Falcons and Lady Falcons win two out three this past week

By Drake Horton, Contributing Writer

Darlington – It was another busy week for both the Darlington boys’ and girls’ basketball teams as both had three game weeks with Falcons playing two of three at home while the Lady Falcons had to play two of three on the road.

Darlington 82, Marlboro County 62

The Falcons started the week off against the Marlboro County Bulldogs this past Tuesday, December 5 at home and dominated Marlboro from beginning to end, cruising to an 82-62 victory.

Kenynon Scott led the Falcons in scoring with 22, but he was not the only Darlington player in double digits scoring as Jalian Smith finished with 13, Jamean Muldrow with 12 and De’Ondre Graham with 10.

Smith also added a team high of 10 rebounds to go along with his 13 points.

Darlington 60, South Florence 48

Playing in its second game in as many days the Falcons showed no ill effects, taking down the Bruins at home 60-48.

Also for the second straight night Scott and Smith led the Falcons in scoring with the same points total as they had the previous night with Scott recording 22 points and Smith adding 13. Muldrow was the only other Darlington player in double digits, finishing up with 10 points on the night.

Smith earned his second straight double-double, grabbing 11 rebounds as well.

Darlington 65, Wilson 67, 2OT

Despite losing to Wilson, the number one ranked team in all of 4A, for the second time this season, the Falcons once against proved they belong in the discussion of teams vying for the 4A state championship after a 67-65 loss in double overtime on road this past Friday.

In what seems to becoming a pattern, Scott was the Falcons leading scorer with 17 while Tyshaun Johnson finished 11 and Smith with 10.

Smith just missed out on his third straight double-double, snagging eight rebounds.

Darlington is now 4-2 on the year.

Lady Falcons Recap

The Lady Falcons, just like the Falcons, went 2-1 this past week defeating Marlboro and South Florence while losing to Wilson.

Darlington started off the busy week handling its business against Marlboro, defeating the Lady Bulldogs 50-39 and followed that win up with a 39-33 win over South Florence the next night, before losing to Wilson 59-36 on Friday night.

Unlike the Falcons, who got to play two home games, the Lady Falcons ended up with just one, as they had to travel to Florence to play South Florence. The girls’ junior varsity teams played in the first game just like the boys junior varsity teams back in Darlington.

Both teams will follow the same scheduling format when they meet again later in the season with the Lady Falcons getting to play at home while the Falcons travel to Florence.

Author: Duane Childers

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