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Battery Creek outlasts Wade Hampton, 75-70

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The Battery Creek boys’ basketball team survived in the Class 2-A Playoffs on Wednesday night, defeating Wade Hampton 75-70. Eric Freeman paced Battery Creek with a team-high 21 points.

With the win, Battery Creek improved to 21-3.Following the loss, Wade Hampton dropped to 10-11.

Battery Creek featured four scorers in double figures as Devontae Wilson netted 12 points and Trevin Simmons chipped in 11 and Adonis Williams added 10. Additional scorers for Battery Creek were Markell Smalls (eight points), Jeffrey Darden (four points), DeQuan Robinson (three points) and Christian Brown (three points).

Jaquan Harris paced upset-minded Wade Hampton with 23 points. Joining Harris in double figures, Keante Jackson contributed 14 points for the Red Devils.

James Ford narrowly missed double figures, netting nine points for Wade Hampton. Other scorers for Wade Hampton in the loss were Stephen Brooker (seven points), Kevin Dunbar (six points), Dontae Joyner (three points).

Thanks to the victory, Battery Creek advanced to host Lee Central on Saturday. In another playoff game, Lee Central defeated Waccamaw 72-67.

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