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Top-ranked LR too much for CHS girls to handle
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CAMDEN GUARD DREE DUBOSE attacks the basket in Friday's loss to Lower Richland.
There was nothing else she could do or say, other than suiting up herself to try and help even things out.What Camden girls’ basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat did in addressing her team, which trailed to top-ranked Lower Richland, 36-13, at halftime of Friday’s game on Mike Culp Court was appeal to their sense of pride.With the outcome of the contest having already been decided in the game’s opening 12 minutes, the Lady Bulldogs did as their coach asked and played hard over the final 16 minutes in what turned out to be a 65-33 loss to Debbie Stroman’s loaded Diamond Hornet outfit.Camden (2-5 in Region 4-AAA) had no answer for LR’s inside game which was led by 5-foot-10 junior center Breshay Johnson, who poured in a game-best 20 points. The hostesses battled to keep up with the guests’ depth as Stroman’s liberal substitution policy never once saw the visitors suffer a letdown on a night on which nine Diamond Hornets found their way into the scoring column.After a tough night, Jeffcoat tipped her hat to LR --- which was coming off a 27-point win over defending state champion Dreher --- while giving her own team a pat on the back for a good effort while facing long odds.“(LR) is extremely athletic and they just make it very difficult to even getting anything started offensively against them,” said the former CHS and USC standout guard. “There’s a reason why they are ranked first in the state.