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Kingstree Jaguars looking to keep playoff streak alive

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Staff Writer

Goose Creek – The Kingstree Jaguars have made the class AA play offs for three straight years and coming into the 2019/20 season one of the teams goals was to keep that streak alive so sitting at 3-10 overall and 2-5 in region VII AA playoff makes Friday night’s game at Latta a must win for the Jaguars if they want to keep that streak alive.

“We haven’t played up to our capabilities all year. I had high expectations this season because we returned a veteran team, but we have not come together as a team and this year we do not have that go to guy. We talk about and preach defense, but we have too many lapses,” said head coach Earl Brown Jr.

The Jaguars are allowing 61.5 points per contest which frustrates coach Brown and he tells his team defense travels. Most of the issues have been communication ones.

Offensively the Jags only average 50 points per game. They are led by senior guard N’Chez Alston, who tickles the twine to the tune of 14.3 points per game. He was name to the All region team as a junior and is a three-year starter for coach Brown. He has a shot at reaching over 800 career points.

Seniors John James and Jayden Swinton are two-year starters. James is third on the team in scoring at 8 points a night while Swinton is the team’s top rebounder.

Junior shooting guard Clinton Faulton (5-10) is second in scoring at just under 10 points per at 9.8. He is a first-year starter.

Wing players senior Lakylias Ceasar and sophomore Deon Edwards have provided solid minutes when in the game.

“We can still make a run at one of the region’s playoff spots but it has to start Friday night,” coach Brown said.

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