Local results for Dec. 28
Fox Creek 57, Hephzibah (Ga.) 53
Playing in the Monterrey Christmas Tournament at Evans (Ga.), Fox Creek’s boys got a pair of free throws late from Marques Sumner to secure a first-round win. Sumner finished with 20 points for the Predators (5-4), who jumped out to a 12-point lead before faltering in the second quarter.
DJ Curry scored 11 points for Fox Creek, which will next play Grovetown today at 5:30 p.m.
Fort Mill 71, Aiken 66
Aiken (8-3) fell in the first round of the Moody Holiday Tournament in Rock Hill.
Shawn Moore scored 27 points for the Hornets, who trailed by 16 in the fourth quarter before cutting the deficit to a point.
Dramel Coleman also scored in double digits for the Hornets with 12 points. Aiken will play Boiling Springs today at 3:30 p.m. in the event’s consolation draw.
Westside (Ga.) 64, North Augusta 47
North Augusta (7-3) fell in the Lake Marion Invitational despite getting two players in double figures in points. Tavarez Hall led the way with 14 points, and Steve Copeland added 10. The Yellow Jackets will next play today at 11:30 a.m.
Eau Claire 72, Williston-Elko 53
Williston-Elko (4-4) got three players in double digits, but that wasn’t enough in the holiday tournament at Chapin High School.
Shaquille O’Neal led the Blue Devils with 16 points, followed by Justice Wallace with 12 points and five rebounds. Kalief Freeman rounded out the leading scorers with 11 points and six boards for Williston-Elko, which will play the Chapin-Gilbert loser today at 1:30 p.m.
Northwestern 75, Strom Thurmond 67
Ridge Spring-Monetta 46, Allendale-Fairfax 35
Ridge Spring-Monetta (6-5) collected a semifinal win in the Blackville-Hilda Christamas Tournament. Porshe Quattlebaum had 10 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks. The Trojans will play Pelion today at 6 p.m. in the championship game.
Lakeside (Ga.) 54, Midland Valley 25
Midland Valley (2-9) fell in the first round of the girls’ side of the Monterrey Christmas Tournament. Alexis Bates led the Mustangs with nine points.
Midland Valley will next play Grovetown (Ga.) today at 10 a.m.