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 C.E. Murray bounced (again) by Hemingway in the third round 78-55

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Staff Writer

Goose Creek – In three of the past four season’s the C.E. Murray Eagles have reached the third round of the class A play-offs only to come up and see their season come to an end. The past two years they have lost to the eventual state champion Hemingway.

After opening the play-offs with a home win 88-43 over Palmetto Scholars. The Eagles traveled to Hollywood to take on top seed Low Country Leadership School. A big fourth quarter propelled the Eagles to the upset win 49-46 setting up another showdown with Hemingway.

“The win at Low Country Leadership was huge for our kids. To come from behind like they did was special,” said head coach Neilson Hilton.

The third round was again unkind to the Eagles as the Tigers jumped out a 22-11 lead after one quarter and never looked back on their way to a 78-55 win. Sonai Edwards scored 15 while Deandre Wilson dropped in 13 and Notorious Grant chipped in 9 points in the loss. The Eagles finished the year at 13-12.

“We fought back in the game, but we dug ourselves to big of hole early,” Hilton said.

The Eagles will loss Wilson, who has been a major contributor and leader since his freshmen year, but Hilton has a good portion of his team back next year.

Leading the group of nine returning players is Edwards and Grant. Also, back will be juniors Antonio McKnight (6-3), DeJuan Reid (5-10) and Issiah Scott (5-8) and sophomores Henry Evans, Sheldon Bradley, Pertrie Izzard and Kamryn Mathews.

Hilton said, “We just have to remain focus and committed to getting better each day. The off-season will be important for us. We had a good year, but we have to figure out a way to get by Hemingway.”
















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