Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Burke County runs over Evans; rising sophomore Chambers shows promise

Burke County's Deontae Carter scored the final 6 points Monday in the Bears' 61-53 summer league win over Evans. Carter's spurt stopped a late run by the Knights that cut the deficit to 55-47, the closest Evans had been since early in the first half. Carter and fellow senior Zayveon Williams, returners from last season's state tournament team, controlled the game throughout the first game of summer league action at Butler.

The convincing win overshadowed an impressive performance by Evans's rising sophomore Christian Chambers, who scored 21 points in the loss. The 6'2" guard with a sweet shooting stroke showed he is likely to be a significant contributor when he joins the varsity team full time this season.

Chambers was last featured at AugBball in 2015 as an eight grader at Columbia Middle School when he scorched Grovetown Middle for 33 points in 24 minutes to give the Raiders a share of the Columbia County championship.

Flash back to Chambers's big scoring night at this link.

Burke County will be back at Butler Monday to play Warren County, which lost to Lakeside yesterday. Evans takes on Glenn Hills Wednesday at 4:00. The Spartans fell in overtime 48-47 Monday against region rival Laney.

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