Posted On: 10/5/18 8:55 AM
Prep Hoops takes a recap look at last years State Championship Games. Several teams are in place to 3-peat next March in Columbia at the Colonial Life Arena.
Class 1-A State Championship Game : Hemenway defeated Ridge Spring-Monetta 71-59
The Tigers finished the season at (20-6) and won back to back state championships. The Tigers have won
7 state titles in school history and have played in the past 3 consecutive state championships. The Tigers fell to Calhoun County back in 2016.
Darius Williams (2019) scored 21 points and added Darius Taylor (2019) added 16 points. Williams has committed to play football at East Carolina University next season.
Class 2-A State Championship Game : Gray Collegiate defeated Carvers Bay 58-45.
The War Eagles won their 1st state title in school history. The War Eagles finished the season at (25-4).
Tommy Bruner (2019) scored 20 points and is back to the lead the way this season Jalil Robinson (2019), Khalil Robinson (2019), Dallaz Corbitt (2019) and Chris Rhone (2021) will all be key members to the squad this season.
Class 3-A State Championship Game : Greenville Southside defeated Ridgeland-Hardeeville 74-58.
The Tigers will look to 3-peat this season. The Tigers won back to back state championships in 2008 and 2009, R.J, Campbell (2019) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds last year in the victory over the Jaguars.
Jalon Calhoun (2019) is a Georgia Tech football commit. Calhoun plays quarterback and defensive back for the Tigers.
Class 4-A State Championship Game : Ridge View defeated Wilson (Florence) 74-70.
The Blazers got hot last season after Christmas and finished the year at (21-7). The Blazers return everyone to the mix this season. Georgetown bound Malcolm Wilson, JaVon Anderson, Crosby Harris-James, Walyn Napper, Joseph McKenny (2019), Patrick Jenkins (2020),Tyler Rice (2021), Javon Benson (2020) and Cincere Scott (2020). Benson 6’7 didn’t play last season after sitting out and Scott transferred into school from South Aiken HS. Anderson and Napper both excel on the gridiron for the Blazers. Anderson plays quarterback and Napper is a wide receiver.
Class 5-A State Championship Game : Dorman defeated Irmo 44-33
The Cavaliers have won both Class 5-A State Championships since the class was added a few years back. Myles Tate (2020) scored 20 points in the game and has been a fixture for the Cavaliers since the 8th grade. P.J. Hall (2020), Ta’Lon Cooper (2019), Malik Wiles (2020) and Jake Atkins (2019) provide leadership for Head coach Thomas Ryan. Cooper transferred in from Word of God (NC) and has already committed to Morehead State University for next season. Wiles comes over from Legacy Early College after starting his career at Broome HS.