girls teams at home
The Orangeburg Prep junior varsity and varsity girls basketball teams will play at home on Saturday, beginning region tournament play.
The JV Lady Indians will host Trinity-Byrnes at 1:30 p.m., after which the Lady Indians will play host to Laurence Manning at 4:15 p.m.
L.R. 50, O-W 45
HOPKINS – The Lower Richland Diamond Hornets got a 5-point home Region 4-4A win on Friday to finish the regular season, topping the visiting Orangeburg-Wilkinson Bruins by a 50-45 score.
The Bruins outscored the Diamond Hornets by a 25-22 count in the fourth quarter. But, a 2-point first-quarter tally and just 10 points in the second quarter left O-W in a 23-12 hole at the half.
Frank Lee led O-W with 11 points, 7 rebounds, an assist and a steal, while Justin Hodges and Devin Green each added 8 points, with Hodges grabbing 5 rebounds and Green grabbing 8 rebounds.
O-W (20-6 overall, 7-3 in region play) still finished in second place in the region, just above Lower Richland (10-13 overall, 6-4 in region play).
The Bruins will host Beaufort on Wednesday night to start Lower State playoffs. The Diamond Hornets will open at Wilson on Wednesday night.
H-K-T 87, North 68
Hunter-Kinard-Tyler won a Region 3-A tiebreaker game on Friday against North, taking second place in the final region standings before playoffs.
Leading the Trojans were I'rek Hartwell with 27 points and 6 steals, Marlow Gilmore with 24 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks, and Arquan Edwards with a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds.
H-K-T will have a first-round playoff bye and host a second-round game in the Upper State bracket on Friday, Feb. 15.
North (16-11 overall) was led by Jurvod Wise with 40 points, 20 rebounds, 2 blocked shots and 3 steals, while Irvin Rowe added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.
The Eagles will host a first-round Upper State playoff game on Tuesday night.
H-K-T is now 15-9 overall, and 8-7 in region play.
CC 68, C.A.J. 56
COLUMBIA – The Calhoun County Saints got 13 points from Anthony Mack in a Region 3-2A road win at C.A. Johnson on Friday night.
Willie Brown II added 11 points for CC, while J. Perry added 10 points.
C.A. Johnson got a game-high 20 points from K. Brown.
CC will begin playoffs with a game at Burke on Wednesday.
C. Hall 82, JDA 41
SUMMERTON – The Clarendon Hall Saints moved to 25-0 to end the regular season on Friday night with a senior night win against visiting Jefferson Davis Academy.
Kylic Horton led the way for the Saints with 27 points, while Tyrese Mitchum added 16 points, Zyan Gilmore added 14 points and Jordan Boyd added 9 points.
B-B 82, BHS 56
BRANCHVILLE – Bethune Bowman defeated Branchville 82-56 and finished the regular season as the undefeated Region 5-A champions.
Courtney McClorin led the scoring with 16 points and Javier King added 12 points.
The Mohawks (14-9 overall, 8-0 in region) have won 9 straight games.
Bethune-Bowman will have a first-round bye in playoffs and will host a second-round game on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. against the winner of the Creek Bridge/John’s Island game.
Branchville finished the season with a 3-20 overall record, 0-8 region record.
DA 49, St. John's 43
MONCKS CORNER – The Dorchester Academy Raiders got a 49-43 road win on Friday at St. John's Christian.
Colby Weeks and Chase Way led the way for the Raiders with 10 points apiece. Weeks added 9 rebounds and 5 assists, while Way added 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Rhett Mizzell just missed a double-double, with 9 points and 10 rebounds, while Corey Judy added 8 points and 8 rebounds.
DA is now 12-7 overall, 8-5 in region. The Raiders play host to Patrick Henry Academy on Monday.
L.R. 63, O-W 39
HOPKINS – The Lady Diamond Hornets of Lower Richland finished the Region 4-4A season unbeaten with a 10-0 record after taking a home win against the Orangeburg-Wilkinson Bruinettes on Friday by a score of 63-39.
O-W fell to 16-9, 6-4 in region play, finishing in second place in the region.
The Bruinettes will play host to Colleton County on Tuesday to begin Lower State playoffs.
CC 45, C.A.J. 32
COLUMBIA – The Calhoun County Lady Saints won 45-32 at C.A. Johnson on Friday to finish up Region 3-2A play.
Janel Brown scored 17 points for CC, while N. Williams added 8 points and A. Wright added 6 points.
CC is 8-17 overall, 3-5 in the region. C.A. Johnson ends the season with a 5-12 overall record, 2-6 in the region.
The Lady Saints will begin Lower State playoffs on Tuesday at Philip Simmons High School in Charleston.
JDA 37, C. Hall 28
SUMMERTON – The Jefferson Davis JV Boys finished the regular season 7-10 (3-8) by defeating Clarendon Hall 37-28 on Friday.
Leading Jefferson Davis was Seth Ray with 19 points and Patrick Abbott added 12 points.
Leading Clarendon Hall was Brantley Hodge with 9 points.
Claflin softball to
play HBCU DII event
The Claflin University softball team will return to action this Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 9-10, when they travel to Ackworth, Ga. to participate in the HBCU DII Invitational hosted by Grambling State University, an NCAA DI institution.
During the tournament, Claflin will face four opponents out of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), the Lady Panthers' former conference of affiliation.
Claflin will open play on Saturday at 2 p.m. when they face Fort Valley State University, followed by a game against Clark Atlanta at 4:30 p.m.
The Lady Panthers will face Kentucky State University at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday before closing the tournament with Tuskegee University at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Claflin is coming off a 2-2 outing over its opening weekend last Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2-3.
Freshmen Chaston Huntly and Ashley Thomas finished the tournament batting .500 and .375, respectively.
After the tournament, Claflin will host Francis Marion in a double-header next Wednesday, Feb. 13 beginning at 1 p.m.
All Claflin homes games are played at Adden Street Field in Orangeburg, SC and are free and open to the public.