Originally created 02/20/00

Barnwell stops Silver Bluff to grab Class AA top seed



HAMPTON, S.C. -- Barnwell (22-7) grabbed the top seed for the South Carolina Class AA basketball playoffs Saturday night by defeating Silver Bluff 85-61.

Baptist Hill will be the Warhorses' opponent in the first round of the state tournament, playing in Barnwell on Friday at 7 p.m.

Silver Bluff will be the No. 2 seed in the state tournament that begins this week.

Barnwell had four players in double figures led by Orlando Rivera with 19 points, Shaw Bellmon, Daniel Creech each had 18 points and Marcus Rivera added 17.

Brandon Key and Earnest Doe had 15 points each for Silver Bluff.