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Creek Bridge High School

 Creek Bridge boys preparing for conference play

By C.R. Cumbee

Staff Writer

Marion—The Creek Bridge boys’ basketball team has steadily improved during the short tenure of head coach Crasten Davis. The Warriors made the playoffs a year ago, but have struggled this winter after playing multiple 2A and 3A schools.

“Our goal isn’t to win the non-conference. The goal is to have a good showing in region play and be prepared for the playoffs. If you look at our schedule, we have a lot of playoff teams on the front end,” Davis said.

The team’s best all-around player is forward/guard T.J. Fladger, but he’s only played in one of five games this season because of injuries.

“He’s been with me ever since I got here his sophomore year. I moved him up from jayvee after Christmas so he’s been able to understand our system. We can put him all over the court to find situations where he can be successful. He’s one of those guys that plays really, really hard,” Davis said.

Other players in the starting lineup this year include senior forward Jahmel Rogers, senior wing Theron Davis, junior shooting guard Jahmier Hampton and sophomore point guard Ty’lique Dixon.

Junior guard Ron Stackhouse has been an excellent sixth man, putting up a team-high eight points per game.

“Ron has definitely improved. He’s not only leading us in scoring, but rebounding as well. He’s a very good defender and he has really led the charge with T.J. being out. He’s been a bright spot in most of our games,” Davis said.

Junior forward Montrell Sanders is another key reserve while fellow junior Earl Womack should give the Warriors added depth in the post once he is cleared by doctors from a previous football injury.

Jamal Blakney, Kobe Godfrey, Isaac Hemingway and Kheauris Cross make up the remainder of the roster.

Creek Bridge will compete in the A&J Tournament in Marion Dec. 22-23, where they open against the winner of Mullins and Lake City.

“Our identity is going to be hard-nosed defense and getting up and down the court. We really want to push the ball up ahead and try to get a lot of possessions,” Davis said.


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