Hartsville survives after tough game

By Don Gearhart

Teams usually peak as the schedule starts winding down towards the playoffs.
For Hartsville High School, their second sluggish game in a row should give cause for concern.
Last week’s contest at North Myrtle Beach was not a typical Red Fox performance. Albeit starting point guard Zykee Knox was not available due to injury; Tristan Lexander left the game early with an ankle injury; and Deandre Huggins also missed time to an ankle injury in the second period.
All of that led to a pretty lackluster first half when the Red Foxes found themselves down 7-9 after one period of play.
Looking like a “street” basketball team, Hartsville found themselves in need of a spark and Kameron Foman stepped to the forefront with seven second quarter points to take Hartsville into the locker room with a 21-17 advantage.
Jabari Briggs was the third quarter catalyst scoring seven points of his own and the Red Foxes opened up the game sporting a 36-26 margin as that period came to a close. The Chiefs then started raining 3-point shots and closed the score to 39-33, but that was the closest they could come as a Foman drive and successful free throw at the 3:07 mark put Hartsville up by double digits again and balanced scoring the rest of the way kept the margin intact with a final score of 52-41.
Foman led all scorers with 14 points.
Briggs chipped in with 13 and Huggins came back in the second half to record a dozen points.
Elijah Vereen was the only player for the Chiefs in double figures with 10 points.
Both teams finished the game with six free throws. North Myrtle Beach connected on seven treys and Hartsville responded with five treys of their own.
With the win, Hartsville remained undefeated in Region 6 4-A.
Kameron Foman 14, Jabari Briggs 13, Deandre Huggins 12, Xavion Robinson 8, Sahquan Pendergrass 2, Treion McFarland 2, Tristan Lexander 1
North Myrtle Beach:
Elijah Vereen 10, Kris Webb 9, Jamie Brooks 8, Wells Hills 5, Landon Cloninger 3, Dajuan Gause 3, KJ Stanley 2, TJ Stanley 1

Author: Stephan Drew

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