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Basketball in full swing on Saturday

Posted: January 7, 2015 - 12:18am

Most of Columbia County’s high school basketball teams were in action on Saturday, with the majority of them starting region play.

Region 2-AAAAA was one of those in full swing.

Evans traveled to region newcomer Richmond Academy and earned a split. The Lady Knights were 52-45 winners while the Knights fell 73-65. The Lady Knights (10-4, 1-0 region) overcame a three-point deficit heading to the fourth quarter for the win, led by Elyssa Melton’s 21 points. The Knights were undone by a second quarter in which they were outscored by 15 points. Michael Steflick led the Knights (2-12, 0-1) with 15 points and Trevon Caberrus had 14.

At Greenbrier, the Lady Wolfpack officially began defense of their 2014 region title with a 60-38 win over Lakeside. The Lady Wolfpack (14-1, 1-0) jumped out to a 13-7 lead after one quarter and never looked back. Morgan Taylor paced the team with 26 points, Destiny Marshall had 14 and Jennifer McMahan had 11. Amber Talley led the Lady Panthers (8-5, 0-1) with 12 points. The Panthers (3-8, 1-0) outscored the Wolfpack (4-10, 0-1) 8-5 in the fourth quarter to take away the 53-50 win.

In South Carolina Independent School Association play, the Lady Lions lost 40-28 to Curtis Baptist while the Lions were 88-50 winners over Curtis Baptist. Emily Roberson led the Lady Lions (5-5) with 16 points while Madison Williams led the Lions’ effort with 29 points and Calvin Taylor added 10.

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