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L-E stays hot while Dogs drop three straight
DEREK BELTON HAS LED Lugoff-Elgin to five straight wins and eight overall after the Demons had one win all of last season.
Winning can be habit-forming and no team knows that better than the Lugoff-Elgin boys’ basketball squad.The Demons extended their win streak to five straight on Friday night by knocking off tournament host Chesterfield, 70-64, in the semifinals of the Farm Bureau Classic in Chesterfield.The Demons, now 8-4, faced off against Anson County (N.C.) High School in Saturday night's title game. Anson County earned a berth in the title pairing with a 70-51 win over Great Falls.On Thursday, Derek Belton’s charges outlasted Berea, 55-47, in overtime in first round action.Berea came into the season ranked third in the AAA state poll. The loss was the second in nine outings for the Bulldogs.L-E improved to 5-2 on the season in games decided by eight points or less with its Thursday night win.Lady Bulldogs split first two: Trailing by 22 in the second half of Friday’s winners’ bracket game with Hilton Head, the Camden High girls closed to within eight points before falling to the Lady Seahawks, 58-41 in a winners’ bracket game of the Home Pest Control Holiday Classic being hosted by Heathwood Hall.Junior Sharneece Gary paced CHS with 15 points while sophomore guard Brooke Dixon added eight.