You could sense the pro-Red Raider crowd was a bit tense heading into the fourth quarter at Timmons Arena on the Furman University campus as Greenville was down 62-52. It was then that the Red Raiders began their comeback behind the determination of senior Anthony Breeze. Breeze, who's committed to Coastal Carolina, put the Red Raiders on his back once again and helped them stifle a strong Camden squad with 23 points. It was his play in the fourth quarter that showed the young man's true heart and will as he muscled his way inside for baskets against double and triple teams from the Bulldogs.
Camden Terran Richardson made 1 of 2 free throws with just 1.5 seconds left to send the game into overtime tied 80-80. There Breeze continued his strong play as the Raiders started to assert themselves in front of the home crowd. There was a scary moment though as Breeze appeared to reaggravate the twisted ankle that has hampered him late in the season after coming down awkwardly after scoring on a layup over Bulldog defenders. Breeze came out of the game but his replacement managed to score a key bucket although he hadn't played all night long prior to that.
Breeze lead all scorers with 23 points while Tommie Lee Hawkins added 20 and Shannon Foster 18 for the Red Raiders. Camden was lead by Terran Richardson with 26 points. Also making big contributions for the Bulldogs were Jay Council (19), Robert Council (15), Jeremy Williams (12), and Sterling Council (10).
In the end the Red Raiders defeated the Bulldogs 90-82 and will next face county foe Wade Hampton (18-8) at the Bi-Lo Center on Saturday night for the AAA Upper State championship. SCPrepNation.com will be there to bring you all the latest so stay tuned.