Sanders leads Burke to first SC boys’ title in 31 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sophomore Adonicas Sanders finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Burke to a 61-42 victory over Fox Cree in the South Carolina Class A boys basketball championship game on Saturday.

It’s the first boys’ state title for Burke (25-4) since they won the Class 4A championship in 1984. It’s the third overall title in school history.

Fellow sophomores Sidney Robinson and Isaiah Holloway contributed 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Bulldogs.

Burke finished with 20 assists on 25 field goals and never trailed. A 7-0 run to close the first quarter gave the Bulldogs a 16-9 lead. The lead grew to as many as 21 points and was never less double digits after the opening minutes of the third quarter.

Rod Culver led Fox Creek (21-8) with 16 points and Corrin Cannon added 10. The Predators were playing in their first boys basketball state championship since opening in 2004.

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