Lee Central boys win District 9 title


BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central High School defeated C.E. Murray 72-66 to win the boys championship game in the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament at the LCHS gymnasium.

The Stallions’ DeMarcus Smith was named the most valuable player.
Spring Valley defeated Hartsville 68-62 to win the girls title. SV’s Lauren Taylor was named MVP.


Cape Fear 55
Thomas Sumter 42

CHARLESTON – Thomas Sumter Academy’s varsity girls basketball team lost to Cape Fear High School of North Carolina 55-42 on Saturday in the Carolina Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Aubrey Stoddard led the Lady Generals with 19 points. Caetlyn Martin and Sydney Daniel both added eight points.

TSA lost to Irmo High 48-21 on Friday with Martin leading the way with eight points. On Thursday Thomas Sumter beat Ben Lippen 48-21. Daniel led the Lady Generals with 18 points, while Martin and Carmen Silvester both had nine.

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 were scheduled to face Worthington High of Kilbourne, Ohio, in the fifth-place game on Saturday.

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.


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 was taking on Orangeburg Prep in the championship game on Saturday.

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.