Girls Hoops: Tigers top CF to end region title drought

cfhoops-condThe Region 6-5A girls basketball championship came down to the last game of the regular season, and it went down to the wire.

Conway High scored a hard-fought 59-57 victory over rival Carolina Forest in The Black Hole on Monday night to capture its first region title since 1983. Senior Zakera Chadmon, who scored a team-high 18 points, hit the game-winning basket with 1 second remaining to lift the Lady Tigers (14-6 overall, 8-2 region) past the Lady Panthers (15-7, 7-3) in a winner-take-all showdown.

Coming off back-to-back region losses, their only two of the season, the Lady Tigers battled all night for control of the game with the Lady Panthers, who carried a 33-32 lead into halftime. The game remained tight throughout and was tied at 57-all when Chadmon’s buzzer-beater found the bottom of the net. Carolina Forest’s Cheyenne Pyles’ final shot was off the mark.

Carolina Forest senior Alexis Tomlin led her team a double-double of with 25 points and 11 rebounds, along with four blocks, four steals and four assists. Ellen Nardella had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Pyles scored 13 points and had four assists.

The two teams await their first-round playoff foes for next Tuesday, Feb. 14. Top-seeded Conway and second-seeded Carolina Forest will host their openers.

* Sumter 61, Socastee 43: The Lady Braves (11-12, 5-5) blew a golden opportunity to earn the No. 3 seed in the playoffs by losing big at home to the last-place Lady Gamecocks (3-18, 1-9).

Socastee settles for the No. 4 seed behind West Florence and will have to travel to a No. 1 seed in the first round of the playoffs on Feb. 14.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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