Eastside’s entire lineup qualified for the Class AAAA individual state tournament last week, with 14 Eagles earning bids.
No lead on the road is safe.
That’s the lesson the Greer boys basketball team will take into the offseason after a late North Augusta rally ousted the Yellow Jackets from playoff contention last week.
The Yellow Jackets used a strong defensive effort to establish and eight point lead in the first half.
The Eagles avoided an upset last week during the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
Eastside’s Malachi Mickel scored the go-ahead points for his team with just three ticks left on the clock, giving the Eagles a 55-54 victory over South Pointe.
The ride is over for the Greer girls basketball team.
The Yellow Jackets were upset by Richland Northeast in round two of the Class AAAA state playoffs last week, ending the season with a record of 21-5.
Greer outscored the Cavaliers in ever quarter except the fourth, giving up a late 16-8 run that cost the Jackets the game.
North Greenville track and field wrapped up the indoor portion of its schedule on Sunday evening at the Conference Carolinas indoor championships. The men’s team finished with a sixth place finish while the women placed fifth among conference teams.
Willis Holliday will take over head coaching duties for the North Greenville women’s basketball program following the retirement of Jayne Arledge at the conclusion of the 2017 season.
Holiday came to Tigerville in the spring of 2016 and has served as the team’s associate head coach this season.
The Eastside wrestling team claimed its 12th state championship last week with a 59-11 win over Chapin in the Class AAAA finals.
Head coach Jack Kosmicki said his team is continuing to wrestle confidently with no sign of letting up.
The Yellow Jackets are hoping to surprise North Augusta on Wednesday during round one of the state AAAA basketball playoffs.
Greer finished third in region play behind Travelers Rest and Eastside, but head coach Greg Miller said his team is ready for a fresh start.
After locking up the region title last week, the Eastside boys basketball team will enter the state playoffs as the No. 1 seed on Wednesday.
The Eagles will take on Midland Valley in round one, with an opportunity to host the first three rounds at home.
The Lady Yellow Jackets are hot heading into the postseason, having secured a No. 1 seed and the region championship.
Greer girls basketball coach Mazzie Drummond said his girls are peaking at the right time, and expects that trend to continue in February.