In their previous three outings entering Friday’s contest with visiting Chester, the Camden girls’ basketball team scored a combined 110 points while winning one of those three outings.
Against the Lady Cyclones, Natalie Jeffcoat’s charges nearly matched their total from that trio of games as the Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 96-53 win over the visitors on a game played on the Michael G. Culp Court.
The 96 points is a school record for the girls’ basketball team.
The victory was the third in six Region 4-AAA outings for Camden, which sits in third place, a game behind Fairfield Cemtral, in the standings.
The Lady Bulldogs scored 47 points in the first half against Chester --- leading 47-28 --- before adding another 49 in the second 16 minutes. In the first meeting of the season between the two sides, Camden left Chester with a 61-9 victory.
Sophomore guard Imani Wyatt and 7th Grade forward Joyce Edwards led the way for the Lady Bulldogs with 21 points each. Senior point guard Tiyana Peterson was next with 17 points while sophomore guard Nyla Jackson added 10 points.
Bulldogs lose a nail-biter: In a game which got chippy with the two sides combining for eight technical fouls --- and a Chester player being ejected for picking up two technical fouls --- Chester held off Camden, 68-65.
The loss dropped the host Bulldogs to 3-3 in conference play, which is good for third place in the five-team circuit. Ron McKie’s charges sit two games behind Chester which finished conference play in second place with a 5-3 mark.
The visiting Cyclones were assessed five technical fouls while Camden was hit with three on the night.
Junior guard Kasean Crews led the way for Camden with 18 points while classmate Devante Johnson was next with 14. Junior forward Trajon Pate and senior guard Bryce Jeffcoat rounded out the double-digit scorers for the hosts with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Irmo upends Demons: The Irmo boys handed Lugoff-Elgin its seventh loss in Region 4-5A outings with a 58-35 victory over the Demons on Friday night inside the Demons Den.
Senior forward Zarrius Salmond led the hosts with 15 points while pulling down six rebounds.
The Demons led, 17-11, after one quarter and trailed, 24-22 at halftime. The visiting Yellow Jackets used a 15-4 third quarter run to take a 39-26 lead into the final stanza.
Lady Demons fall to Irmo: Irmo built an 11-4 lead after one quarter before Lugoff-Elgin cut the deficit to 15-12 at intermission only to see the visiting Lady Yellow Jackets outscore L-E, 2-12, en route to a 56-22 win in Friday’s Region 4-5A girls’ game played inside the Demons Den.
Tonight’s games: Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin are home for Senior Night games with Indian Land and Blythewood, respectively, while North Central has a key doubleheader at Lewisville as both the boys and girls’ team continue to battle for playoff seedings.
All doubleheaders begin with the girls’ game at 6 p.m.