FLORENCE Conway and West Florence put a literal meaning to the term “down to the wire” on Tuesday night.
Tied at 52, Tre’von Longs was fouled with one second left and hit the second of two free throws to lift the Tigers to 53-52 win over West Florence.
Tigers coach Mike Hopkins admitted the team started off slow.
“Well we started out sluggish, but we picked it up luckily,” Hopkins said. “Road games are always tough, and we had to overcome a lot. We overcame foul trouble, multiple different types of lineups. Good win.”
The Tigers and Knights traded baskets most of the game, leading to a dramatic finish.
“I told my guys, ‘stuff’s going to happen, but we’ve got to keep playing,” Hopkins said.
“I thought we did a good job overall, we just kept chipping away at it,” Hopkins continued. “We lost the lead, but luckily we got the last shot when Tre’von [Longs] got fouled with one second on the clock. We’ve practiced free throws every day, and just worked at it and worked at it. Fortunately for us he had to shoot two because he missed the first, but he hit that second one and that was it.”
• 3-point goals: Conway 2 (Jeffords, Hennigan); West Florence 4 (Wright, Ellis 3). Team fouls: Conway 26, West Florence 19. Fouled out: Bonner. Technical fouls: Bonner.
High school boys basketball
• 3-point goals: Aynor 1 (Harrington); Waccamaw 1 (Williams). Team fouls: Aynor 16, Waccamaw 13. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.
• 3-point goals: Mullins 8 (Reaves, Swinton, Felton 4, Brown, Rogers); Lorise (Livingston, Johnson). Team fouls: Mullins 7, Loris 12. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: Felton.
• 3-point goals: Carolina Forest 7 (Jones 3, Johnson 2, Williams, Helgerson); Sumter 5 (McBride 3, Butler, White). Team fouls: Carolina Forest 18, Sumter 12. Fouled out: C. Johnson. Technical fouls: None.
•LOWCOUNTRY PREP (13)
– Lydon Manning 2, Tristan Teems 3, Thomas Deschamps 6, Hampton Deace 2.
• 3-point goals: CAMB 7 (Lang, Guyton 2, Smith, Jones 2, Henry). Team fouls: CAMB 7, Lowcountry Prep 10. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.
• 3-point goals: Scott’s Branch 3 (Riley, Brown, Kennedy); Carvers Bay 1 (Linnen). Team fouls: Scott’s Branch 17, Carvers Bay 18. Fouled out: House. Technical fouls: None.
•Calvary Christian 58, (at) Conway Christian 29
| Jordan Fields had 17 points, Michah Fields scored 10, and Calvary Christian downed Conway Christian to remain undefeated in conference play.
High school girls basketball
•Conway 44, (at) West Florence 43
| Brianna Steele had 12 points, Zakera Chadman had 10 points, and the Tigers edged the Knights in a Region VI-AAAA contest.
“We had some players step up off the bench tonight,” Conway coach Shamae Hemingway said. “But everyone contributed in the win.”
With the Tigers down by one and under a minute to play, Chadman turned the ball over but proceeded to force a West Florence turnover and converted it into two points to give Conway a one-point lead – and a victory.
“The girls hung in there,” Hemingway said. “Chadman had a turnover late in the game, but she forced a steal and made a shot. From that point on, we were able to close the game out.”
• 3-point goals: Conway (Williams, Steele); W. Florence (None). Team fouls: Conway 18, W. Florence 14. Fouled out: Hemingway. Technical fouls: None.
• 3-point goals: Carolina Forest 5 (Runyon 5); Sumter 7 (K. Kennedy 2, S. Brown 2, C. Hithe 3). Team fouls: Carolina Forest 14, Sumter 16. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.
• 3-point goals: Carvers Bay 3 (Cobb 2, Blythe). Team fouls: Scott’s Branch 18, Carvers Bay 16. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.
• Team fouls: Aynor 11, Waccamaw 9. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.
•(At) LowCountry Prep 51, Conway Christian 16
| The Marlins got off to a quick start and never looked back en route to win over Conway Christian on Monday. Rachael Exum had a game-high 25 points followed by Jessica Mangialardo with 10 points for LowCountry. Elizabeth Zieser led the team with nine rebounds and Marguerite McClary had six steals.
• NORTH AUGUSTA Aynor High School senior Johnson Holliday is participating in the fifth annual Carolinas-Georgia Junior Championship on Sunday and Monday at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club.
The tournament field consists only of 20 boys from each of the three participating states and 10 girls from each state, and each gender has waiting lists.