High School Sports

RNE falls short late in Chick-fil-A semfinals

Richland Northeast dropped a 49-42 decision to Memphis Central in a Chick-fil-A semifinal game on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers close out the tournament on Wednesday against Rockdale County at 3:15 p.m.

RNE moved within one point, 43-42, on a 3-pointer by Travis Hammonds with 2:23 left in the game, but that was the last points of the game for the Cavaliers. Hammonds finished with a team high 15 points and also came up with four steals. All five of his field goals came from 3-point range. Mike Murphy was the other double-digit man with 12 points.