2017 December

December 29, 2017 (game 20)
Hartsville wins Pepsi Carolina Classic
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Hartsville vs. North Augusta Championship in the Pepsi Carolina Classic
John D. Russell, Morning News


December 29, 2017 (game 19)
Darlington wins Pepsi Carolina Classic main-bracket consolation final
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Darlington vs. Marion Pepsi Carolina Classic
John D. Russell, Morning News


December 29, 2017 (game 18)
West Florence boys win fourth straight over South Florence, win Pepsi Carolina Classic Consolation Bracket I crown
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
West Florence vs. South Florence Pepsi Carolina Classic
John D. Russell, Morning News


December 29, 2017 (game 17)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: Cheraw beats Lake City in Consolation Bracket II final
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Lake City vs Cheraw Pepsi Carolina Classic
John D. Russell, Morning News


December 29, 2017 (game 16)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: Trinity-Byrnes edges Hemingway in OT
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Trinity-Byrnes vs Hemingway Pepsi Carolina Classic
John D. Russell, Morning News


December 28, 2017
Hartsville, North Augusta to meet in Pepsi Carolina Classic final
John D. Russell, Hartsville Messenger


December 28, 2017 (game 15)
North Augusta pulls away from Darlington, reaches Pepsi Carolina Classic final
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Darlington vs. North Augusta Pepsi Carolina Classic Semifinal
John D. Russell, Morning News


December 28, 2017 (game 14)
Hartsville reaches Pepsi Carolina Classic final
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Hartsville vs. Marion Pepsi Carolina Classic Semifinal
John D. Russell, Morning News


December 28, 2017
South Florence, West Florence boys face off at 4 p.m. Friday in Pepsi Carolina Classic
Scott Chancey, Morning News


December 28, 2017 (game 13)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: West Florence avenges two earlier losses to Trinity-Byrnes
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
West Florence vs. Trinity-Byrnes Pepsi Carolina Classic
Megan May, Morning News


December 28, 2017 (game 12)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: South Florence beats Hemingway
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
South Florence vs. Hemingway Pepsi Carolina Classic
Megan May, Morning News


December 28, 2017 (game 11)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: Crestwood ekes past Timmonsville
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Timmonsville vs. Crestwood Pepsi Carolina Classic (gallery)
Megan May, Morning News


December 27, 2017 (game 10)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: West Florence’s bid for fourth straight title ends
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
West Florence vs. North Augusta Pepsi Carolina Classic (gallery)
Megan May, Morning News


December 27, 2017 (game 9)
Smith’s double-double leads Darlington into Pepsi Carolina Classic semifinal
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Trinity-Byrnes vs. Darlington Pepsi Carolina Classic (gallery)
Megan May, Morning News


December 27, 2017 (game 8)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: Marion stuns tournament No. 2 Hemingway
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Marion vs. Hemingway Pepsi Carolina Classic
Megan May, Morning News


December 27, 2017 (game 7)
Hartsville rolls in second half past South Florence
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
South Florence vs. Hartsville Pepsi Carolina Classic
Megan May, Morning News


December 27, 2017 (game 6)
Cheraw dominates Timmonsville in Pepsi Carolina Classic
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Cheraw vs. Timmonsville
Matthew Robinson, Morning News


December 27, 2017 (game 5)
Rose, Hailey lead Lake City past Crestwood
Scott Chancey, Weekly Observer

AND
Lake City vs Crestwood Pepsi Carolina Classic
Matthew Robinson, Morning News


December 26, 2017 (game 4)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: West Florence closes out Timmonsville
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
West Florence vs. Timmonsville Pepsi Carolina Classic
Megan May, Morning News


December 26, 2017 (game 3)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: Sparks’ free throw gives South Florence OT win
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
South Florence vs. Cheraw Pepsi Carolina Classic
Megan May, Morning News


December 26, 2017 (game 2)
PEPSI CAROLINA CLASSIC: Wednesday’s Hemingway-Marion matchup carries one very intriguing subplot
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Lake City vs. Marion Pepsi Carolina Classic
Megan May, Morning News


December 26, 2017 (game 1)
Smith’s heroics help Darlington earn 4-OT win over Crestwood
Scott Chancey, Morning News

AND
Darlington vs. Crestwood Pepsi Carolina Classic
Megan May, Morning News


December 25, 2017
Top 10 players to watch in the Pepsi Carolina Classic
Scott Chancey, Morning News


December 24, 2017
West Florence embraces underdog role in Pepsi Carolina Classic
Scott Chancey, Morning News


December 20, 2017
Area teams ready for Pepsi Classic
The News Journal

West Florence Coach Pete Ellis

West Florence Coach Pete Ellis (right) speaks at Pairings Press Conference held at the Florence Boys & Girls Club     Photo credit: Brenda Harrison

The lineup and tournament pairings for the upcoming Carolina Classic basketball tournament were announced at a press conference on Dec. 13 at the Florence Boys & Girls Club.

The 32nd Annual Pepsi-Carolina Classic, presented by McDonald’s will be held on Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 29 at West Florence High School gymnasium.

The Carolina Classic began in 1986 after the recommendation of volunteer Tony Collier and support of Boys & Girls Club executive director Rufus McDonald. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Florence generously co-sponsored the event.

Since 1987, The Pepsi Carolina Classic has been directed and organized by a committee of local volunteers and business leaders. Since the 2011 tournament, McDonald’s has assumed the Presenting Sponsorship role.

The West Florence Knights were tournament champions for 2016 and Sherron Wright Jr. of West Florence was Most Valuable Player.

The 2017 tournament features 12 teams. The pairings are:

• Tuesday, Dec. 28
Game 1 – Darlington vs. Crestwood at 2:15 p.m.
Game 2 – Lake City vs. Marion at 4 p.m.
Game 3 – South Florence vs. Cheraw at 5:45 p.m.
Game 4 – West Florence vs. Timmonsville at 7:30 p.m.

• Wednesday Dec. 27
Game 5 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 at 11:15 a.m.
Game 6 – Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 at 1 p.m.
Game 7 – Hartsville vs. winner Game 3 at 2:45 p.m.
Game 8 – Hemingway vs. Winner Game 2 at 4:30 p.m.
Game 9 – Trinity-Byrnes vs. Loser Game 10 at 6:15 p.m.
Game 10 – North Augusta vs. Winner Game 4 at 8 p.m.

• Thursday, Dec. 28
Game 11 – Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 at 12:30 p.m.
Game 12 – Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 at 2:15 p.m.
Game 13 – Loser Game 9 vs. Loser Game 10 at 4 p.m.
Game 14 – Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 at 5:45 p.m.
Game 15 – Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 at 7:30 p.m.

• Friday, Dec. 29
Game 16 – Loser Game 12 vs. Loser Game 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Game 17 – Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 at 2:15 p.m.
Game 18 – Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 13 at 4 p.m.
Game 19 – Loser Game 14 vs. Loser Game 15 at 5:45 p.m.
Championship Game – Winner game 14 vs. Winner Game 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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