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C. E. Murray High School
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War Eagles looking to the future in both Boys and girls Basketball

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Staff Writer

Goose Creek – The C.E. Murray War Eagles hoops team had another solid year under the guidance of Neilson Hilton finishing second in region V earning the number two seed from the region. They finished 10th in final SCBCA and ended the year at 11-8 overall.

“We had a good season but would have liked to have advanced further in the play-offs, but we didn’t play well in the first half against Charleston Math and Science,” said coach Hilton.

The Ware Eagles fell behind 26-11 and never recovered against the state’s top ranked class A team.

Senior center Sonai Edwards was named to the SCBCA all-state team after leading the team in rebounding at 13 a game. He was second in scoring at 13 a night. His leadership and toughness will be hard to replace next season.

They will also lose Notorious Grant, Isiah Scott and Decarius Gibson to graduation.

The cupboard is not bare though as back will be one of the best freshmen on the state in Henry Evans. He led the team in assists and steals while scoring in double figures running the point for the War Eagles. He will have to cut down on turnovers next season.

Also back is the team’s leading scorer junior shooting guard Petrie Izzard. He averaged over 15 points a contest.

Junior power forward Kamryn Mathews was one of the team’s captains and will be one of the team leaders next season.

The Lady War Eagles got off to a slow start and never recovered on their way to 3-12/3-5. The three region wins were enough to get them an at large bid to the class A play-offs where they led home standing Green Sea-Floyds 22-19 entering the fourth quarter. Too many mistakes down the stretch costs them the victory.

The Lady War Eagles will lose seniors Aubrionna Morgan, Ashanti McKnight and ShNiya Paulin so they will have to find new young ladies to take over their roles.

Back will be starters junior Octavia Canty and freshman CyAsia Singletary. Singletary impressed as a freshman.

 Coach Natasha Bryant may be back but if not whoever gets this job will have some talented young girls to build one but will it be enough to challenge talented Scott’s Branch and Cross’s young guns?

 

 

 

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