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Numbers catch up with L-EMS at Carolina Invitational tourney
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When you don’t have enough bullets in your proverbial holster, it’s hard to win a gun fight.As he talked about his team’s fifth-place finish in last weekend’s Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe put a different twist on the aforementioned analogy.“We just didn’t have enough dogs in the fight and some of our dogs didn’t have enough fight in them,” Monroe said. “We just didn’t get it done.”Rock Hill-based Dutchman Creek Middle School replaced L-EMS as the event champion with 102.5 points in the yearly event held at Lexington High School. The defending and six-time tournament champion Leopards scored 64 points, trailing runner-up Gaffney (76), Fort Mill (73.5) and Castle Heights (6.5) middle schools.Ironically, the Leopards defeated both Dutchman Creek and Castle Heights in the Carolina Duals, held earlier this month in Rock Hill.Dutchman Creek led all schools with 15 qualifiers for the Carolina Invitational.

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