to Lakewood to beat rival Andrew Jackson in Monday night's second round of the Buford Invitational pre-season basketball tournament being played in Lancaster County.
Heading into Saturday's class A state boys and girls state cross country championship meets at Clemson's Sandhills Research Center in northeast Columbia, North Central head coach Chad Dixon knew his teams had the decks stacked against them.
It's already looking like a good 2011 for the 2010 North Central football program.
If only things finished the way they started for North Central.
There is little chance that even with a win over visiting C.A. Johnson tonight, that North Central can earn a berth in next week's first round of the class A playoffs. That does not mean, however, that the season finale is a throwaway game.
Regular season. Post-season. It does not seem to matter to the North Central High volleyball team.
If only the rest of the game had gone the way it started for North Central.
North Central ran the stable in the regular season, completing a 14-0 campaign with a 25-18, 25-13, 25-20 victory over conference foe McBee on Tuesday to finish league play with an 8-0 record.
For the first time in the young, five-year existence of the North Central boys cross country program, the Knights won the Region 3-A championship at the meet hosted by Chesterfield on Tuesday.
Who would have ever thought a week one loss would come back to help a team eight weeks later?
North Central took all the suspense out of the Region 3-A volleyball chase as the Lady Knights won the conference crown with one match to spare in knocking off Chesterfield in four games last Thursday.
Who says that 13 is unlucky?
Cheraw proved to be a mere bump in the road for North Central as the Lady Knights crushed visiting Braves in three sets, 25-7, 25-16 and 25-18, on Tuesday night in a Region 4-AA volleyball match played inside The Castle in Boonetown.
That steamroller which is the North Central High volleyball team showed no signs of slowing down in a 3-1 win over Indian Land in a match played last Thursday in Lancaster.
One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.
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