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LMA boys, Lady Barons advance to region title games

Posted 2/13/18

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 …

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LMA boys, Lady Barons advance to region title games

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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 defeated Florence Christian School 48-31 and will face Orangeburg Prep in the title game today. OP defeated Wilson Hall 38-28 in the other semifinal game.

The WH girls whipped OP 65-37 and will face Florence Christian School today. FCS defeated LMA 50-30.

The junior varsity and varsity title games will begin today at 3:30 p.m. Wilson Hall and LMA will face off in the JV girls contest followed by the JV boys game between Wilson Hall and OP at 4:45. The varsity girls contest is set to begin at 6 followed by the varsity boys at 7:30.

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 Eagles.

Kylee Stewart led Florence Christian with 13 points while Madison Stewart and Corley Keefe had 10 points apiece.