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Place Third In Holiday
BY JOHNNY CRAIG
Special To The Beacon
South Brunswick's Lady Cougars
a.m two ot three games, including i
:-44 consolation decision over
Acs! ( lorence (S.C.). to lake third
-dace m their own Holiday Basket
ball Tournament last week jn
!! :!ing Spring Lakes
Prior to last Thursday s win over
West Florence. South Brunswick
ipened the second annual tourm
inert with a 49-29 triumph over
Myrtle Beach (S.C.) on Tuesdav be
losing to Northern Nash 45-31
Sumter (S.C.) won the tourna
ment championship with ;i 4^.;,x
vliiinj: of Northern Nash in the "title
.me. Sumter avenged a second
place Imish in last year s event
which was won by the host Lady
South Wins Consolation
We worked real hard defensively
i,. build a lead but our inexperience
>liI when they began to press in
??urth quarter." South
Brunswick Coach Mike Isenbern ol"
iis team's Win over West Florence.
I never tell like we had a lock on
!lnv game despite an early lead."
I he South Brunswick lead, which
ri U IO ;,s many as 20 points early
it the second half, dwindled to six iii
?he final minutes before the Lady
( ougars used delay tactics to pre
sets e the win.
We haven t even practiced our
iv game this year, but it certainly
helped us to hold on tonight." Isen
South Brunswick (5-4) never
ir.iileil the 4 A Ladv Knights and led
v as many as II points (14-3) in
?in opening quarter.
West Florence managed to close
'linn 18-13 on Nicole Brooks' on
> basket with 1:55 to play in the
I lie Lady Cougars then went on a
? tear that extended midway
through the third quarter. South
Brunswick scored the final nine
points ol the first half for a 27-1 i
lead at the break while getting six
'Might from guard Michelle Sellers.
I he l.ady Cougars continued the
" point run by scoring the first six
ints ol the third quarter for a 33
' ?' 'L,K' with 5:22 to play in the pcri
Shannon Hughes broke the 5
minute scoreless drought for West
lorence when she connected from
ie field with 4:53 to plav in the
? he l.adv Knights managed to
'',sc within 15 points. 37-21 at the
rnl ol the third period and cut the
licit to 40-30 with 5:09 left.
West Florence then outscored
s nuli Biuuswick 7-1 during a two
?mute stretch and Lady "Couga.
tarter Natalie Smith went to the
'K-h with her fifth foul.
West Florence's Charlene Miller
"iiected on a pair of free throws
;:t> 1:51 remaining and then
lined a three-point goal 2K sec
lu,s later to cut the Ladv Cougar
ul to 4N-42.
s,,ulh Brunswick did not score
'i" the field in the final 1:30 hut
livened four of six free throws
?ii the stretch to preserve the win.
Michelle Sellers (S points) had
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SOI TII'S i:i<lKA HRYAXT looks to shoot over West Florence's
Robin Titus, liryant finished with nine points and 16 rebounds.
some goals to open things up
outside tor us. said Isetlberg. "She
hit tour crucial outside shots hut also
did not commit a turnover the entire
"Hrika Bryant (l> points) had a
tremendous game with l(> ' bounds
Also. Slieha Fullwood (17 points, 3
rebounds) showed she can drive to
the basket with iiist about anvone."
Miller led the way for West
Florence with 13 points followed by
Robin Titus w ith 7.
Tameka Davis scored 11 points to
round out the top scorers for the
Score By Quarters
West Florence 4 0 'J 22 44
South Brunswick 14 13 1(1 15--52
West Florence scoring: Miller. 13;
Titus. 7; h.wart, 6; CanItler. 4;
Hughes, 4; Burr, 3: l inker. 2; Blan
kenship. 2; Brooks. 2; Bethea. I.
South Brunswick scoring: Full
wood, 17; Tarn. Davis. 11; Bryant.
9; Sellers. 8; Smith. 7.
Nash Drops Cougars
The Lady Coug;irs were held to
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singie-digit scoring in three ni* four
quarters as 4A Northern Nash of
Rocky Mount took a 45-31. second
round tournament win over South
Northern Nash jumped out to a
15-5 lead in the first quarter and in
creased its advantage to _2-1) at the
Northern Nash outscored South
16-14 in a high-scoring third period
before the Lady Cougars managed
an 8-7 scoring advantage in the final
Tameka Davis led the Lady
Cougars with 12 points, including
nine in the second half.
Nikki Richardson scored 16 to
lead Northern Nash, while Tina
Williams and Mandy Frazier added
Scjirc !'y Quiirtcrs
Northern Nash 15 7 16 7?45
PHOTOS BY JOHNNY CRAIG
SOUTH BRUNSWICK played tough defense to hold West Flo
rence to 22 points through the first three quarters of their consola
tion game. The l.ady Cougars won 52-44..
South Brunswick 5 4 14 K?31 opening round last Tuesday.
Northern Nash scoring: N. Alter the two teams battled to a
Richardson, 16; Williams, X; Frazier. 10-10. first-quarter deadlock Myrtle
X; T. Richardson. 7; Pittman. 4; Beach managed just one point in the
Burgess. 2. second period as the Lady Cougars
South Brunsw ick scoring: Tam. grabbed a 19-11 halttime advantage.
Davis. 12; Sellers. 8; Bryant. 4; N. In all. Myrtle Beach scored only
Smith. 3; Tan. Davis. 2. 18 points in the final halt' including
Cougars Dump Seahawks 13 by Megan Dombrouski, who tin
South Brunswick held Myrtle ished with a team-high 16 points.
Beach to nine, second-hall points Sheba Fullwood led a balanced
from the field in whipping the l^idv South Brunswick scoring attack
Seahawks 49-29 in the tournament's with II points followed by Tameka
Davis with nine. Natalie Smith with
eight and Frika Bryant with seven.
The game was South Brunswick's
first in 10 days after taking an early
break during the Christmas holidays.
"We hadn't played in a while and
it showed." said Isenberg. "We
played well defensively hut strug
Score liv Quarters
Myrtle Beach " 10 13 15?29
South Brunswick It) 9 13 16?49
Myrtle Beach scoring:
Dombrouski. 10; Demattio. 4;
Campbell. 3; Watts. 3; Walker. 2;
South Brunswick scoring:
Fullwood. II; Tam. Davis. 9; N.
Smith. 8; Bryant. 7; Sellers. 6; Lee.
2; D. Smith, 2; Dishman. 2;
Sumter's Tina Williams and Ni
cole Gamble highlighted the all
tournament team. Williams scored
23 points to lead Sumter in the
championship game while Gamble
Northern Nash's Nikki Richard
son and Mandy Frazier. w ho scored
15 and eight points respectively
against Sumter, also were named to
the all-tourney squad.
South Brunswick's Michelle Sel
lers and West Florence's Charlene
Miller rounded out the six-member
Dixon High School, led by Nikki
Gurganus' 17 points, won the fifth
place consolation game. 44-36. over
Tabitha Rogers scored 21 points
to lead Union over Jacksonville. 47
46. in the seventh-place game.
Sumter's three-game sweep in the
tournament gave the team an overall
TwCiird of !! -!. A nicrn^cr the ^
Region IV Conference. Sumter lost
only two starters from last year's
state playoff team.
The loss in the championship
game was Northern Nash's first of
the year. Northern returns to Rocky
Mount to begin league play with a
Other first-round results: Char
lene Miller scored 16 points to lead
West Florence to a 54-45 win over
N.cole Gamble's 18 points paced
Sumter in a 59-41 rout of Dixon,
l.isa Ruggs led Dixon with 13.
Nikki Richardson scored 24
points to lead Northern Nash past
In the second round. Dixon
topped Jacksonville. Myrtle Beach
defeated Union and Sumter downed
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