DORMAN (8-0) – The Cavaliers improved to 8-0 with a victory over T.L. Hanna on Tuesday. This is after going 2-0 with wins over Myers Park (NC) and a very good Mauldin team last week. Star center Noah Clowney left the game against Mauldin with a knee injury and was held out against Hanna on Tuesday. The injury isn’t thought to be too serious and he is expected back for the Holiday tournament in Kentucky. The Cavs will host Easley on Thursday before hitting the road for Kentucky for three games this weekend in a tournament featuring teams from across the country.
BYRNES (5-2) – The Rebels have won four straight and are playing some really good basketball right now. Last week they got wins over Gaffney and J.L. Mann. This week they will face Mann again on Thursday, before hosting Greer on Friday. Coach Fowler’s team is playing excellent defense during the win streak, as they have not allowed any of those opponents to reach 60 points. This team appears to be hitting their stride as the holiday break approaches.
SPARTANBURG (3-6) – The Vikings fell in a close one to Boiling Springs on Tuesday, after splitting a pair of games last week, beating Gaffney and falling to Northwestern. Coach Ford’s team will look to bounce back this Thursday as they have a rematch with the Bulldogs. The Vikings have yet to win at home this year and they will try and break that trend on Friday.
BOILING SPRINGS (6-3) – With the win over the Vikings on Tuesday, the Bulldogs have now won four straight games. In Coach Curtis Nash’s second season in charge, Boiling Springs looks like a legitimate playoff team. They will face the Vikings again on Thursday this week.
GAFFNEY (2-5) – The Indians got their second win of the season on Tuesday night with a 43-40 win over S.C.A. The Indians now have a full roster as the players from the football team have moved over to the hardwood. Gaffney has struggled offensively early in the season, as they haven’t topped 60 points in any game so far. Coach McHam will look to right the ship with winnable games against Greenwood on Friday and Laurens on Monday of next week.
GREER (4-3) – Greer bounced back after back to back losses with a 66-59 double overtime win over a very good Union team on Monday. They have a tough challenge again on Friday as they face a hot Byrnes Rebels team. The Yellow Jackets will definitely be battle tested by the time region play comes around.