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Darlington High School

Up and down season with young team has Falcons looking to the future

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Staff Writer

Goose Creek – Coach Anthony Heilbronn’s second season on the bench for the Darlington Falcons was a good year as his team finished 18-10/ 5-5 but his team was poised to challenge for the region championship at 3-1 when they dropped four consecutive region contest and had to scramble to get back hunt the play-off picture.

The Falcons were able to win their final region games to finish 5-5 and earn the regions number four seed where they went on the road and knocked off Brookland-Cayce 58-56 in the first round of the class AAAA play-offs.

Their season ended in round two with their third loss of the season to Marlboro County 75-54.

“We were a young team coming into the season and at times in showed on the court. The team gained experience as the year went on and I think it helped us in our win at Brookland-Cayce,” said coach Heilbronn.

Freshman point guard Orlando Hudson had his ups and downs during the year as he led the Falcons in scoring at 12.6 per game and assists at four a game. However, he also led the team in turnover. He is a player to watch and should be one of the state’s top sophomores next season.

Also averaging in double figures and back next season will be junior Tre’ Quan Scott and sophomore Qua’like Lewis. Both guards averaged over 10 points and along with Hudson made 136 threes on the year. The trio shot over 30% from behind the arc.

Two juniors Daniel Perkins and Davion Bowens who led the team in rebounding at 5.5 and 7.1 respectively. Perkins also led the team in steals at three per contest.

 “We've took some growing pains, but it helped us down the stretch and should help us in the future.” coach Herlbronn said.


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