Rams going to area final

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 10, 2008

Staff Report

YORK – It will be Francis Marion and Greensboro in a title bout this week.

The Rams advanced to the finals of the 3A Area 5 tournament with a 63-61 overtime win over Choctaw County Friday night.

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“We played a real good game,” Francis Marion coach Woodie Jackson said. “In the third quarter, we fell behind by 12. We scratched our way back into it, regained the lead and it was a nip and tuck ball game at the end.”

The game was tied at 55 at the end of regulation.

Rams point guard Ken Arrington led the team with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Kenneth Tabb scored 12 points, Deadrian Williams had 11 points and six rebounds and Cameron Essex had nine points and five rebounds.

Demetrius Goodwin led Choctaw County with 16 points, and Terrell Ruffin had 12. Both Darrell Smoott and Sherman Presswood had 11.

The Rams will play Greensboro at 7:30 p.m. on Monday for the area championship.