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Camden, NC wrestling squads post top 10 finishes at Dreher tourney

Camden finished seventh and North Central ninth in the Blue Devil Invitational wrestling tournament hosted by Dreher High School this past weekend.

The two teams will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in a tri-match at Camden High which also includes Spring Valley. CHS and NC will wrestle each other in the third and final pairing of the evening.

Camden finished the tournament with 120.50 points while NC had 113.5. Chapin won the event with 178.50 with White Knoll second at 172.5 points.

Camden had a first place finisher in senior heavyweight Jevontae Salmond. Bulldog senior Jalen Holliday lost to NC’s Kalab Heven in the finals of the 170-pound weight class while Camden’s Clenzo Foreman was third at 195 pounds and teammate Jyheem Macklin fourth at 182.

Camden girls thump Chester, boys fall: The Camden girls’ basketball team rebounded from Tuesday’s loss to Fairfield by thumping Chester, 61-9, on Friday to even their Region 4-AAA mark at 1-1.

CHS improved to 12-4 on the season.

Seventh-grade forward Joyce Edwards led Natalie Jeffcoat’s squad with a career-best 22 points while senior forward Amarhi Boykin added 12 points.

The Camden boys fell to 1-1 in 4-AAA action and 10-6 overall with a 63-52 loss to the host Cyclones.

The Bulldogs trailed, 28-24, at halftime only to see Chester explode for 22 third quarter points to carry a 50-28 lead into the fourth quarter.

Kasean Crews led the Dogs with 11 points while Jalyn Dubose and Demonte Green added 10 each.

L-E drops pair to Vikings: Visiting Spring Valley held off a Lugoff-Elgin charge to leave the Demons Den with a 57-56 victory in a Region 4-5A boys’ basketball game played Friday inside the Demons Den.

The loss left Garrett Knight’s squad with a 1-1 conference record.

Senior forwards Austin Shilhavy and Zarrius Salmond led the offensive attack for the Demons with 14 points each.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Demons fell to 0-2 in 4-5A action in a loss to the defending 5A state champion and top-ranked Lady Vikings.