Originally created 02/28/01

Barnwell 64, Burke 58



CHARLESTON, S.C. - Orlando Rivera recorded a game-high 26 points and Daniel Creech chipped in 11 as Barnwell advanced to the third round of the Class AA state playoffs with its win over Burke.

The Warhorses (24-3) built a 37-16 lead by halftime before Burke (18-5) made a comeback bid. Burke was able to pull to within nine points before Barnwell put the game away.

Barnwell will face the Mullins-Edisto winner at 7 p.m. on Friday at a site to be determined.

BARNWELL (64) - Adrain Rivera 8, Orlando Rivera 26, Daniel Creech 11, Wade Johnson 2, Stephen Smith 4, Freddie Brown 5, Jermaine Geter 8. Totals 27 5-15 64.

BURKE (58) - Brandon Freeman 7, Jermaine Anderson 14, Antonio Scephany 12, Joshiro Young 4, Lavario White 15, Jason Washington 6. Totals 25 6-8 58.

Barnwell 23 14 16 11-64

Burke 8 8 22 20-58

3-point goals: Barnwell 5 (Creech, Geter 2, O. Rivera 2); Burke 2 (Freeman. Washington). Records: Barnwell 24-3; Burke 18-5. Next: Barnwell vs. Mullins-Edisto winner, Friday, 7 p.m.