All-Area football nominations
Coaches may now submit nominations for The T&D All-Area football teams. Nominations must include the player’s classification, position, statistics and accolades from the 2012 season. Players must be nominated by their coaches in order to receive consideration. The nominations may be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also be faxed to 803-533-5595.
Newberry 71, Voorhees 68
NEWBERRY - A second half shooting surge by sophomore Samantha Creed, which saw the Australian score 10 second half points on three 3-pointers and a free throw, helped push the Lady Wolves to a 71-68 victory over visiting Voorhees on Monday.
Newberry (6-2) opened the game on a hot streak as it surged out to a 10-2 lead in the opening 15 minutes. The Lady Wolves saw their lead cut to four points, before a fast break layup by senior Kendra Brown was followed by a made free throw as Brown converted the three-point play.
After the Lady Tigers made four straight stops on the defensive end, it was junior Tasia Holdorf who put the Lady Wolves back in the scoring column. Voorhees did not let the Lady Wolves stretch their lead as the Lady Tigers cut Newberry’s lead down to three points with six minutes remaining.
Voorhees took its only lead with just under five minutes on the clock, before sophomore Haylee Lepaio’s layup at 4:25 sparked a 14-2 run by the Lady Wolves. Lepaio bookended Newberry’s run as her layup with a little over a minute remaining saw Newberry lead Voorhees 37-26 heading into halftime.
The second half opened with Voorhees pressuring the Lady Wolves on the defensive end and cutting the Newberry lead to two points with 15 minutes remaining in the game. Sophomore Zara Pearson converted from beyond the 3-point arc to put the Wolves back up by five.
Newberry’s lead reached nine on multiple occasions as Holdorf sparked the Lady Wolves off the bench with seven points in two minutes.
Newberry’s lead reached 12 with a little under six minutes remaining in the second period when Creed hit three 3-pointers in a span of three minutes. The Lady Wolves led by nine with two minutes remaining, before Voorhees cut the lead to two points on four made free throws and a made 3-pointer from Kierra Patterson.
Creed converted with two seconds on the clock from the free throw line to clinch the Wolves’ three point victory over Voorhees.
Creed finished with 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists, while shooting 4-8 from beyond the arc. Lepaio led the Lady Wolves with 23 points and eight rebounds. Brown finished the evening with 13 points and four steals, while Pearson added seven rebounds and six assists.
Courtney McDuffie led Voorhees (8-7) with 17 points, followed by Patterson with 16 and Daiveena Kemp with 12, Keia Tillman had a team-high 11 rebounds. The Lady Tigers will stay on the road and face Converse College at 1 p.m. today to close out their 2012 schedule.
Panthers play final home game of 2012
The Claflin University men’s basketball team will try to avenge its last loss a week ago against Johnson C. Smith of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jonas T. Kennedy Center.
Ticket prices are $5 for general admission.
VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Jefferson Davis 54, Orangeburg Christian 16
OCA was led by Carmoni Johnson with six points in the loss.
Syjaddia Snider added five points for the Lady Patriots.
OCA (1-3) will travel to Andrew Jackson today at 6 p.m.
VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
North 75, Branchville 46
NORTH – The Eagles were led in scoring by Darrien Wise with 18 points in the win while Andre Blackwell with 16 points.
Branchville was led by Travis McAlhany 15 rebounds and five blocks.
North (2-3) will host Hammond on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Orangeburg Christian 46, Jefferson Davis 44 (F/OT)
Juan Brown led the Patriots with 16 points and 11 rebounds while Josh Logan had 11 points.
Cameron Woods provided nine points and 11 rebounds in the win.
Jefferson Davis’s top scorer was Noah Bearden with 15 points.
OCA (3-3) will travel to Andrew Jackson today at 7:30 p.m.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
North 35, Branchville 22
NORTH – Ryan Pough led North with 12 points in the win. Tykilree Darby added 10 points for the Eagles.
North (2-2) will host Hammond on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
William J. Clark 43, Manning 36
Zion Utsey scored 14 points and Earl Clark added 10 to lead Clark Middle School (3-1) on Monday.
Holly Hill-Roberts 45, Scott’s Branch 17
SUMMERTON – Leading the way for the Gators was Keyshawn Aiken with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks.
Davondray Robinson had 12 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Jaquez Daniels finished the night with 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks.
HH-R improves (5-0) will host Manning on Monday at 6 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
William J. Clark 39, Manning 13
Jade Pepper-Williams scored 15 points and Autheria Dantzler added 10 to lead Clark Middle School (3-0) Monday.
Orangeburg Prep 34, Cardinal Newman 10
Leading Orangeburg Prep was Morgan Baltzegar with 12 points. Ariel Lofton had 10 points and Karlynn Wannamaker ended the game with eight points.
OPS (3-1) returns to action Jan. 9 at Cardinal Newman beginning at 5 p.m.
Orangeburg-Wilkinson 39, Whitmire 30
W.J. Keenan 48, Orangeburg-Wilkinson 26
The Bruins split a tri-match on Monday.
126 lbs. - Harold Glover (2-0)
138 lbs. - Jyair Dunning (2-0)
152 lbs. - Arron Brown (2-0)
145 lbs. - Nathan Scott (1-1)
195 lbs. - Devonte Thompson (2-0)
220 lbs. - Josh Colter (2-0)
Orangeburg-Wilkinson’s Erin Houser’s name was incorrectly printed in Sunday’s T&D.