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Palmetto Christian High School
Mt. Pleasant

Palmetto Christian girls win region title

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Mt. Pleasant – With two key players returning next year, the future looks good for the Palmetto Christian Academy girls basketball team.

The Eagles had a great season in 2019-20, winning the region championship with a perfect 10-0 record and posting a 19-9 record overall.

This year’s team was paced by juniors Katelyn Howard and Olivia Horne. Howard led the team in scoring at 15.8 points per game, reaching her 1,000th career point as well. She also averaged 4.9 rebounds, 4.4 steals and three assists per game.

Horne added 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. She added 4.2 steals and 2.5 assists per contest as well.

Two key contributing seniors this season included Emily Campbell and Gracie Kammer. Campbell averaged nearly seven points and four rebounds per game while Kammer scored nearly seven points with 2.3 steals per game.

Palmetto Christian’s boys team also made the SCISA state tournament, finishing with a region record of 8-2, good for second-place. The Eagles posted an overall record of 11-11.

Like the girls team, the boys team should return a good group next year as several underclassmen were key contributors this season.

Junior Kendall Chakeris led the team in scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 14.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.

Senior Robert Gregg added 10 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while junior Ethan Lowther averaged nearly eight points per game.

Sophomores Sully Smith and Sawyer Garner each averaged better than four points per game. Juniors Connor Rourk, Tyler Fragola and Wyatt Shogren also averaged better than four points per game on the season.

The spring sports season is underway at Palmetto Christian. In baseball, the Eagles are a very young team this season with one senior – Noah Malone.

 Juniors on the roster include Carson Rourk, Adam Kasian, Cooper Garner, Tyler Fragola, and Ben Fateaux.

The lone sophomore is Sawyer Garner. Rounding out the roster are freshmen Grant Blackwell, James Blair, Parker Bradford and Owen Everson.

Other spring sports to keep track off include boys and girls soccer, boys golf, boys tennis and the highly successful track and field program. The girls team is the defending state champion in SCISA class AA.

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