Hoops: CF stuns No. 2 WF; Conway sweeps Socastee

cfhoops-21and22The Carolina Forest boys basketball team opened the Region 6-4A schedule in impressive fashion Tuesday night, upsetting No. 2-ranked West Florence 58-54 on the Knights’ home floor.

The Panthers (10-4 overall, 1-0 region) led throughout the game as Duane Moss scored 10 of his team-high 14 points in the first half en route to 27-20 halftime advantage. They maintained a seven-point lead with 1 minute left and held off a late charge by the Knights (13-2, 0-1). Tariq Timmons scored 13 points and Xavier Lynch added 10.

Carolina Forest plays its region home opener Friday against South Florence.

* Conway 64, Socastee 30: The No. 5-ranked Tigers (12-1 overall, 1-0 Region 6-4A) blew out the visiting Braves (6-9, 0-1) in the region opener for both teams.

Conway travels to Sumter on Friday, while Socastee welcomes West Florence.

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* Conway 38, Socastee 32: The Lady Tigers erased a halftime deficit to knock off the visiting Lady Braves in their Region 6-4A openers.

Conway was led by Janecia Hemingway’s 14 points. Mia Angelo, coming off a 24-point performance in her last outing, led Socastee with 12.

* West Florence 53, Carolina Forest 36: The Lady Panthers (7-8, 0-1) lost their Region 6-4A opener against the red-hot Lady Knights, who hit seven 3-pointers and shot 60 percent from the floor.

Carolina Forest fell under .500 for the season but welcomes South Florence on Friday in hopes of evening their overall and region record.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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