High School Sports

Hometown heroes

Following are updates and statistics of former Midlands high school athletes now competing at the collegiate level:


Auburn senior forward Lucas Hargrove (Richland Northeast): Had 13 points, one 3-pointer, nine rebounds in 68-67 victory against Virginia. Averaging 13.3 points, team-high 8.0 rebounds for 5-4 Tigers.

South Carolina senior guard Robert Wilder (Chapin): Has one assist in four games this season.

Armstrong Atlantic State senior forward Marquise Duvall (Spring Valley): Averaging 5.3 points, 5.0 rebounds in three games for 2-3 Pirates.

Coker College junior guard Vatrick Thompson (White Knoll): Averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds with team-high 15 steals for 3-3 Cobras.

Florida Southern senior forward John Thompson (White Knoll): Team-high 20 points, eight rebounds in 66-56 victory against Palm Beach Atlantic. Nine points, 11 rebounds in 88-57 victory against Ave Maria. Tops 8-0 Moccasins with 16.8 points, 8.9 rebounds per game.

USC Aiken junior guard Byron Faison (Crestwood): Team-high 19 points, three 3-pointers, four steals in 76-64 victory against Wingate. Averaging 13.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, tops 4-3 Pacers with 15 3-pointers.

USC Aiken sophomore guard Sterling Council (Camden): Three assists against Wingate. Averaging 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds.

College of Coastal Georgia sophomore guard Antonio Tribble (Newberry): Tops 8-6 Mariners in points (17.9), assists (5.5) and steals (2.6).


Coastal Carolina sophomore guard Olivia Irick (Keenan): Seven points, four rebounds, two assists in 65-47 victory against Converse. Scoring 7.3 points per game for 7-2 Chanticleers.

College of Charleston senior center Deidra Jones (Dutch Fork): Four points, seven rebounds in 63-50 victory against Elon. Averaging 9.2 points, team-high 7.9 rebounds per contest for 6-3 Cougars.

Duke senior guard/forward Keturah Jackson (Dreher): Averaging 5.9 points, 4.0 rebounds per game for 7-1 Blue Devils.

High Point junior guard Frances Fields (Sumter): Made a six-foot jumper with less than one second left to give Panthers 67-66 win against UNC Wilmington. Tied career high with 17 points. Averaging 5.6 points.

IUPUI sophomore guard Janna Eichelberger (Airport): Two points, five rebounds in 88-58 loss to Louisville. Three points in 85-77 loss to South Dakota State. Scoring 4.6 points per game for 1-9 Jaguars.

Maryland-Eastern Shore junior center Alicia Green (Ridge View): Four points, four rebounds in 53-50 loss to Iona. Averaging 1.4 points, 2.4 rebounds per game for 1-4 Lady Hawks.

Morehead State senior guard Tiffanie Stephens (Richland Northeast): Scored 13 points with three 3-pointers in 84-71 victory against Detroit. Averaging 5.5 points with 14 3-pointers for 7-3 Eagles.

South Carolina State freshman guard Tiara Knotts (A.C. Flora): Averaging 6.7 points, 4.0 rebounds per game for 4-3 Bulldogs.

Wingate junior forward Erica Crumlin (Dutch Fork): Averaging 3.7 points, 3.7 rebounds for 4-3 Bulldogs.

Newberry College junior forward Briana Johnson (Irmo): Four rebounds in 74-63 loss to Lander. Scoring 3.3 points, grabbing 3.6 rebounds per game.


Appalachian State sophomore wide receiver Brian Quick (Ridge View): Had 10 receptions for 135 yards in 24-17 loss at Montana.