After having rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to even things at 43 at the end of three quarters, the Camden High girls’ basketball team was outscored, 23-6, in the closing stanza in a 66-49 loss to host Lakewood on Monday.
The game was the regular season opener for Natalie Jeffcoat’s squad.
CHS trailed, 38-30, at intermission before using a 13-5 third quarter run to knot things at 43 heading into the final eight minutes which were dominated by the host Gators.
Recent Francis Marion University signee Brooke Dixon led Camden with 16 points while adding five rebounds. Fellow senior Audria Brooks chipped in with 13 points to go with a team-best nine rebounds.
Kentrell Salmond had a six-point, six-rebound night while Janai Crim added six points. Senior point guard Treana Perry dished out a team-high six assists while scoring two points in the loss.
The Lady Bulldogs fell to 0-2 on Wednesday with a 68-42 loss at Lancaster.
CHS trailed, 27-20, at halftime and was down, 43-30, heading into the final quarter of play.
Dixon led the way for Jeffcoat and company with 20 points while Salmond and Perry added seven and six, respectively.
Lancaster outlasts Bulldogs:
Lancaster outlasts Bulldogs: Camden’s 94-foot offensive attack was on full display for the second time in three nights on Wednesday under interim head coach Ron McKie Jr.
The Bulldogs, a 76-75 winner over Lakewood in their season opener, came out on the short end of a 97-91 decision Wednesday night against host Lancaster in a game in which 72 fouls were called.
Trailing 43-40 at halftime, CHS used a 34-26 third quarter spurt to carry a 74-69 lead into the fourth quarter.
Junior guard Shamire Jacobs led CHS with 17 points while Hymeen Mathis added 14.