Area basketball teams kept in game-shape during the break with participation in out-of-area tournaments.
The Augusta Christian boys team proved to be too much for the competition at the Spartanburg Day School Christmas Tournament, winning its games Friday and Saturday by a wide margin.
The Lions (10-2) topped Greer Middle College, 84-51, in their opener Friday. Jordan Dingle led the Lions with 15 points while Nick Fortenberry chipped in with 13 points.
Saturday, the Lions toppled Brashier Middle College, 73-44. Dingle once again was the leading scorer with 13 points but had plenty of help from his teammates. Fortenberry and Calvin Taylor each had 12 points and Jacob Greenway added 10 points.
The Greenbrier High School Lady Wolfpack and Augusta Christian Lady Lions took part in the 64-team, eight-division, 2013 Carolina Invitational in Charleston, S.C.
The Lady Wolfpack (10-2) were a division champion in 2012, but were playing for fifth place on Monday morning.
On Friday, the Lady Wolfpack were bumped to the Palmetto Division’s losers’ bracket with a 58-54 loss to Lake Mary (Fla.). The Lady Wolfpack came back strong on Saturday to beat Digital Harbor (Baltimore, Md.) 74-36. The Lady Wolfpack finished out the tournament Monday facing Bishop England.
The Lady Lions competed in the Battery Division. They lost three games, but two of them could have gone the other way.
Friday, they lost to Westwood (S.C.), 32-30, then fell to Forsyth County Day (N.C.), 47-45. In Sunday’s final contest, they fell to Hedgesville (West Va.), 49-36.
With under a week before the start of the Region 2-AAAAA Duals at Greenbrier High School, county schools participated in the Westside Border Wars on Saturday.
Toombs County dominated the event, but Greenbrier’s Daniel Fenske took home the individual title at 126 pounds.
Evans was the county’s top finisher coming in at No. 6 with 101 points, Greenbrier (66.5) was No. 9 and Lakeside (62) was No. 10.