BCC men beat USC Salkehatchie

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Lady Dolphins nearly upset unbeaten CVCC

By Michael Paul, Sports Editor

 BOLIVIA—The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat USC Salkehatchie 75-65 Saturday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.


For BCC (5-4, 17-10), Quinton Morrow scored 22 points, Cam Jones 15, Tre Francisco 10 and Darrion Eastmon eight. Other scorers: Allen Hauser five, Tevin Jones and Kenny Jackson four each, MaKenzi Kurvits-Statum three and Khari Faison and Montez Loman two each.

BCC used a strong first half to win the game. Cam Jones hit a 3-pointer in giving BCC a 9-3 lead. Morrow hit a 3-pointer, extending the lead to 12-3.

A 3-pointer from the right corner by Hauser gave BCC a 20-8 lead with 10 minutes, 10 seconds left in the half. A dunk by Tevin Jones gave BCC a 25-8 lead as the Dolphins held USC Salkehatchie scoreless for three minutes.

Another dunk by Tevin Jones put BCC ahead 29-15, and Cam Jones followed with a dunk that gave BCC a 33-16 lead.

The half ended with BCC ahead 37-22.

A 3-pointer by Morrow gave the Dolphins a 52-28 lead with 14 minutes, 20 seconds left in the game. USC Salkehatchie (5-4, 11-15) then rallied, cutting the lead to 59-53 with 4:52 left.

Morrow made a fast-break layup and Eastmon scored off a steal as BCC took a 63-53 lead with 3:42 left.

With the lead 65-57, Morrow scored BCC’s next six points: two free throws with 1:47 left, a layup with 1:20 left and two more free throws, which gave BCC a 71-59 lead that was too large for USC Salkehatchie to overcome.

The Dolphins’ last home game is 3 p.m. March 2 against Denmark Tech. The Region 10 championship tournament is March 7-9, and the winner advances to the NJCAA Division I national tournament.

Lady Dolphins nearly upset unbeaten CVCC

BOLIVIA—Freshman guard Anika Jones sank two free throws with 11 seconds left to clinch a 52-48 victory Saturday for unbeaten Catawba Valley Community College against Brunswick Community College.

For BCC (5-8, 9-16), Syerra Troutman scored 16 points, Emily Jackson 12 and Monica Smalls eight. Jennette Taylor scored six points, Shanita Hampton four and Tyesha McLean two.

CVCC (25-0) led 49-43 with 2 minutes, 31 seconds left, but Troutman made a layup with 2:16 left and Jackson hit a 3-pointer—her fourth of the game—to cut the lead to 49-48 with 1:26 left.

CVCC missed a shot with 30.3 seconds left, but it got the rebound and BCC fouled Jones. She made one of two free throws with 25.6 seconds left, giving CVCC a 50-48 lead.

After a timeout with 15.9 seconds left, BCC put the ball in play but seconds later the referee called a charging foul. BCC then fouled Jones, and her free throws ended BCC’s chance to win.

In the first half, BCC trailed 11-8 and went scoreless for six minutes. But CVCC scored only five points in that span and the half ended with CVCC ahead 21-14.

The game was the last this season for BCC at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics gym.