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CHS, L-E swept in Columbia
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It was not a good night for Kershaw County basketball teams to play in Columbia last Friday as both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin dropped a pair of conference doubleheaders in the Capital City.

In the Hopkins area of Columbia, Camden was swept by Lower Richland while along Highway 1, Lugoff-Elgin fell to Spring Valley twice.



Diamond Hornets thump Dogs:

Lower Richland jumped to a 25-13 lead over the Camden boys after one quarter of play and went on to take a 76-55 win over the Bulldogs in a game played in the Diamond mine.

The loss was the eighth in 11 outings for interim head coach Ron McKie’s charges which fell to 0-2 in Region 4-AAA play with top-ranked Dreher coming to the Dog Pound on Tuesday night. The Blue Devils could drop from the top spot in the state AAA polls after suffering a 61-55 loss at Richland Northeast on Friday.

LR (1-1 in 4-AAA) saw its lead chopped to 37-28 at halftime before the hosts used a 13-9 run in the third quarter to lead, 50-37, heading into the final stanza.


Lady Dogs tripped up:

Perennial state power Lower Richland placed three players in double figures while topping Camden, 58-34, on Friday.

The loss left Natalie Jeffcoat’s team with an 0-2 mark in Region 4-AAA with a powerful Dreher squad next up on Tuesday.

Senior guard Treana Perry led the Lady Bulldogs with seven points while Jalathea McClendon and Audria Brooks were next with six. Brooke Dixon and Kentrell Salmond have five points each in the loss.


Spring Valley vaults past Demons:

Led by 18 points from 6-foot-7 USC signee P.J. Dozier, host Spring Valley pinned an 80-48 defeat on visiting Lugoff-Elgin in Friday’s Region 4-4A opener for both sides played on the Vikings’ home court.

Vincent Stevenson was the high scorer for Garrett Knight’s Demons as the junior tossed in 10 points. Sophomore center Elliott Campbell was next with nine points while senior guard Daniel Quattlebaum was held to eight points.


L-E girls no match for Lady Vikings:

Spring Valley’s girls flexed their muscles in racing past Lugoff-Elgin, 91-17, in Friday’s Region 4-4A opener for both sides.

Sophomore guard Alyssa Weems led the guests with eight points while Unique Patterson added four for Von Duncan’s squad.