Dorman – (11-2) – The Cavaliers lost their first two games of the season while playing in a holiday tournament up in Kentucky. After winning the first two, Dorman fell on back to back days to finish in fourth place. Dorman is still one of the premier teams in all of 5A and will be the favorite to win the region again. Coach Ryan’s team will be challenged once again next week as they will be playing in a tournament featuring teams from across the country.
Byrnes – (8-2) – The Byrnes Rebels have been playing great basketball as of late, winning their last seven games. They opened up tournament play in Columbia with a 65-62 win over Cross Creek, the reigning 3A champ from the state of Georgia. The Rebels will look to keep it going as they take on a very talented A.C. Flora team on Wednesday. Coach Lane Fowler’s team has done it with a balanced offensive attack this year with no players averaging more than about 12 points per game. This Rebels team will be very dangerous in the region and should challenge Dorman for the top spot.
Spartanburg – (4-6) – The Vikings split with Boiling Springs last week. They are off until January 3rd.
Gaffney – (4-6) – The Indians have won three of their last four games since getting their football players back. They beat a very good Shannon Forest team on Tuesday and will face Woodruff next Monday before taking part in a holiday tournament next week.
Boiling Springs – (7-4) – The Bulldogs have won five of six after a 66-46 victory over Union on Tuesday.Coach Nash has this team playing much better than some expected, and this week will be a good measuring stick for this team. I expect the Bulldogs to stay hot through the winter break and challenge for a home playoff game come region time.
Greer – (4-5) – The Yellow Jackets have lost four of five entering tournament play this week. It will be tough to get back on track as they face a very talented Blue Ridge team on Wednesday. If Greer can get a big win this week, maybe Coach Liferidge can get this team rolling again.