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Vonta Jenkins completes a pass during Blue Ridge’s win over Riverside last week.

Tigers turn around with two wins

After dropping three-straight games in the Greenville County Thanksgiving tournament, the Blue Ridge boys basketball team bounced back last week to defeat Riverside and Carolina.

Head coach Ray Riley said, with the wins, his team accomplished something it failed to do last season.

Rebels continue streak

The Byrnes boys basketball team continued its early hot streak last week, topping Laurens (78-46) and Greer (87-54) in non-conference matchups.

With the pair of victories, the Rebels are now 4-0 on the season.

Byrnes got things rolling with a 16-0 first quarter start against Laurens.

John Wooden on success

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By Mark Vasto
For The Greer Citizen

Recently we shared Vince Lombardi’s famous “What it takes to be No. 1” speech in this space. Knowing bulletin boards and locker-room walls like I do, I’m betting you have enough space up there for another guy’s take on the subject of winning: John Wooden.

Malik Archibald and the Greer boys basketball team knocked off Irmo last week during a preseason matchup. The Yellow Jackets are off to a 1-2 start this season and will play Byrnes this Thursday on the road.

Rebels top Sumter in second round

The Rebels played a complete game last Friday night on the road, and now they are one step closer to their ultimate goal of a Class I-AAAA state title.

Byrnes topped Sumter (35-14) on the road in round two, securing a berth in the Upper State championship game where they will face Dorman.

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