COLUMBIA – High school basketball play was on center stage last Friday (March 1) and Saturday (Mar. 2), for its annual championship run, before enthusiastic crowds at the Colonial Center.

Hopeful prep teams, from across the state, were in the spotlight, as players from these respective squads—both boys and girls—vied for state titles in the A, 2A, 3A and 4A Classes.

The results from competition in the aforementioned Classes, starting with games contested this past Friday (3/1), are as follows:


Green Wave overcome Vikings overall effort

In spite of a 60-foot throw, of a shot by Zy

As a result of the ruling, the Vikings fell by two (48-50), to the Summerville Green Wave. The margin of victory gave the Lowcountry-based Green Wave the 4A state

corrian Robinson that managed to find its mark, to give Spartanburg what appeared to be a 51-50 win Friday, the Vikings were unable to realize such a miracle, when an official ruled the ball didn’t leave Robinson’s hands before the buzzer went off.championship, which was the first for Summerville.

LR nips Dorman to win 3rd straight title

In the girls’ play-off in 4A action, the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets won their third straight state title, on the heels of nipping Dorman, of Spartanburg by two points.

With the 47-45 triumph, Debbie Stroman’s Diamond Hornets won their third consecutive championship while upping their winning streak to 44 games.

Beat goes on for Fredrick-coached Calhoun County

It wasn’t easy as wins had come in the past; however, in spite of a game coach Zam Fredrick described as "too close", his Calhoun County Saints managed to hold on, to record a 67-66 win over Hemingway, for yet another Class A state championship.

In what was obviously a game effort by Hemingway, the Tigers gave the Saints all they could handle, and then some more. But when it was all said and done at the Colonial Center, the Saints had rolled to their 78th straight triumph and a seventh state crown since 1996.

Reflecting on the action in the nail-bitter opposite the

"We had to play our best game, and I’m going to give Hemingway a lot of credit. They did a lot of good things out there tonight,"Fredrick said. "We weren’t making shots; and they made us pay for being cold from

Tigers, Fredrick talked about his team having to play its best game, to get the "W".the floor. They pushed the ball back at us and kept us on our heels."

Murray Eagles bring A title home again

C.E. Murray apparently was on a mission Saturday afternoon; and ultimately Hunter-Kinard-Tyler fell vic

Making key plays when it counted the most, in the second half, the War Eagles throttled H-K-T 77-61, to

En route to winning their most recent state title, the War Eagles were led by senior Schwanna Dunmore. Dunmore, an all-state performer, tossed in 28 points, in pacing the scoring attack of the War Eagles.

tim in the War Eagles’ flight to the top of Class A girls basketball.capture a state championship for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

Keenan survives in tough outing versus Lee Central

During a tough outing versus Lee Central, Keenan had enough on the ball to ultimately defeat Lee Central by four (54-50), to win the girls Class 2A state championship.

In surviving against Lee Central, Keenan won its

first (girls) state title.

A perennial state title game participant, defending state champion Lee Central was defeated in a state

championship outing for the first time in five matchups.

Southside batters Burke in boys 2A tilt

Southside, during an all-out run battered Burke 73-53, to win the state crown, in the boys 2A division.

Tutored by legendary high school coach Louie Golden, the Tigers, of SS, were apparently a little too much

for Burke to handle, as indicated by the final outcome of the game played Saturday.