The Laurence Manning Academy varsity boys basketball team and the Wilson Hall girls advanced to the respective championship games of the SCISA Region II-3A tournaments with semifinal wins on Monday at Sumter County Civic Center.
The LMA boys …
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The LMA boys defeated Florence Christian School 48-31 and faced Orangeburg Prep in the title game on Tuesday. OP defeated Wilson Hall 38-28 in the other semifinal game.
The WH girls whipped OP 65-37 and were scheduled to face Florence Christian School on Tuesday. FCS defeated LMA 50-30.
The junior varsity title games between the Wilson Hall and LMA girls and the WH-OP boys were also played on Tuesday.
Laurence Manning improved to 18-6 on the season with its win over Florence Christian. Jerrel Kelly led the Swampcats with 17 points. Grayson Dennis added 10 and Taylor Lee had eight.
The Wilson Hall girls also improved to 18-6 with their win over OP. The Lady Barons trailed 12-9 after one quarter but led 30-19 at halftime.
Natalie Jackson led WH with 17 points, while Haley Roone McCaffrey had 11, nine of them coming in the second quarter. Courtney Clark added eight.
Alyson Hay led Prep with 13 points and Mariel Robinson had 11.
In the Wilson Hall-OP boys contest, the Barons fell to 9-12. Chandler Scott led WH with nine points. Grant DeVarona added eight. Hunter McClain and Bill Metts both had 10 to lead OP. Benjamin Davis had eight.
In the FCS-LMA girls game, Brooke Bennett led the Lady Swampcats with 10 points. Olivia Coker added six. Zoe Cauthen had a double-double of 10 points, 14 rebounds and 12 blocked shots to lead the Lady Eagels. Kylee Stewart led Florence Christian with 13 points while Madison Stewart and Corley Keefe had 10 points apiece.
Lee Central 46
Scott's Branch 42
BISHOPVILLE - Scott's Branch Middle School lost to Lee Central 46-42 in the Upper Pee Dee Conference boys basketball tournament championship game on Saturday at the LC gymnasium.
Tariq Coard led SB with 22 points. Randy Gibson added 12.
Thomas Sumter 36
Northside Christian 24
DALZELL - Thomas Sumter Academy's varsity girls basketball team clinched a share of the SCISA Region II-2A title with a 36-24 victory over Northside Christian School on Monday at Edens Gymnasium.
Caetlyn Martin, one of eight seniors honored on Senior Night, led the Lady Generals with 12 points. Aubrey Stoddard had nine and Sydney Daniel added six.
TSA finished the regular season with a 19-7 record and went 11-1 in region play. It shares the region crown with Palmetto Christian.
May River 46
MANNING - Manning High School defeated May River 52-46 in the first round of the 3A state playoffs on Monday at Thames Arena.
Mahogany Green led the 19-5 Lady Monarchs with 20 points. Measha Jones followed with 14 points and Ariyonia Busby added 12.
Chyna Reed led May River with 22 points.
Manning will be on the road against Dillon in a second-round game on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Reed 22, Peluso 3, Graves 4, Bigham 8, Quiceno 9, Olds 2.
Green 20, York 6, Busby 12, Jones 14, Smiling 1.
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