Panthers News · Overtime buzzer beater secures 3rd seed for the Panthers!

February 11, 2020

Carolina Forest 62      St. James 61 (OT)

It took overtime and a buzzer beating shot by junior guard Kyle Watkins to beat St. James on their senior night. Watkins scored a game high 17 points but none more critical than his final two on a play following a timeout with 4.7 seconds left. He also contributed 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and a block in the game. The Panthers also got strong offensive performances by a trio of guards (Alex Greene 14 points 3 assists, Grant Warren 9 points, Corbin Pack 9 points). The win locked the Panthers into a 3rd place finish in Region VI-AAAAA so they will travel next Wednesday to face the 2nd seeded team from Region VII-AAAAA. The winner of the Wando and James Island game on Friday will host the Panthers.

Region VI-AAAAA Final Standings                       1st Round Playoff Opponent

Conway (Region Champ) 9-1                                    vs Stratford

West Florence                     7-3                                    vs Wando / James Island

Carolina Forest                   6-4                                    at Wando / James Island

St. James                              5-5                                    at Goose Creek

South Florence                    3-7

Socastee                                0-10