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Area holiday hoops play picks up the pace Monday.
The annual Comporium Christmas Classic, which opened play Saturday with four games, caps play with four games on tap Monday at Andrew Jackson High School.
The final round has the girls’ consolation game at 4 p.m., with the boys’ consolation game at 5:30. The girls’ title game tips off at 7, with the boys championship game at 8:30.
The field at AJ includes the host Vols, Great Falls, North Central and Lugoff-Elgin. L-E met Great Falls in the opening round Saturday afternoon session. The evening session featured AJ vs. North Central.
The games Saturday were completed after The News’ deadline for Sunday’s edition. See Wednesday’s issue for a full report.
The Great Falls boys of veteran coach John Smith are coming off a title in the annual Linberg Moody Holiday Tournament with a 55-49 win over Northwestern.
Leroy Roseboro, who scored 22 points against the Trojans in the title game, was named the tournament MVP.
Buford has a busy three-day stretch starting Monday in the Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield where the Jackets meet Daniel High of Clemson at 4 p.m. The Buford-Daniel winner moves on to face the Central-Darlington winner on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Buford-Daniel loser meets the Central-Darlington loser at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The field also includes Dorman, Cheraw, Chesterfield and York. Play continues to Wednesday.
The Buford girls will be in action as they play in a two-day tournament which opens at South Pointe of Rock Hill today.
The Lancaster boys, idle this week, are coming off a tournament sweep at the Thoroughbred Classic at South Aiken High School.
The Bruins captured the title with a 48-43 win over Battery Creek of Beaufort. LHS, 7-5, also defeated Lake Marion and host South Aiken.
Indian Land and Lancaster played in the Y.C. Winborn tournament at Rock Hill, which included a meeting with the Lancaster County foes.
The Lady Warriors downed LHS 50-38, but the Lady Bruins came back to trip Great Falls 55-38 on the final day of play.