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Sluggish Dogs fend off Chapin, 63-49
CHS locks down playoff slot in victory
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CAMDENS JOSH SUMPTER MAKES his move to the basket en route to his 25-point night in the Bulldogs playoff-clinching win over Chapin. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Monday was supposed to have been the day in which the Camden basketball team was to implement the game plan for Tuesday night’s scheduled game with Chapin.Then, Mother Nature threw a curveball at the Bulldogs.With inclement weather in the offing, like most schools in the state, Camden moved its game up a day to avoid sending teams on the road in less-than-favorable conditions while avoiding an end of season scheduling snafu. The result was the Bulldogs looking every bit of a team which needed an extra day of practice, but one which locked down a AAA state playoff berth with a 63-49 win over visiting Chapin on the Michael G. Culp Court.The victory was the fourth straight for Ron McKie’s charges, who improved to 7-4 in Region 4-AAA play heading into Friday’s home regular season finale against Lower Richland. That contest will decide which of the two sides finishes in third place in the conference.As he stood outside an open door at the back end of the Camden gym, McKie was hardly the picture of a man whose team is tournament-bound.“I was disappointed in our effort, to be honest,” he said.