The Varsity Boys Basketball team clinched a home state playoff game last night in a 67-51 over Batesburg-Leesville High School. 7 seniors (2 girls and 5 boys) were honored before the start of the Varsity Boys game: Miyah McCoy, Keziah McAdoo, DeMarkus Young, Deavion Scales, Justin Freeman, Dalton Langley, and Jacoby Johnson.
DeMarkus Young led the way for FC with a career high 23 points and 14 rebounds. Deavion Scales scored 18 points. Jadon Johnson (8 pts), Tyler Stampley (6 pts), Justin Freeman (4 pts), Jacoby Johnson (4 pts), Trey Butler (2 pts), and Chandler O’Bannon (2 pts) rounded out the scoring for the Predators.
With Fox Creek holding onto a 27-22 halftime lead, the Preds came out firing on all cylinders in the 3rd quarter, going on a 16-5 run to pull away from the Panthers. With the win, FC finished the season as the Class AA Region II Runner-Up (after being picked to finish 5th in the preseason region poll) and will host a 1st Round State Playoff Game (as a 2 seed) on Wednesday, February 19th vs an opponent TBD. This will be the first time FCHS has hosted a state playoff game since the gymnasium was built in 2016 and since FC was moved up to a Class AA school.
The Varsity Girls are also still in excellent position to obtain a state playoff berth with 1 region game remaining. Both teams will play on the road at Silver Bluff HS on Thursday night to end the regular season. JV Boys at 5:00 with the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys games to follow.