High School Sports

FC, LR boys stay put at top of 4-3A standings

Fairfield Central and Lower Richland remain deadlocked in Region 4-3A boys basketball.

FC (18-4, 8-1) kept its share of first place by humbling Lugoff-Elgin 80-48 Tuesday at home. The Griffins host Chapin on Thursday with a chance to, at the very least, bag the region’s No. 1 seeding in the Class 3A state playoffs that begin on Feb. 17. Marquis Robinson scored 16 points to lead the Griffins past L-E, and Anthony Craig tallied 12.

LR (19-4, 8-1) smoked Chapin 75-52 on Tuesday as Preston Blackmon scored 18 points, Larry Felder tossed in 17 and Sidney Rivers chipped in 12. The Diamond Hornets close the regular season Thursday at home against Chester.

The only way Lower Richland can emerge as the No. 1 seed is if defeats Chester and Chapin pulls off a monumental upset of Fairfield Central. The Griffins have the tie breaking edge, thanks top a 20-point win over the Diamond Hornets on Jan. 13. LR returned the favor in the second-half with a lopsided win, but the winning margin was (15 points) was not good enough to negate FC's margin of victory.