Sun Valley boys repeat as SCC tourney champs

Ratliff leads Spartans to easy win in title game
Feb. 23, 2013 @ 01:13 AM

Sun Valley's boys left no doubt in the finals, dominanting Anson County 70-43 to win the Southern Carolina Conference tournament on their home court Friday.
The Spartans have now won six straight to improve to 17-8 on the season.
Sun Valley senior forward Kendall Ratliff scored 12 of his team's 17 points in the first half, helping his team take a 35-19 lead into the break.
Sun Valley also got a big game from senior point guard Kevin Saxton, who finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. Sophomore forward Hakeem Polk added 10 points and eight boards for SV.
BJ Tyson led Anson County (12-13) with 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals, while Will Smith scored 11 and Stephen Minter contributed 14 rebounds and seven points.
Leading 8-5, Sun Valley pulled away with a 9-2 run to end the first quarter.
Anson never got closer than 15 points in the second half.
The Spartans will be at home in the first round of the 4A playoffs on Monday, while Anson will travel in the 3A bracket.

 

 

Sun Valley boys 70, Anson 43
 
Anson (12-13)
BJ Tyson 6 2-3 15, William Smith 4 0-0 11, Stephen Minter 3 1-4 7, Darren Murray 1 1-2 4, Devonta Teal 3 0-0 6, J'Main Harris 0 0-0 0, Jaquailin Roberson 0 0-0 0, Terrill Tillman 0 0-0 0, Ray Davis  0 0-0 0, Alphonzia Hill 0 0-0 0, Triston Starling 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 4-11 43. 
 
Sun Valley (17-8)
Kendall Ratliff 5 7-13 17, Hakeem Polk 5 2-6 10, Kevin Saxton 5 1-1 11, Isaiah Blanchett 3 0-0 6, Jacquez Johnson 4 1-3 9, Daquan Moody 2 2-2 7, Tony Williams 2 0-0 4, Ty Thompson 0 2-2 2, Malcolm Cumberbatch 1 0-0 2, Jimmy Hudgens 0 0-0 0, Justin Miller 0 0-0 0, Ty Perry 0 0-0 0, Justin Miller 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 15-27 70.
 
 
Anson         7     12   16    8 - 43
Sun Valley 18     17   17   18 - 70
 
3-pointers: A 5 (Smith 3); SV 1 (Moody). Rebounds: A 30 (Minter 14, Tyson 10); SV 39 (Polk 8, Saxton 8). Assists: A 7 (Tyson 6); SV 13 (Saxton 6). Steals: A 5 (Tyson 4); SV 7 (Saxton 4). Blocks: A 4 (Minter 2); SV 5 (Blancheett 3)