Leading host Central of Pageland, 14-12 after one quarter and 17-16 early in the second, the North Central girls' basketball team had hopes of closing the season with an upset win and their first Region 4-AA victory.
Cheraw wrapped up the Region 4-AA boys' basketball title with a 94-67 win over host North Central on Tuesday at The Castle in Boonetown.
It would have been easy for Hunter Wyant to have played the role of a spoiled brat and pack his gear up and done something other than to have played football for North Central last fall.
Andrew Jackson used a 20-8 second quarter run to blow open what was a close game in racing to a 78-38 win over rival North Central in a Region 4-AA boys' basketball game played Tuesday in Kershaw.
Knights qualify 13 wrestlers into AA Upper State tourney: North Central, which won the Region 4-AA wrestling championship with an 11-1 record, received a championship performances from Mason Gomez at 113 pounds and Tyler Small (152), in qualifying 13 wrestlers into the AA Upper State individual tournament on Feb. 21.
Tyler Bowers has always been one to make things happen quickly on the baseball diamond. He is now doing the same off the field, as well.
It was not exactly Marshawn Lynch on Super Bowl media day, but Mitch Lowder was a man of few words as he headed toward the locker room following North Central's 57-15 loss to the Buford girls Tuesday night at The Castle.
Just when it looked like North Central was going to reel Buford in, the visiting Yellow Jackets pulled back out to sea.
Normally, a two-point first quarter would mean a quick and painless death for a basketball team. But this was anything but a normal night at The Castle in Boonetown.
Mitch Lowder did everything he could to try and slow down Andrew Jackson center Alexxus Sowell. The one thing the North Central girls' basketball coach could not do, though, was to make his post players taller.
North Central will host The Duals at The Castle wrestling tournament on Saturday, Jan. 10, in Boonetown.
It was a smile which was one part happy and the other half relief.
Buford used a 20-12 third quarter run to break open a close game and went on to a 68-54 victory over visiting North Central in last Thursday's Region 4-AA boys' basketball opener.
North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.
Host McBee sent the North Central boys' basketball team to its sixth loss in as many starts as the host Panthers overcame a sluggish start to post a 63-47 win.