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Foxes flatten Demons, 102-69
L-ES A.J. TIMMONS GLIDES to the basket during Tuesdays loss to Dutch Fork. The Demons return home tonight to entertain Irmo and Clemson-bound guard Jordan Roper.
Had the surface been made of ice rather than wood and if Dutch Fork had traded its sneakers and jerseys for skates and sweaters would anyone have been the wiser?One minute into his team’s game with host Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday, Dutch Fork boys’ basketball coach Leon Hogan went to his bench and made a line change, substituting all five of his starters for the second unit of Silver Foxes.Between the constant five-for-five switches, full-court pressure defense and a barrage of three point attempts, the Silver Foxes ran past the host Demons, 102-69, in a Region 4-4A contest played inside the Demons Den.The loss dropped L-E to 1-9 overall and 0-3 in conference play. Dutch Fork, which topped the 100-point mark for the second straight game, improved to 3-6 overall and 2-1 in Region 4-4A.From a scouting report which he received from Chesterfield head coach Jordan McCoy, whose Golden Rams fell to DF, 104-78, last week, Demons’ head coach Derek Belton knew what to expect from the guests on Tuesday. And despite his hoping to slow the game down, this one became a full-fledged playground game from the second quarter on.“They can shoot the ball very well,” Belton said of the Silver Foxes.

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