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Braves dial long distance to get past Dogs, 62-49
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So much for scouting reports.As he prepared his team for Thursday’s game with Cheraw in the first round of the Ahlstrom Nonwovens/MPCU Carolina Classic boys’ basketball tournament at North Central, Camden High head coach Ron McKie had his team working on slowing down the transition game which, supposedly, got the Braves’ offense into gear.Was that ever the wrong way to go.Using more 3-point baskets (11) than twos (10), Cheraw improved to 7-0 with a 62-49 win over a Bulldog squad which fell to 3-2 and entered Friday’s third-place game with McBee having lost back-to-back games.Either the information which came McKie’s way on Cheraw was flawed or, the Braves changed things up on the offensive end in a hurry. Either way, the team the Bulldogs thought they would see never showed up on this night. Then again, as their head coach said, Camden showed signs of rust as the result of a 16-day layoff.“I was disappointed not so much in our offense,” McKie said, “because we haven’t played in a while and that we were going to look bad on offense … and, we did.