Gamecocks sweep Panthers in Region 6-4A showdown

The Carolina Forest boys basketball team led at halftime but couldn’t hold off a second-half rally by Sumter in a 60-51 road loss on Tuesday night.

The Panthers (4-13 overall, 1-2 Region 6-4A) took a 29-24 advantage into the locker room but emerged to a rejuvenated Gamecocks squad, which took the lead in the third quarter and never looked back.

Zavier Jones scored a game-high 15 points for Carolina Forest and Ryan Yurachek added eight.

Girls

* Sumter 49, Carolina Forest 40: The Lady Panthers (5-12, 2-1) suffered their first region loss of the season to the host Lady Gamecocks, the lone remaining undefeated team in Class 6-4A.

Ashleigh Turner scored a team-high 16 points and Marisa Runyon added 15 points for Carolina Forest.

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