Michele Boykin has returned to the Bishop England girls basketball team and that will give the Bishops a “big-time” boost for the playoffs, coach Paul Runey said.
Boykin suffered a broken nose during a game on Dec. 27. She had surgery on her nose in January and, at the time, Runey said there was a 95 percent chance she wouldn’t return.
The Bishops went 28-0 last season and won their first state title with Boykin having an outstanding tournament run.
The Bishops are 16-3, including 11-0 in Region 6-AA play, heading into today’s home game against Garrett Tech.
She returned on Jan. 22 when the Bishops played North Charleston and has averaged 14.0 points in the three games since rejoining the team.
Caulder reaches 1,000
Corey Caulder, a sophomore on the Palmetto Christian Academy girls basketball team, scored her 1,000th career point in Tuesday’s 59-49 victory over Dorchester Academy.
She currently has 1,013 points going into tonight’s game against Calhoun Academy. She is completing her third year on the varsity team and has accumulated 351 rebounds, 305 assists and 245 steals.
Class AA-A wrestling
The Class AA-A Lower State Wrestling Championships (Rounds 1-4) will be held Saturday at Edisto High School.
Aynor is the No. 1 seed, Bamberg-Ehrhardt is No. 2, Batter Creek 3 and Waccamaw is No. 4.
Local teams that have qualified and their first-round opponents include Bishop England vs. Lake City, Cross vs. Lake City and St. John’s vs. Marion.
The state championship will be held Feb. 9 at Dreher High School.
St. John’s lineman Burch to N. Greenville
St. John’s defensive lineman Johnny Burch has committed to North Greenville.
He was a second-team All-Lowcountry selection and played in the North-South All-Star Football Game.
Running back Derrick Henry of Yulee, Fla., has been named the Parade Magazine National Player of the year.
The 6-3, 243-pound running back broke the national record for career rushing yards with 12,124. He broke the record of 11,232 yards set by Ken Hall of Sugar Land, Texas. Hall’s record stood for 49 years.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the Parade All-America team doesn’t include a player from South Carolina.
You can check out the team and Henry’s profile in Parade, which will be in Sunday’s edition of The Post and Courier.
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