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Reid and the Buldogs are rolling this season

Greenbrier duo help USC Gamecocks

Posted: December 3, 2014 - 12:00am  |  Updated: December 3, 2014 - 1:36am
Harlem's Reggie Reid drives to the basket past Greenbrier's Daniel Brown. Reid's return has Bulldog fans excited.  File/Jim Blaylock
File/Jim Blaylock
Harlem's Reggie Reid drives to the basket past Greenbrier's Daniel Brown. Reid's return has Bulldog fans excited.

There is no doubt this duo will be a key for Harlem if the Bulldogs plan to make the deep postseason run that many prep basketball experts are predicting is possible for this team. However, the straw that stirs the drink is Reid. As a sophomore in 2012-13, Reid was the county player of the year after pouring in 27 points per game, but after a year at Florida’s ELEV8 Sports Institute, Reid is even better than before. He can still score and get to the rim at will, but he is a much more complete player, as evidenced by his three triple-doubles this year (he is one rebound away from four triple-doubles in five games). He still has the ability to take over the game on his own. Just ask Lakeside. Reid torched the Panthers for 32 points on 12 of 17 shooting this weekend in a 50-44 win. But, he also seems more under control of all facets of the game now. After all, he was only a sophomore the last time we saw him. Now, he is a senior and has signed to play Division I basketball at Florida Gulf Coast. For the season, Reid is averaging 23 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 10.2 assists. He also snags three steals per contest and is shooting 61 percent from the field and 76 percent from the free throw line. Reid is a complete player now and that is bad news for the schools on Harlem’s schedule this season.

 

Greenbrier duo help USC Gamecocks

The South Carolina Gamecock women’s soccer team just wrapped up an unprecedented season in Columbia. The team finished 14-6-5 and advanced to the NCAA Elite 8 for the first time in school history. Bay Daniel and Carly Ray, both juniors, were key contributors for USC this season. Daniel, a 5-9 midfielder saw action in all 25 games this season, notching an assist and 17 shots on goal. Last season, Daniel set a school record for shots on goal percentage with 82.4 percent of her goals on target. She also managed two goals and an assist, including a goal versus No. 8 Florida.

Ray, a 5-7 defender, was part of a stellar defensive unit a year ago as a sophomore. That group had a five-game stretch versus Vanderbilt, UGA, Tennessee, LSU and Ole Miss in which they allowed only 17 shots on goal in 470 minutes of action.

After playing in all 25 matches this season, Ray has now played in 66 of 69 matches in her three years in Columbia. The Gamecocks went 7-10-4 in her freshman campaign, but in the last two seasons with Ray and Daniel playing key roles, South Carolina has gone 31-10-7. The 31 wins in two years is another first for USC that the former Greenbrier stars have been a part of.

On top of their outstanding play on the field, Daniel and Ray were also named to the SEC academic honor roll in 2013.

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