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Palmetto Christian basketball off to good start in region play


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Mt. Pleasant – When looking at the overall records of the boys and girls basketball teams at Palmetto Christian Academy, one might see somewhat of a roller coaster ride for both squads this season.

However, the most important part of a regular season record is how a team fares in conference play. And Palmetto Christian is getting the job done in that area.

 Entering the week of January 20, the Palmetto Christian girls team was 9-8 overall but off to a 3-0 start in region play. On the boys side, the Eagles were 6-7 overall but also leading the region with a 3-0 record.

Katelyn Howard continues to be a leader for the girls team. Howard is averaging 16.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game this season. She adds 3.8 steals and nearly three assists to her tally sheet as well. In a recent win over Williamsburg Academy, Howard scored 21 points and came away with 10 steals.

Olivia Horne also scores in double figures at 11.7 points per game. Horne also leads the team in rebounding at 7.4 caroms per game and also picks up 3.8 steals per contest.

No other player is averaging in double figures from a scoring standpoint but Gracie Kammer recently scored 16 points in the win over Williamsburg Academy. Kammer is averaging 5.7 points per game for the season.

Emily Campbell adds 6.1 points per game while Reese Baker and Bailey Kaiser contribute on the boards.

The boys team has been led this season by junior forward Kendall Chakeris, the teams leading scorer and rebounder. Chakeris is averaging 16.3 points and 7.2 boards per game, adding 2.3 steals per contest.

Senior Robert Gregg is just under double figures in scoring, adding 8.3 points per game while contributing 5.4 rebounds per contest. Junior Ethan Lowther adds 7.5 points per game while junior Wyatt Shogren and junior Tyler Fragola each contribute five points per contest.

Lowther recently scored a season-high 16 points in a win over Williamsburg Academy and Shogren added 13 points.

The team’s only other senior is Regan Palmer. Other juniors include Carson Rourk and Connor Rourk. Rounding out the team are sophomores Sawyer Garner, Sully Smith and Kaden Sorenson; and freshman Jamison Howard.


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