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Keenan beats defending champ for title

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COLUMBIA — Keenan overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to win its first girls basketball state championship since 2008 with a 46-41 victory over defending Class AA champion Bishop England on Saturday.

Kiera Robinson scored 14 of her 17 points during the second half comeback. The senior made 12 of 14 free throws as the Raiders outscored the Bishops 22-12 at the line.

Daisha Eddy added 14 points for Keenan (20-6).

Michele Boykin scored 15 points for Bishop England (23-4) before leaving the game in the final minutes with a neck injury.

CLASS A BOYS

LEWISVILLE 64,

WHALE BRANCH 54

Shakale Worthy scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures as Lewisville (16-11) beat Whale Branch (24-4) for the title.

Mardarius Bailey added 14 points as the Lions claimed their first boys basketball state title since 1976.

CLASS AA BOYS

LAKE MARION 91,

NEWBERRY 82

Khalil Halls scored 33 points and added 11 rebounds to give Lake Marion (25-1) its first state championship with a victory over Newberry (26-3).

Kaheem Praylow finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds for Newberry.

CLASS AAA GIRLS

LOWER RICHLAND 57,

ORANGEBURG-WILKINSON 35

Lower Richland coach Debbie Stroman earned her seventh state title since 1994 by beating Orangeburg-Wilkinson (27-2).

With seven titles, Lower Richland (26-0) is tied for second most in state girls high school history.

Breshay Johnson led the Diamonds with 14 points.

CLASS AAA BOYS

HARTSVILLE 65,

EASTSIDE 62 (OT)

Jaylen Shaw scored 16 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to give Hartsville (28-1) its second consecutive state title with a victory over Eastside (25-4).

The win gave the Red Foxes state championships in football and basketball in the same school year, something that has been accomplished only seven times in state history.

Devontae Washington scored on an alley-oop pass from Shaw with a minute left to give Hartsville the lead for good. Shaw hit two free throws, Lakeith Ingram added another and Eastside’s desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer glanced high off the backboard.

The Eagles had a turnover and a missed shot during that sequence.

Washington added 14 points and 12 rebounds for Hartsville.

Eastside’s Davaris McGowens finished with 28 points and 19 rebounds, but battled cramps much of the second half. Keil Sherman added 16 points.


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