Augusta Christian 79
Silver Bluff 57
A night after an impressive overtime win over Fox Creek, the Silver Bluff High School boys’ basketball team suffered a 79-57 loss to Augusta Christian on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs (2-6) got 15 points from Jaylen Lawrence and 13 more from Malcolm Green but had difficulty against the big Lion squad that shot the ball well.
“We’re not quite there on defense yet,” Silver Bluff head coach Robbie McKenzie said of his team which is still getting players up to speed with a number of underclassmen on the squad as well as football players who missed the start of the season because of the Bulldogs’ run to the Class AA, Division II state championship game. “I like to have multiple defenses and use different looks and we’re not really good at one yet. But we’re still growing.”
Silver Bluff will open play in Region 5-AA on Friday when it plays host to Bamberg-Ehrhardt.
South Aiken 44
The South Aiken High School boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start against Airport and couldn’t make up enough ground in the second half of a 68-44 loss.
The Thoroughbreds (4-6) were led by Jordan Scott and Kingsley Priester, who had 10 points apiece. South Aiken will return to action next Tuesday when it plays host to Region 5-AAAA rival Dutch Fork.
Spring Valley 65
Spring Valley topped Aiken (9-5) despite 20 points from Megal Hill.
Dramel Coleman chipped in 13 points, and Stacy Toole added 11 in the loss for the Hornets, who will be on the road next Tuesday for their Region 5-AAAA opener against White Knoll.
Strom Thurmond 62
The Strom Thurmond High School boys’ basketball team improved to 4-10 on the season with a 62-58 win over McCormick. The Rebels will play again on Friday when they welcome Region 5-AAA rival Brookland-Cayce to Johnson.
Wagener-Salley (9-5, 2-1 Region 4-A) cruised past North behind a 30-point night by RJ Tyler. Senior guard Malcolm Stroman added 20 points, and Gerald Landy was good for 14.
The War Eagles will host Blackville-Hilda on Tuesday.
Fox Creek High School’s boys and girls’ basketball doubleheader against Hunter-Kinard-Tyler scheduled for Tuesday was postponed because of the cold weather. The games have been rescheduled for Monday at Sweetwater starting at 6 p.m.
Kennedy M.S. 55
The Kennedy Middle School boys’ basketball team dominated its rivals from LBC in a 55-9 victory. Daniel Parrish led the way with 14 points while Corey Doyle posted 10.
David Ray and Zach Foster scored eight points apiece for Kennedy (4-2) which will play at home on Thursday against Aiken Middle School.
The Wagener-Salley High School girls’ basketball team maintained its perfect record in Region 4-A play with a 54-42 win over North.
The War Eagles (9-5, 3-0) were led by Ta’nauziah Corley’s 12 points while Mya Landy added 10 more.
Wagener-Salley will return to action next Tuesday when it plays host to Blackville-Hilda.
Augusta Christian 41
Silver Bluff 32
The Silver Bluff High School girls’ basketball team saw its record fall to 2-6 on the season with a non-region loss to Augusta Christian.
The Bulldogs will play again on Friday at home against Region 5-AA rival Bamberg-Ehrhardt.
Spring Valley 45
Aiken (4-9) couldn’t get enough scoring and fell to Spring Valley.
Alexis Odom and Sophie Nance had six points each for the Hornets, who will hit the road next Tuesday for their Region 5-AAAA opener against White Knoll.
Strom Thurmond 25
The Strom Thurmond High School girls’ basketball team suffered another loss in a 48-25 setback against McCormick. The Rebels will play again on Friday at home against Region 5-AAA rival Brookland-Cayce.
Kennedy M.S. 49
The Kennedy Middle School girls’ basketball team beat LBC 49-14. Aysha Scott led all players with 15 points, and Natalie Bolen contributed eight points and 15 rebounds.
Kennedy will return to action on Thursday at home against Aiken Middle School.