Posted On: 01/12/20 5:04 AM

The schools stand just 13 miles apart between Manning to Summerton. The two programs haven't played in over two decades on the hardwood. The Saints Showcase plans to be a annual event with Prep Hoops and this first season made all indications of a great start. The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats were playing without the services of Umar Lawson (2021). The Swampcats slowed down the hometown Saints and made it a 23-16 halftime score. 

Zyan Gilmore

The two schools went back and forth in the 3rd quarter. The Saints got the game to 30-27 in the 3rd quarter when Zyan Gilmore went baseline and scored on a reversed layup with 2:47 left. The Swampcats led 37-32 heading into the final quarter. The Swampcats and the Saints went back and forth in the 4th quarter. Gilmore went to the foul line with 2.0 seconds left and missed the front end of a 1 and 1. The Swampcats would prevail 48-47 in the game. 

Player of the Game: Deron Medley (2020) - Laurence Manning Academy (pictured on the front) 

Medley had to step up his performance for the Swampcats tonight.

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