Dorman defeated Daniel 68-57 in the championship game on Dec. 31.
“I thought the tournament went really well,” said Chesterfield head coach Nelson Hendrick. “Dorman isn’t a strong 4A team. Dorman is predicted to win their region in 4A, which is a tough region. “
Chesterfield, the host team for the tournament, turned in a fourth place finish during the tournament. On the first day, Chesterfield defeated York 72-69 before falling to Darlington and Dorman.
Hendrick says that he was pleased with the Rams performance in the first game.
“I thought we played our best game of the year against York the first day,” Hendrick said. “We just had trouble scoring the next two nights against Darlington and Daniel.”
The Central Eagles finished the tournament in fifth place. After falling to Darlington 72-68 in overtime on the first day of the tournament, the Eagles bounced back and defeated Buford and York.
Eagles’ head coach Master Sgt. William Kelty says that he expected a little more from his team during the tournament.
“I was slightly disappointed with the finish in the tournament,” Kelty said. “We didn’t shoot free throws well and we didn’t take care of the ball. After the first game, we played better though.”
Cheraw picked up a 68-58 win over Buford on the final day of the tournament to claim seventh place. Cheraw guard Mark Harris was one of the bright spots for the Braves during the tournament, earning him all-tournament team honors.
Joining Harris and representing Chesterfield County on the all-tournament team were Chesterfield’s Rontavious Rivers and Central’s Justice Cunningham.
In the slam-dunk contest, Central’s Kegan Funderburk took home the crown. Funderburk earned high scores on both of his dunks to win the competition.
Day 2 Results- Dec. 30
Buford 34, Central 50
Cheraw 60, York 72
Daniel 74, Darlington 55
Dorman 46, Chesterfield 38
Day 3 Results- Dec. 31
Buford 58, Cheraw 68
York 71, Central 76
Darlington 56, Chesterfield 47
Daniel 59, Dorman 68