Basketball: 3rd Round Playoff Matchups

It's getting down to the wire in the SC high school basketball playoffs. Cheraw's Cliff Matthews (pictured) already holds a state championship for his work on the football field. The dual sport standout is trying to get the Braves back to Columbia for another state championship. has the 3rd round matchups for all four classifications inside.

Eight teams remain in contention for each classification in pursuit of basketball state championship glory. A number of intriguing matchups are slated to go down this week and has your itinerary for all of the state playoff action for boys and girls play.

AAAA 3rd Round Boys Playoffs
Upper State
Aiken @ Easley
Irmo @ Fort Mill

Lower State
Hartsville @ Lower Richland
Ridge View @ Summerville

Talented Easley duo SG Tahj Tate and the current AAAA player of the year Michael Jenkins will try to power Easley into the next round of AAAA action past a strong Aiken team. In the lowcountry Summerville's A.J. Green who is not only the state's top rated player in regards to football but quite possibly the top prospect in the entire nation. Green is ultimately trying to help Summerville get to Columbia for a state championship but first faces a powerful Ridge View squad in 3rd round play.

AAA 3rd Round Boys Playoffs
Upper State

Camden @ Greenville
Fairfield Central @ Wade Hampton

Lower State
Strom Thurmond @ Lake Marion
Wilson @ Georgetown

The Red Raiders of Greenville High are trying to defend their state championship and will a Camden squad who has simply found a way to win so far in playoff action.

AA 3rd Round Boys Playoffs
Upper State

Keenan @ Southside
C.A. Johnson @ Newberry

Lower State
Mullins @ Lee Central
Cheraw @ Marion

Southside has been dominant throughout the playoffs but the Keenan contingent will be amped up to show why they're a perennial hoops powerhouse. In the lowcountry all-world football standout Cliff Matthews is holding it down on the hardwood too as an all-state selection. He and Jaron Brown will try to help the Braves to their second state championship after taking the AA football crown.

A 3rd Round Boys Playoffs
Upper State

Hunter-Kinard-Tyler @ Landrum
Great Falls @ Calhoun County

Lower State
Estill @ Branchville
Baptist Hill @ Scott's Branch

Another football standout in Mark Cann (QB headed to Marshall) will try to lead Landrum against Hunter-Kinard-Tyler in 3rd round action. Powerhouse programs Great Falls & Calhoun County are set to battle as well in what may be the most anticipated matchup in 3rd round action.

AAAA 3rd Round Girls Playoffs
Upper State

Rock Hill @ Dorman
Boiling Springs @ Spartanburg

Lower State
Sumter @ Lower Richland
Colleton County @ Goose Creek

AAA 3rd Round Girls Playoffs
Upper State

A.C. Flora @ Seneca
J.L. Mann @ Eau Claire

Lower State
North Charleston @ Timberland
Myrtle Beach @ Wilson

AA 3rd Round Girls Playoffs
Upper State

Broome @ Palmetto
Pendleton @ Keenan

Lower State
Marion @ Bishop England
Andrews @ Lee Central

A 3rd Round Girls Playoffs
Upper State

Indian Land @ Calhoun Falls
McBee @ Hunter-Kinard-Tyler

Lower State
Estill @ St. John's
C.E. Murray @ Latta will have all the latest playoff battles as teams will attempt to get to Columbia for the chance to hoist state championship trophies in the hoops world.

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