Tough Ending For USC Commit Trevor Deloach

This year's AA player of the year, Trevor Deloach, ran into a buzzsaw named the Southside Tigers on Saturday night. The Tigers from Southside put an end to Deloach's career as a Saluda Tiger. Next for Deloach is a trip to nearby Columbia to play for the USC Gamecocks.

Some nights you just can't buy a basket and can't get into a rhythm. Saturday night marked the end of a great high school career at Saluda High School for Trevor Deloach as they were dominated by the Southside Tigers from start to finish. The state's AA player of the year couldn't find his stroke in the 2nd round of playoff action versus the #1 ranked Tigers of Southside.

Deloach, a South Carolina commit, was unable to get anything going for Saluda as Southside, which usually starts pretty slowly, fired on all cylinders from the beginning in a 72-33 blowout. Southside defenders harassed Deloach whenever he touched the ball and caused him to commit a number of turnovers and double dribble violations in the early going. His athleticism was definitely on display during stretches of the game as he snatched quite a few jaw dropping rebounds but the Southside defenders never backed down. On the night we had DeLoach credited for 7 points which is far below his average of 29 per game.

Southside point guard Chris Rhodes was given the initial responsibility of checking Deloach and the Saluda star was never able to capitalize on his size advantage. Southside coach Louie Golden then matched Deloach with backup point guard Quinton Thomas for a more even size matchup.

In the end it was a highly talented and deep Southside team who ran away with the 72-33 victory but Deloach will hang it up as a member of the Saluda Tigers and now looks forward to becoming a South Carolina Gamecock after a few various all-star game appearances we presume.

Deloach talks with officials as team captains meet at halfcourt before tipoff

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