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AJ hangs on to down Demons 67-64
Sumpter
L-ES MICHAEL SUMPTER APPLIES the breaks as he meets an AJ defender. The Demons travel to meet Camden tonight in the back end of the two-game season series.
Derek Belton smiled and shrugged his shoulders as soon as the question was put to him about his team’s final trip down the floor in Tuesday’s 67-64 loss to visiting Andrew Jackson.With Lugoff-Elgin trailing by three with 6.1 seconds left in the game, Dre Scott’s lengthy cross-court pass was snagged by a Volunteer player before it got to its intended target, Michael Sumpter. The pick ended the game, not to mention any chance the Demons had of attempting what could have been a game-tying 3-point shot.Belton said the tough situation will be a coachable moment for Scott and the rest of the Demons when they look back at this game on film.“We went over this yesterday, because we just had a game last night where we had to go through this last-second situation,” Belton said when asked the plan for the game’s final play. “We told Dre that if nobody’s guarding you, you’re the best shooter we have, to go down the court and take the shot.“I guess that’s just the youth in him coming out because this is his first year playing varsity ball.