High School Sports

3-A boys: Five Midlands teams move on to second round

Fairfield Central, Camden, Lower Richland and Swansea joined Dreher as Midlands first-round survivors in the Class 3A state boys basketball playoffs.

Marquis Robinson led a parade of five double-digit scorers with 27 points in Fairfield Central’s 91-58 rout of visiting Berea. Anthony Craig followed with 20 points, Kendrick Anderson tallied 16 and Dominique Weldon and Mykey Trapp scored 13 points apiece for the Griffins, who host Woodmont on Friday. FC upped its record to 20-4.

Region 6-3A champion Camden breezed by Socastee 73-44 on Tuesday as Jay Council rang up 29 points and Josh Council tallied 20. The Bulldogs (20-2) take on North Charleston at home in the second round.

Lower Richland (21-4) dispatched Wade Hampton of Greenville 69-54 as Sidney Rivers rang up 18 points, backed up by 11 from both Preston Blackmon and Nicholas Smith. The Diamond Hornets meets Woodmont at home on Friday.

Swansea had the toughest time of the area winners last night. The Tigers had to overcome a dreadful 12-for-30 performance at the free-throw line and needed overtime to eliminate visiting Lake Marion. Kyndon Smith pumped in 22 points for Swansea, and Trenton Green had a double-double – scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds.

The Tigers (15-9) host Lake City in a Lower State second-round game on Friday.

A.C. Flora was the lone Midlands loser in the first round. The Falcons, who finished 7-20, dropped a 90-66 decision at J.L. Mann. Akeem Williams and Kvahn Pennix shared scoring honors with 15 points for ACF, and Marquise Sumuel added 12. Williams’ total featured four 3-pointers.