Bears and Bulldogs to battle for Dental Shootout title
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
By Chris Sokoloski
For the second straight year, Georgetown and Carvers Bay met in the finals of the Georgetown Dental Shootout last night.
The Bulldogs got to the finals by beating Kingstree 48-38, and C.E. Murray 47-46.
Olajuwon Doiley and Charlie McGirt combined for 21 points to lead Georgetown over Kingstree. McGirt also had five rebounds. Dae'Quan Gibson had eight points, six assists, and five rebounds, A.J. Walker and Stefon Cuttino had six points and three rebounds each, and Anthony Blair had nine rebounds.
Walker had 15 points and five rebounds to lead the Bulldogs over the War Eagles. Leslie Chen had eight points, Gibson had six points and five steals, Blair had five points and 10 rebounds, and Cuttino had five points.
The Bears beat Andrews 83-66 and Hemingway 42-28.
Da'Shaun Aiken had 33 points to lead Carvers Bay over Andrews. Shayton Durand had 10 points, Chris Carter and Shaquan Durand had eight points each.
"I'm very proud of how we started out the game, however, we have to work on maintaining our focus," Carvers Bay coach Jeff Mezzatesta said. "It was a very physical basketball game and I am very proud of how we maintained our composure throughout the contest. The opportunity to get some younger players in the game was a huge plus to build on this early in the year."
Carvers Bay's game against Hemingway ended early on Monday when the Tigers' coach pulled his team off the floor and forfeited about half way through the fourth quarter.
Despite the forfeiture, Hemingway still wanted to play in the tournament's consolation game. As of Tuesday afternoon, Georgetown coach Alvin Walker, who runs the tournament, had not decided whether the Tigers would be allowed to play.
After losing to Carvers Bay, Andrews was scheduled to play Conway on Tuesday night.
Waccamaw lost to C.E. Murray on Friday night and to Kingstree on Monday night.
The Warriors have nine new players on the squad this season, and coach Mike Quinn said the newcomers are struggling with the transition from junior varsity to varsity.
"We're just not doing what we do in practice," Quinn said. "We're not executing. We've got to focus on doing what we do in practice in the game."
Waccamaw had 32 turnovers against Kingstree.
"You can't win a basketball game turning the ball over," Quinn said.