Whale Branch defeats Kingstree in second round

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Cheyanne Rogers scored a game-high 21 points to lead Whale Branch past Kingstree 60-53 in the second round of the Girls’ Class 2-A Playoffs on Friday night.

With the win, Whale Branch improved to 17-6.

The Warriors used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Kingstree. Rogers led a trio of Whale Branch scorers in double figures as Kemani Jenkins netted 15 points and Shanaiqua Johnson contributed 10.

The victory allowed Whale Branch to advance to meet Dillon on the road on Tuesday night. Results from the Whale-Branch-Dillon girls’ basketball game were unavailable at press time.

In another area game played in the Girls’ Class 2-A Playoffs on Friday night, Thomas Heyward Academy defeated Florence Christian 40-35.

Thomas Heyward Academy won behind 13 points from Sidney Glassberg.

Glassberg was the only Thomas Heyward Academy player to reach double figures in the scoring column. Following Glassberg in scoring for Thomas Heyward Academy, Ivy Bryan netted 11 points for the Rebels.

Thomas Heyward Academy advanced to meet Spartanburg Day in the Sumter Civic Center on Monday. The results from the Thomas Heyward Academy-Spartanburg Day girls’ basketball game were also unavailable at press time.

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