TIMMONSVILLE - Denmark-Olar stayed with Timmonsville for three quarters of Thursday's Class A second-round Upper State playoff game.
But in the fourth quarter the Whirlwinds (13-8 record) took off for a 59-33 win at home.
Alaina Thomas scored 15 of her career-high 24 points in the fourth quarter to lead Timmonsville, which put together an 18-0 run late.
Makyla Commander added 19 points for the home team.
The Lady Vikings were paced by Faith Vice with 16 points and Tahjanique Youmans with 13 points.
Denmark-Olar (14-9 final record) only trailed 15-12 after the first quarter and 27-23 at the half. But, the Whirlwinds outscored the Lady Vikings by an 11-8 count in the third quarter and a 21-2 count in the fourth quarter.
High school soccer teams
to reverse uniforms
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — High school soccer teams will be reversing their home and visiting uniforms next season. Effective with the 2018-19 season, the home team will wear dark jerseys and socks, and the visiting team will wear solid white jerseys and solid white socks.
This uniform change was one of nine rules revisions recommended by the National Federation of State High School Association’s (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee at its January 22-24 meeting in Indianapolis. All changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
Previously, the home team was required to wear solid white jerseys and the visiting team wore dark-colored jerseys. The language defines dark as “any color which contrasts with white.”
T&D Region high school
basketball playoff schedule
BOYS - Lewisville at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, 7 p.m.; Bethune-Bowman at Baptist Hill, 7 p.m.; Denmark-Olar at Ridge Spring-Monetta, 7 p.m.; Edisto at Bishop England, 7 p.m.
GIRLS - Holly Hill Academy vs. Coastal Christian at Porter-Gaud, 4 p.m.; Dorchester Academy vs. Mead Hall at Wilson Hall, 5 p.m.; Calhoun County at Marion, 7 p.m.; Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Myrtle Beach, 7 p.m. Orangeburg Prep at Wilson Hall, 8 p.m.
BOYS - Dorchester Academy vs. Richard Winn at Wilson Hall, noon; Orangeburg Prep vs. Ben Lippen at Heathwood Hall, 1:30 p.m.; Holly Hill Academy vs. Cathedral Academy at Pinewood Prep, 1:30 p.m.; Clarendon Hall vs. Laurens Academy at Wilson Hall, 3 p.m.; Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Wilson, 6 p.m.; Andrews at Calhoun County, 7 p.m.
S.C. State's Seawright
grabs silver at MEAC
LANDOVER, Md. – South Carolina State’s Daniel Seawright took second in the long jump Thursday, the opening day of the three-day Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.
Seawright, a Cordova, SC freshman and Edisto High graduate, had a personal record leap of 7.51m (24-7.75ft.) in earning the silver medal and eight points to help the Bulldogs to a seventh-place showing after just four completed events.
Also, Bulldog junior Tyrell Richard won his heat in the prelims of the 200 meters to earn a sport in Saturday’s finals of the event. Richard recorded a time of 21.92 on Thursday.
Florida A&M leads the men’s competition with 18 points, followed by Morgan State with 11 and Norfolk State 10. In the women’s division, Hampton is out front with 19 points, followed by Bethune-Cookman with 16, Florida A&M 15, and defending champion North Carolina A&T 14.
The competition continues Friday at 9 a.m. and will conclude Saturday.
S.C. State's Kemp earns
MEAC weekly honor
NORFOLK, Va. - South Carolina State's Demek Kemp and North Carolina A&T State's Rodney Rowe were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's (MEAC) Co-Men's Track Performers of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
Kemp (Monroe, Ga.) once again put the nation on notice as he clocked a 6.59 in the 60-meter dash at the Dunamis Super Meet on Thursday, Feb. 8. As a result of his time, Kemp set a MEAC indoor record, as he ranks fourth nationally in the event. He also participated in the 200-meter dash and finished second overall in that event.