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Dylan Jenkins is State champion again, Girls Basketball has solid year

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Goose Creek – The Buford Yellow Jackets started the 2019-2020 wrestling season ranked 13th in the AA/A pre-season wrestling poll and the final SCMAT.com poll that came out in February they ended the year at 13th. They also finished in 13th place at the AA/A individual meet. It was also the second consecutive year they did not make the play-offs; however, Dylan Jenkins gave Yellow Jacket Wrestling Nation something to shout about.

Jenkins, just a junior, beat rival senior Zach Roberts of North Central 2-1 to capture the gold medal at 120 lbs at the class AA/A state meet. Jenkins was injured last season as a sophomore after placing second at 106 lbs in 2018. He started the year ranked second at 113 by SCMAT.com.

While Jenkins was the only Yellow Jacket to place at the AA/A state meet. They did have three other wrestlers that placed third at the upper state meet in Max Robinson at 126 lbs, Justin Pardue at 220 lbs and Tucker Seller at 285 lbs.

The Buford Lady Yellow Jackets entered the 2019/2020 season with high expectations with five seniors returning from last year’s 18-4 team. While they did go 7-4 in region play and earn the third seed from region IV AA, they fell in the first round of the class AA play-offs at Silver Bluff 65-48. They led at half time 31-30 but they only scored 17 second half points.

“We expected to go much deeper in the play offs, but we did not play well in the second half against Silver Bluff,” said head coach Susan Scott.

The Lady Jackets were led by senior forward Paige Davis. She led the team on scoring at 9.3 points per game, rebounding with five a night and she had a team high 26 blocks. She also shot 54% from the field.

Senior guard Sophie Ribelin finished second in scoring at 7.5 points per game while leading the Lady Yellow Jackets in thefts averaging 3.3 a contest.

Ann Beth Allen was second on the team ion rebounding at 4.7 and Sydney Rabon chipped in with 4.6 points per game and snagging 3.8 boards

Forward Catherine Snuffer is the teams other senior and will be missed next season.

The Lady Yellow Jackets will return 7 players with several seeing plenty of action this season they will be led by sophomore Avery Plyer. She led the team in assist at 3.5 a game while scoring 7.1 points per contest. She was second on in both rebounding and steals.

 

 

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