Lee Central boys faces C.E. Murray in District 9 championship game today

Lady Barons 1-1 in Carolina Invitational


BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central High School will take on C.E. Murray in the boys championship game of the 21st Annual District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament today at the LCHS gymnasium.

The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The girls championship game between Spring Valley and Hartsville will begin at 6.

The Crestwood girls beat Newberry 47-37 in its only game on Friday to improve to 10-2 on the season. Lee Central lost to Blythewood 33-24.

Wilson Hall 40
James Island 21

CHARLESTON – Wilson Hall improved to 8-3 with a 40-21 victory over James Island Charter High School on Friday in the Carolina Invitational Basketball Tournament at the James Island gymnasium.

Courtney Clark led the Lady Barons with 14 points. Natalie Jackson added 11 and Liza Segars had six.

In WH’s opening game of the tournament on Thursday, it lost to Oldham County High of Kentucky 72-38.

Clark led Wilson Hall with 11 points and Jackson had nine.

The Lady Barons face Worthington High of Kilbourne, Ohio, in the fifth-place game today at 11:30 a.m.

Orangeburg Prep 67
Clarendon Hall 26
ORANGEBURG – Clarendon Hall lost to Orangeburg Prep 67-26 in the opening game of the Orangeburg Prep Christmas Tournament on Thursday at the OP gymnasium.

Whitney Avins led the Lady Saints with 15 points.

CH takes on Calhoun Academy today at 12:30 p.m. in the consolation game.

Scott’s Branch 18
Lakewood 15

COLUMBIA – Scott’s Branch defeated Lakewood 18-15 in the Columbia High School Christmas Tournament on Friday at the Columbia High gymnasium.

Tiera Parson led SB with nine points and Tiana Hunt had seven. Kaniya Ballard led LHS with 12.

On Thursday in the tournament, Scott’s Branch lost to Columbia 41-12. Keonna Felder led SB with eight points.

Clarendon Hall 69
Dorchester 63

ORANGEBURG – Clarendon Hall improved to 7-1 with a 69-63 victory over Dorchester Academy in the opening game of the Orangeburg Prep Christmas Tournament on Thursday at the OP gymnasium.

Zyan Gilmore led the Saints with 34 points and eight rebounds. Tyrese Mitchum and Kylic Horton both had nine points and Dylan Way had eight. Kade Elliott scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds.

CH faces Orangeburg Prep in the championship game today at 7:45 p.m.

Duluth 59
Lakewood 52
MARIETTA, Ga. – Lakewood High School fell to 6-6 with a 59-52 loss to Duluth, Ga., in the Tournament of Champions at the Wheeler High gymnasium.

Juwan Perdue led the Gators with 15 points. Grant Singleton had 13 and Quentin Hodge had eight.

In its opening game of the tournament on Wednesday, LHS defeated Kel High 57-47. Perdue led the way with 18, while Singleton had 16 and Hodge 11.

Camden 45
Scott’s Branch 27

COLUMBIA – Scott’s Branch lost to Camden 45-27 on Friday in the Columbia High School Christmas Tournament at the Columbia gymnasium.

Brandon Noble led the Eagles with seven points and Almont Rendell had six.

On Thursday in the tournament, Columbia defeated Scott’s Branch 66-33. Gabriel Oliver led SB with eight points, Noble had seven and Shareef Mims had six.

Gibbes 52
Scott’s Branch 31

Scott’s Branch lost to Gibbes 52-31 in the championship game of the Chestnut Oaks Middle School Christmas Tournament on Dec. 23 at the COMS gymnasium.

Randy Gibson led the Eagles with 12 points.

In its other tournament games, Scott’s Branch beat Darlington 50-44, Southeast 36-33 and C.E. Murray 53-29.

In the Darlington game, Gibson led SB with 20 points and Tariq Coard had 13. Zakee Rendell and Tydarian Chandler both had six. Coard had 15 and Gibson 11 against Southeast. In the CEM game, Coard led the way with 19 points. Tyler Kind and Chandler both had eight and Gibson had seven.