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Dogs run out of steam in 64-47 loss to Red Foxes
JOSH COUNCIL DRIVES to the basket in Camdens 64-47 loss to visiting Hartsville on Friday night.
Ron McKie could see it coming and see it going, as well.What the Camden boys’ coach saw in watching his team’s game with visiting Hartsville on Friday was the Red Foxes’ recharging their batteries while his Bulldogs were nearing empty on the gas gauge.As HHS held onto the ball for the final 45 or so seconds of its 64-47 win over the Bulldogs, more than one CHS player could be seen tugging at their shorts, a sign of weariness. And with the way the Red Foxes come at you with a steady stream of athletes, who could blame the hosts if they were not dog-tired after this one. Certainly not their head coach.“I was kind of disappointed in how we finished,” McKie said following his team’s fifth loss in seven Region 6-AAA outings, “but I knew our kids were dead-tired and did all they could do.”Camden battled back from a 13-point deficit late in the third quarter and would close the gap to six before the Red Foxes (6-1 in 6-AAA) closed with a 16-5 run in the final six and a half minutes of the game.Trailing 46-33 with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter, the Bulldogs used a 16-foot Dashon Tucker jumper and a Jamari Ferguson 3-point basket in the closing 55 seconds of the stanza to cut the lead to 46-38.The guests used a pair of Jaylen Shaw free throws to open the fourth quarter and extend their lead to 10 points.