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SV sweeps Demons; Raiders top Knights
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As far as first nights go, this was not one which opened to rave review for Kershaw County basketball squads.Lugoff-Elgin’s boys’ teams, which led all county squads with eight victories in the 2012 portion of the schedule, kicked off play in Region 4-4A with an 83-65 loss to host Spring Valley on Friday night in Columbia.The Demons (8-6) were led by senior guard Dre Scott who poured in 20 points. Classmates Bobby Gary and Stephan Hunter were next with 16 and 13 points, respectively, for Derek Belton’s charges.Dominique Taylor led all scorers with a 32-point night which was backed by 16 more from sophomore Perry Dozier Jr.Lady Demons fall to SV: Despite having lost a pair of players to the University of South Carolina and to the University of North Carolina, the Spring Valley girls proved they will have a say in who wins the Region 4-4A race.On Friday, Anne Long’s squad kicked off Region 4-4A play by knocking off visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 77-35.Senior guard Dahiana Rodriguez led L-E (5-9) with 15 points while junior guard Samantha Jean was next for Von Duncan’s squad with 12 points.Cierra Carter, whose father, Chico Carter, was a baseball player at Camden High in the last 1980s, led all scorers on the night with 20 points.Keenan holds off Knights: North Central threw a scare into visiting Keenan, tailing 38-33 at one point in Friday’s game, only to see the Raiders finish strong and leave Boonetown with a 68-49 win over the hosts.The game was the Region 3-AA opener for both sides.The Knights (4-7) received a game-high 20 points from senior forward Jeremy Fowler. Junior center Kawan Hough was next in scoring for Andy Johnson’s squad as he added a dozen points.Keenan was led by junior guard and USC commitment, Marcus Stroman, whose 13 points tied teammate Sam Harmon for scoring honors for the Raiders.

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