SIMPSONVILLE – Brashier Middle College and Clinton High School split basketball games Monday night, with Red Devils winning the girls’ game, 40-30 in overtime, and the Bengals the boys’ game, 50-36.
The Clinton girls (3-0) dominated the extra period after the two teams were tied at 28 at the end of regulation. Three-pointers by Taneal Evans and Dana Kinard slayed the Bengals, who could manage only a pair of free throws, in overtime.
Evans led the Red Devils with 11 points, followed by Kinard with eight, Payton Price-Walker with seven, De’Shanti Watts and Terriauna Bennett with five each and Tinique Austin with two.
Kelsey Brown led Brashier with 20 points, followed by Caroline Roller with seven. The Bengals led, 16-8, at halftime.
CHS head coach John Gardner said, “We had to fight back to get this one. We struggled offensively to start but found some rhythm in the fourth quarter. It was a great defensive effort again.”
Brashier dashed to a 23-18 lead at halftime and extended the margin to 35-25 after three quarters.
“This was a tough loss,” said boys’ coach Eddie Romines. “We’re going to keep working to improve.”
Konnor Richardson was a bright spot, scoring 14 points for the Red Devils, who also got six points from Davis Wilson, Austin Copeland and Jay Cheeks with four each, Jalen Ruff with three, C.K. Vance and Darien Bailey with two apiece and Kimon Quarles with one.
The Bengals hit nine out of 16 free throws. Clinton (0-1) was 10-of-14 at the line.
Torrin Campbell and Nick Hutchens led BMC with 10 points each.