Flyers Fall to Undefeated Cobras

Sayaun Dent powers his way for two!
Sayaun Dent powers his way for two!

The Sandhills Community College basketball team fell short in its bid to knock Caldwell Tech from the undefeated ranks, falling 95-72 on Saturday afternoon in Hudson.

The No.2 ranked Flyers (Division III) dropped to 16-2 while the No. 13 Cobras (Division I) improved to 16-0. Coach Mike Apple's squad completes a stretch of three consecutive road games with a contest against the Francis Marion junior varsity at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Florence, SC.

The Flyers will be back at The Hangar on Saturday at 3 p.m. in a Region 10 clash against Johnston CC.

A jumper by Elijah Idlett gave the Flyers an early 10-6 lead against the Cobras. They led for the last time in the game at 12-10 moments later on a basket in transition by Charles Thomas.

Threes by Nathan Yow and Winston Bryan helped keep them close before a 12-3 run got the home team going on the way to a 50-33 lead at the intermission.

Trailing 68-46 midway through the second half, seven points in a row by Bryan, and a basket by Evan Davis on an inbound pass from Idlett, added up to a 9-2 run that made it 70-55 before the Cobras pulled away again.

Sayaun Dent led the Flyers with 16 points and Idlett added 14. Bryan scored 10 and the 6-foot-1 sophomore was credited with a team-high seven rebounds and a team-best four assists. The Flyers were 4-for-21 from beyond the arc in one of their poorest shooting games of the season.

Sandhills – Idlett 6 1-2 14, Dent 5 6-8 16, Bryan 3 2-2 10, Addison 2 4-4 8, Davis 1 0-0 2, Ratliffe 0 0-0 0, Allmond 3 2-2 8, Yow 1 0-0 3, Bailey 0 0-0 0, Miller 3 0-0 6, Thomas 2 0-0 4, Williams 0 1-2 1, Medins 0 0-0 0 Totals 26 16-20 72. Caldwell - Dixon 6 3-4 16, Barr 3 5-9 11, Crowder 4 1-2 12, Keller 5 0-2 10, Mendenhall 9 1-2 19, Gibson 0 2-2 2, Kitchen 2 0-0 4, Lineberger 1 0-0 3, Stinson 0 2-2 2, Mupungu 1 0-0 2, Shular 2 2-2 7, Garrison 3 0-0 7 Totals 36 16-25 95. Three-point goals: SCC 4 (Bryan 2, Idlett, Yow); CTCC 7 (Crowder 3, Dixon, Shular, Garrison, Lineberger).  

 

by Charliee Bergmann

 

photo by Donna Ford