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Posted On: 02/27/18 8:49 AM
Prep Hoops takes a look at the winners from the Upper State this past weekend. Yesterday had some computer problems. Sorry for the delay.
Class 2-A Gray Collegiate 49 Keenan 46
These two teams really don’t care for one another at all. The War Eagles have won 5 of the last 7 meetings between the 2 schools. Gray Collegiate will make their first state appearance in the finals this Friday vs Carvers Bay. Class 2-A State Player of the Year Juwan Gary led the way with 15 points. Tommy Bruner (2019) scored 14 points and post player Mike Marsh (2018) added 10 points. Point guard Khalil Robinson recently got hurt and is out for the rest of the season.
The Raiders were led by sophomore Raekwon Horton with 18 points and Latrell Taylor dished in 17 points. Dillon Jones ranked #2 in the 2020 class finished with 8 points. The Raiders finish the season at (22-6) with 4 of those losses coming to Gray Collegiate.
Class 3-A Greenville Southside 54 Walhalla 46
The Southside Tigers will be returning back to the Colonial Life Arena to defend the Class 3-A State Championship. The Tigers beat a scrappy bunch from Walhalla. The Tigers were led in scoring by senior post player Jamal Burke with 18 points. Jalon Calhoun (2019) combo guard scored 11 points and Tuzion Brock (2018) point guard provided 10 points. Tobias Canada was a pleasant surprise off the bench by scoring 10 points.
The Tigers move to (22-2) on the season and (49-3) over the past two seasons.
Class 5-A Dorman 44 Wade Hampton (Greenville) 36
The Cavaliers defeated the Generals to return back to the Colonial Life Arena to play Irmo HS this coming Friday night in the Class 5-A State Championship Game. The Cavaliers split with the Generals during the regular season. The Cavaliers (24-4) were led in scoring by Myles Tate (2020) #1 ranked player in the Palmetto State in his class. Tate finished with 11 points, Kamron Smith added 9 points and P.J Hall chipped in 6 points.
Will Edwards led the way with 16 points for the Generals (24-3) in defeat. Caleb Henry added 13 points. The Generals had 9 seniors on the roster.