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Estill girls split on week

The Estill girls won by a landslide over Denmark last week, 72-42. However, the Gators followed that up with a bitter, 42-39 loss to Ridgeland.
In the first quarter against Denmark, Estill came out strong and took a 30-10 lead. In the second quarter they kept up the intensity scoring 23-7. In the third quarter they also outscored Denmark, but only by three points. In the fourth quarter Denmark managed to score 11 points and hold Estill to only score 2 points. Still there was not contest to this game.

Estill boys pick up big wins before playoffs

With one game left to go in the regular season, Estill is getting ready for the playoffs. The Gators will host the first round game at 7 p.m. Feb. 17, with their opponent yet to be determined.
Estill had another stellar week last week, picking up region victories over Denmark-Olar, 82-56, and Ridgeland, 60-53.
The Gators are now 5th in the state, with a record of 18-5, 9-1.

Brown named Freshman Player of the Year

Wade Hampton's Dondre Brown has recently been named Freshman Player of the Year by the High School Sports Report.
"It's an honor to be able to coach a young man of his caliber on and off the field," Red Devils football coach Jim Shuma said. "It's a true honor and privilege. He's a good role model to the other students. He balances sports and academics and maintains success at both athletics and academics."

Tough week for Estill girls

The Lady Gators prevailed against Branchville 66-44 despite the fact that coach Cecil Jenkins says they didn't play well on offense or defense. They followed that up with two losses, 44-32 to Bowman and 57-46 to Allendale-Fairfax.
"We need to correct the problems on both ends of the court because the season is coming to a close and these things need to be corrected if we want to make it to the playoffs," Jenkins said.

Big victories for PHA girls

Patrick Henry's girls picked up two more big wins this week against Bowman 34-23 and rival Andrew Jackson 39-25.
Against Bowman, the Lady Patriots came on strong, scoring 10 to Bowman's four. Bowman quickly bounced back in the second and third quarter, taking a 21-19 lead into the final.
In the fourth quarter Patrick Henry got their fighting spirit back and schooled Bowman 13-4. It was more than enough to pull out a win.

Wade Hampton picks up two big wins

Wade Hampton picked up two more wins last week, one at Barnwell 85-69 and one very close home game against Silver Bluff 66-65. The Red Devils are currently ranked 6th in Class AA with a 17-3 overall record. They're sitting atop Region 5-AA at a perfect 7-0.
The Red Devils outscored Barnwell in every quarter despite the fact it was on Barnwell's home court.
Wade Hampton came out swinging for a first-quarter lead of 21-19, and Barnwell never bounced back.
"In a tough environment to play in, the Red Devils managed to outscore Barnwell 85-69," said coach Shelby Strother.

Estill boys on a roll

The Estill boys picked up three wins last week. They beat Branchville 87-30, Bowman 76-68, and Allendale-Fairfax 73-51. The Gators are ranked No. 6 in Class 1A. They're tied with Calhoun County for first at 8-1 in Region 5A and are 16-5 overall.
Estill outscored Branchville in every quarter.
"It was Parent's Night and the kids got to perform in front of their parents," said coach J.J. Orr.
Lamar Brown and Ramel Young led in scoring.

Mixed week for Lady Devils

You win some, you lose some, they say. That was the case for the Wade Hampton girls last week as they beat Barnwell 47-39, but followed that up with a loss to Silver Bluff 60-48.
Against Barnwell, Wade Hampton took a two-point lead in the first quarter. But the Red Devils blew the War Horses away in the second quarter, leading in scoring 12-5, which was enough to insure a victory.
"We shot 70 percent from the free throw line," said coach Romon Gray. "We played good defense. Three people on the team scored double figures... It made a big difference."

Lady Devils win conference game

Wade Hampton’s girls suffered a tough loss to Silver Bluff, 76-29, but they quickly bounced back to win a conference game against Ridgeland 36-27, then turned around to beat Bamberg Ehrhardt 42-23.
In the first game of the week against Silver Bluff, the Lady Devils were outscored by an average of 11 points per quarter. The first quarter, they trailed 14-10. By halftime, Silver Bluff had taken a 21-11 lead and didn’t look back.
“We didn’t come to play for this game,” said coach Romon Gray. “We just didn’t perform well.”

Estill boys win two games but lose to rival

Estill had two big wins earlier in the week defeating Denmark-Olar 87-59and Bamberg Ehrhardt 73-52. However, they lost narrowly in a rival game against Ridgeland 70-64
In the Denmark game, Estill outscored Denmark in every quarter finally leaving them to on the floor 87-59. The highlight of the game was Cortherious Benjamin’s three slam dunks. The game was lead in scoring by Cortherious Benjamin, Lamar Brown, Louis Williams and Marcus Bryant who all had double digit scoring.

Patrick Henry bounces back against Bowman

Patrick Henry suffered a big loss against Andrew Jackson 64-41, but bounced back for a win over Bowman Academy 48-21.
Against Andrew Jackson on game on Jan. 13, the Patriots were outscored in every quarter.
Still, Michael Hanna shot 100 percent from the line and Brookes Lawton had 12 rebounds in the second half.
Against Bowman the tables were turned. Patrick Henry bounced back from their loss earlier in the week to outscore Bowman in the second, third and fourth quarter.

Red Devils win three games in a row

“After a very long tough week, the Red Devils finished with two very important conference road wins and one home-non region win,” said Wade Hampton boys coach Shelby Strother.
Wade Hampton beat Silver Bluff by a close 54-49 and won another rivalry game against Ridgeland 55-44. The Red Devils topped it off with a win over Bamberg-Ehrhardt by a close 62-58.
“The week started off on Tuesday with a big conference win on the road against the fourth-ranked team in class 2A, Silver Bluff High school,” said Strother.

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