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Eagles dial long distance to help disconnect Bulldogs season
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CAMDEN SOPHOMORE D.J. WILSON shoots over Chapins Jake Lass in action from Tuesdays game played at the Dog Pound. The visiting Eagles won the contest and nailed down the final state playoff berth for Region 4-AAA.
C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editorThis was hardly a dip into uncharted waters for the Camden boys’ basketball team.For the third time in as many seasons, the Bulldogs needed a win in their final game of the regular season in order to earn a berth in the AAA state tournament. In the previous two seasons, it was Marlboro County which put Camden’s campaign to bed.Tuesday night, on Senior Night on Mike Culp Court, Chapin played the role of Marlboro County and launched a barrage of 3-point shots at the Dogs and came away with a 57-52 win over Ron McKie’s squad.The loss was the seventh in 10 Region 4-AAA games for Camden, which tied for fifth place with Westwood, an upset winner over conference champion Lower Richland on Tuesday. By virtue of its victory and Dreher’s loss to A.C. Flora, Chapin finished tied with Dreher for fourth in league play with a 4-6 record and will be the number three seed in the Upper State playoffs which open next Tuesday night.The Eagles drained nine 3-point shots against Camden in a game in which the guests did not trail after taking a 38-35 advantage on the fourth of five 3-balls from junior guard Tanner Springston, which came with 3:05 to play in the third quarter.