Pepsi Carolina Classic high school basketball tournament
Thousands of high school basketball fans turned out Dec. 26-28 to take in all the action in the 35th annual Pepsi Carolina Classic at the Florence Center. North Augusta walked away with the championship trophy in the three-day tournament, defeating Lee Central 54-42 in the classic. The Yellow Jackets defeated West Florence and South Florence in advancing to the title game. South Florence defeated Marion 68-65 in the third place game, Darlington topped West Florence 63-41 in the fifth place game and Hartsville downed Wilson 38-36 in overtime to win the seventh place consolation game. At left, Tre’Quan Scott (23) of Darlington drives to the basket against Marion in the first round. At center, Wilson Head coach Derrick McQueen talks strategy with his players during a time out. At right, South Florence’s Justice Jackson (0) powers his way through defenders on his way to a layup.