Camden and Fairfield Central are the only two Midlands teams left standing in the Class 3A state boys basketball playoffs.
Camden (21-2) advanced to the Lower State semifinals with a 74-58 rout of North Charleston in second-round play on Friday. The 1-2-3 punch of Evrik Gary (27 points), Jay Council (26) and Josh Council (15) was simply too much for the visiting Cougars to contend with.
The Bulldogs host Lake City on Tuesday with a shot at the Lower State title hanging in the balance. Lake City eliminated Swansea 77-62 on Friday night. Trenton Green had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who finished with a 15-10 record.
Camden lost to Greenville in the Upper State semifinal last season.
Fairfield Central’s 3-point shooting doomed visiting Woodmont in a second-round Upper State contest Friday in Winnsboro. The Griffins rang up 10 bonus bombs in the 65-63 triumph, while Woodmont managed just one from beyond the arc.
Mackendrix Thompson and Mikal Trapp had five 3-pointers apiece, and ended up sharing the FC scoring lead as well with 17 points each. Dominique Weldon chipped in 12 points.
The Griffins (21-4) host J.L. Mann in the Upper State semifinals on Tuesday. Fairfield Central, like Camden, is on to the third round for the second season in a row.