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Indian Lands high-octane offense proves too much for Knights, 92-78
NORTH CENTRALS OMAR JOHNSON drives past Indian Land point guard Darnell Rogers on his way to the basket in the second half of Wednesdays state AA basketball tournament game.
FORT MILL – Standing inside Indian Land High School’s weight room, North Central boys’ basketball head coach Andy Johnson just shook his head and grinned as the questions started coming at him.Ironically, Johnson’s post-game interview from his team’s first round state class AA tournament loss was held alongside rows of weight benches. On this night, he would have been better suited to talk across the street on Indian Land’s track.Running a harried offense in which no shot is a bad one, the host Warriors advanced into Saturday’s second round of the single-elimination tourney with a 92-78 win over the visiting Knights. North Central, which finished fourth in Region 3-AA, made up for lost time in the final quarter, cutting what was once a 32-point third quarter deficit to its final 14-point spread.The fifth-ranked hosts were paced by the all-freshman backcourt of Darnell Rogers and Rakym Fielder.