Batesburg-Leesville fell into an early 10-0 hole, but stormed back to defeat Mid-Carolina 57-47 Friday in Region 3-2A boys basketball.
Mid-Carolina had a one-point lead with four minutes left in the fourth quarter before the host Panthers made their decisive move – an 8-0 run ignited by four straight Rebels turnovers.
“It’s very tough to swallow this loss,” said M-C coach Zeb Reid, whose team fell to 7-6 overall, 0-3 in region play.
“I feel like our players have worked hard all season and we suffered some injuries that changed the dynamics of our team for a few games, however it is time to rebound and get it together for the rest of our region games.”
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B-L (7-6, 2-1) got 15 points for 6-6 junior Antonio Butler, 12 coming in the second half. Demetrius Robinson and Ricky Adams both scored 11 points, and Semaj Nicholson chipped in nine.
Krishawn Holley paced Mid-Carolina with 16 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Calvin Herbert also had a double-double – 14 points, 10 rebounds. Hubert Wicker finished with six points and seven assists.
It was the lowest scoring game of the season for Mid-Carolina, which hasn’t won a region game since 2007.
Batesburg-Leesville travels to Newberry on Monday, while M-C play at Gilbert.