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A step of Distinction
Battle for the Cup crowns new winner after close contest
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A male member of the Brothers and Sisters of Distinction step team from Columbia helps a fellow team member do a flip during their interpretation of The Color Purple as other team members look on. The performance earned the team the 2017 Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford Cup, beating out defending champion The Royal Diamonds, also from Columbia, by only two points. The Battle for the Cup step show took place Nov. 4 in the Camden High School gymnasium. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
By a mere two-point advantage for a perfect score of 180, the Brothers and Sisters of Distinction (BSD) step team from Columbia became the new holder of the recently rechristened 2017 Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford Cup on Nov. 4. BSD wrested the Mayor’s cup from long-time defending champion The Royal Diamonds, also of Columbia, during the Battle for the Cup event inside the Camden High School (CHS) gym. BSD Coach Debra Young said the team is relatively young, having only been around since 2011.

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