Region Championship is on the line
TONIGHT: The Clinton High School Red Devil boys' basketball team has a chance for back-to-back region championships, Girls lose 46-40; Boys fall 72-60 - boys host 1st round Tuesday night. w-update: CHS Athletics statement.
Winner of 6 region games in a row, the Red Devils will play Newberry, 7:30 pm at Woodruff High (neutral site), to determine the #1 and #2 seeds out of Region 3-3A. Clinton earned the share of the region title by defeating Woodruff, 55-47, Tuesday night at the CHS gym on senior night.
Jahleed Cook scored 16 points, and Zay Hurley added 14 to pace the Clinton win.
This season. Newberry won at Clinton, 71-68. and Clinton won at Newberry, 53-51. Clinton is 18-6 on the season, 8-2 in region play. Clinton is the defending Region Champion, and last season played in the Upper State Final in Greenville.
Clinton girls will play Chapman, Thursday at 6 pm at Woodruff, to determine the #3 and #4 seeds from the region, headed into the Class 3-A State Playoffs.
STATEMENT BY Nickie Templeton, CHS Athletics Director:
Hello everyone! We have a couple of exciting games coming up for the CHS Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams. The boys team is tied with Newberry for 1st place and will play tomorrow (Feb. 8) to break the tie, naming the Region III 3A Winner. The girls team is tied with Chapman for 3rd place and will play tomorrow (Feb. 8) to break the tie allowing one team to fall into the 3rd place slot and the other team will take the 4th place slot.
Both games have to be played at a neutral site. Both games will be played at Woodruff High School Thursday with the girls game starting at 6:00 with the boys following at 7:30.
Let's do a RED OUT!!!! Woodruff is not that far away, so lets car pool and get a big crowd there for both games. We want all of our Clinton people in the stands tomorrow night. ONE has been the foundation for our athletic department this year, and we think that same motto is applicable for the whole district. We are all ONE ... Let’s go to Woodruff and cheer our devils on as they take the region championship and 3rd place. Thank you, Eddie Romines, Josh Bridges, Dontavious Glenn, John Gardner, Sara Jo Hellams, and Kate Cheeks. Your hard work and dedication is appreciated, and we all wish you good luck as you enter your games tomorrow.
After tomorrow, playoffs for girls will start on Feb. 12th and Feb. 13th for boys. I will send details as soon as I have them.
Good luck to our devils and we hope to see you there tomorrow night!!!
If you will be on the Beta Club trip or out of town in general, or home with a sick child, etc. ... You can listen to the tie breaker games on the radio with WPCC. Buddy Bridges and Gregg Nibert will broadcast live on 96.5 FM, and broadcasting will start at 7 pm after "The Beat of the Beach" program concludes. Please spread the word. We are certainly appreciative for all members of the radio station, especially Buddy Bridges, Gene Simmons, Gregg Nibert, BJ Gardner at station controls, and Pat Patterson!!!
Go Big Red!!