2005-01-21 / Sports

Basketball Athletes of the Week

By Jim Seay

AC Flora Boys – (6–9) Eric Booker (20), John Taylor (18) Xavier Bovain (11), and Jerome Caughman (10) were hot, but the Chester Cyclones overpowered the Falcons 83–72. Flora came back behind Booker (16) and Bovain (15) to top Lugoff–Elgin 57–43 Friday.

AC Flora Girls – (7–8) Laura Lane–Steele (20), Tiara Scott (12), and Jessica Kirkland (10) had their usual strong games, but the Lady Falcons lost to Dreher 80–56. Lane–Steele (26) and Tiara Knotts (18) aided Flora in a 62–42 win to end the week.

Dreher Boys – (5–11) The Blue Devils eased by Brookland–Cayce 59–57 as Curtis Sharp (20), Lawrence Carter (14), and DeAngelo Austin (13) led the scoring. Airport squeezed by DHS 51–48 Friday. Austin (14) and Sharp (12) stood out. Dreher was led by Austin (23) and Sharp (19) in their 68–60 loss to Lower Richland on Saturday.

Dreher Girls – (14–3) The Lady Devils rolled past BC 72–36 behind Tiffany Sumpter (18), Keturah Jackson(14), Audrey Castor (11), and Ashley Harris (10). Airport lost to DHS 62–51 Friday. Jackson (22), Castor (12), and Ashley Morris (11) took scoring honors. Saturday’s clash at Lower Richland was another Dreher victory, this time 62–23. Jackson (21), Morris (15), and Castor (12) spurred the Devils.

Cardinal Newman Boys – (12–3) The Cardinals downed Ben Lippen 69–59 Friday, headed by J.P Nerbun (22), Brent Zokan (18), Michael Culbertson (13), and John Wilson (13).

Cardinal Newman Girls – (11–3) Host Ben Lippen School lost to the Lady Cardinals 42–20. Balanced scoring by Laura Regan (9), Casey Andrews (8), Colby Kurcharski (8), and Jamie Shaw (8) paced CN.

Hammond School Boys – (8–5) Frank Martin (13), Wilson McWilliams (12), and Phillip Duckett (10) helped the Skyhawks in a 57–40 triumph over Laurence Manning. Martin (19) was the lone player in double figures in the 55–42 triumph over Augusta Christian Friday. Wilson McWilliams (8), Nick Theodore (7), and Phillip Duckett (7) were major contributors.

Hammond Girls – (11–2) Margaret Clay (18), Lauren Smith (12), and Alex Snyder (10) aided the Lady Skyhawks in defeating Laurence Manning 58–46. Clay (14) and Smith (10) dominated in the 45–37 victory over Augusta Christian on Friday.

Heathwood Hall Boys – (5–8) In a close loss, 54–49 to Wilson Hall, Odist Harmon (17) and JD Whalen (16) were the Highlanders’ top scorers. In Charleston Friday, Porter–Gaud won 61–46. The top two for the Highlanders were Brandon Gantt (12) and Whalen (9). In Saturday’s confrontation at Charleston’s Northwoods Academy, H.H. won 71–70 in double–overtime. David Kirby (20), Rhodes Amaker (17), Odist Harmon (13), and Brandon Gantt (10) took top scoring marks.

Heathwood Hall Girls – (0–6) Wilson Hall edged 46–45 in another heartbreaking loss for Lady Highlanders. Saturday at Charleston’s Northwood Academy, the Lady Highlanders fell 54–25.

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