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Roundup: Scotland men’s basketball eliminated in 1st round by South Central | Laurinburg Exchange



WINTERVILLE — The 28th-seeded Scotland men’s basketball team was eliminated in the first round of the 3A state playoffs Tuesday night after falling to the No. 5 South Central Falcons 76-54.

It’s the second year in a row Scotland has lost in the first round.

Scotland led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter, but at halftime, the Scots trailed 25-21 after Jaiquez Caldwell, Dylan Lampley and Johnathon Graham picked up three fouls each in the first half; South Central outscored Scotland 25-12 in the third to take a 50-33 lead into the fourth.

Caldwell finished with 21 points and 17 rebounds for Scotland; Jerrison Dixon had 10 points with four rebounds and Lampley scored 10 points with three rebounds.

South Central moves to 21-3 with the victory and will host No. 12 White Oak in the second round Friday night.

Scotland’s season ends with a 9-17 record and a 4-9 mark in Sandhills Athletic Conference play.

Lady Scots soccer wins against Whiteville in opener

The Scotland women’s soccer team started its season with a 4-2 nonconference road win Tuesday night against the Whiteville Wolfpack.

Emma Clark scored three goals on five shots for Scotland (1-0); Joana Venancia-Flores had one goal and two assists and Karli Jacquez had one assist.

Whiteville falls to 0-1 with the loss.

Scotland plays Purnell Swett in Pembroke on Friday.

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