Gadson named to All-Tournament Team

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Colleton County High School Cougar Basketball senior Stephan Gadson was named to the Modie Risher Classic All-Tournament team after recording 62 points across three games. The Cougars went 1-2 in the event, falling to Hedgeville (West Virginia) 60-49 and Central Bucks West (Doylestown, Pa.) 48-40. They earned a 68-36 win in the consolation game against Swansea High School. Against Swansea, the Cougars were led on the boards by Gadson with 23 points. Jermaine Parker and Alex Sherrill both added 11 points. Other scoring included Alston Sherrill 7, Jeremiah Monroe 5, Temaj Butler 4, Jahlil Ellison 4 and Evan Wright 3. Swansea was led by Savage with 11 points. “The Modie Risher Tournament is always a great opportunity for us to compete against good competition,” said Coach Matthew Mullins. “We got to play against a team from West Virginia Friday, Pennsylvania Saturday, and an in-state team today. In our early games, I think turnovers were the story of the game. We guarded well in the half-court, but they were able to take advantage of turnovers and it was tough for us to comeback. “In the consolation game, I think we cranked up our defense and we were the ones taking advantage of turnovers,” said Mullins. “Jermaine Parker was much more aggressive offensively, which something we have been working on with him, but I thought it was a good team effort. Gadson being named to the All-Tournament team was well deserved. He has been having a solid senior season and deserves some recognition.” The Cougars continued their winning ways Friday Jan. 3 in a 78-38 win over Military Magnet on the road. Alex Sherrill scored 36 points for Colleton County. Other scoring included Antwan Griffin 8, Gadson 8, Jermaine Parker 7, Alston Sherrill 6, Buckner 4, Deshaun Blocker 4 and Ellison 2. Military Magnet was led by Spillers with 14 points “In our last two games, we have seen much better team defense, which has led to more scoring in transition,” said Mullins. “I think that’s a key for us to be successful. When we get after it and guard hard for four-quarters, we are a different team. If we can accept that as our identity and commit to it each day, whether it be a practice or a big game, we’ll continue to improve.” Colleton County (5-7) was scheduled to travel to Swansea Tuesday Jan. 7 for a non-conference game before hosting First Baptist Friday evening.

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