Area seniors named South Carolina all-stars

Area seniors named South Carolina all-stars


Area seniors named South Carolina all-stars


Seven area seniors are among those who will represent the state in the 16th Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic March 22-23 at Myrtle Beach High School.

Davaris McGowens of Eastside, Tre Smith of Hillcrest and Justin Dotson of Daniel were selected to the South Carolina boys team that will play North Carolina in the annual event pitting the top high school seniors from the neighboring states.

Rochelle Brophy and Angel McGowan of J.L. Mann, Kentra Washington of Mauldin and Alexis Dillard of Wade Hampton were chosen to play for the South Carolina girls all-star team.

The event will begin with 3-point and dunk contests at 7 p.m. March 22. Tickets are $5.

The following day, the girls game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

For more information, visit or call 843-213-0032. For complete rosters, go to

* Riverside defeated Academic Magnet 2-1 on penalty kicks Sunday to win the 21st edition of the Viking Cup high school girls soccer tournament at Spring Valley High School.

The Warriors, No. 2 in Class AAAA, won five matches in three days to claim the championship of an event that annually attracts 32 of the top teams in the state.

After falling behind 1-0 in the final, Riverside tied the score with five minutes left in the half. Julia Lackey delivered a crossing pass to Jamie Reid, whose shot was blocked in front. But Elizabeth West knocked in the rebound to pull Riverside even.

In the shootout, the Warriors had a 4-3 advantage. Goalkeeper Logan Gregory stopped a pair of Academic Magnet shots, and Reid, Ali Tupman, Taylor Brown and Kaleigh Kurtz scored for Riverside.

Earlier, Riverside defeated Bishop England 3-0, Cardinal Newman 3-0, South Aiken 2-1 on penalty kicks and Lexington 1-0 in the semifinals.

* Matt Kelleher, a 2003 Mauldin High graduate, has been hired as offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Capital University, an NCAA Division III school in Columbus, Ohio.

Kelleher, a former defensive end for the Mavericks who also played at Elon University, joins the Capital staff after six seasons as an assistant at Brevard College. He served in a number of roles at Brevard, most recently as offensive line coach from 2009 to 2012.


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