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STEELE CREEK NEWS

Olympic Boys Basketball Team Undefeated

Olympic Trojans(December 29, 2011) The Olympic High School boys basketball team improved their record to 11-0 with a close 59-57 victory over Dorman High School of Spartanburg, SC last night.

This was Olympic's first game in the Upward Classic being held at Dorman Arena in Spartanburg. The Trojans play Lancaster High School at 8:00 this evening in the second semifinal.  West Charlotte plays Bishop O'Connell of Virginia in the first semifinal. The championship is Friday at 7:00 PM. Games are available for viewing over the Internet on the Upward Classic web site.

Olympic advanced to the top of the Charlotte Observer's Sweet 16 in early December after the previous Number 1, West Charlotte, lost to Harding. Olympic could play West Charlotte in the Upward Classic championship Friday.

Olympic's previous games include a 86-38 win over South Aiken (SC) in the championship of the Aiken County Challenge.

Scores for completed games:

South Mecklenburg - 63-49 (W)
Buford (Ga) - 63-53 (W)
Butler - 88-79 (W)
Myers Park - 78-55 (W)
Hunter Huss - 87-66 (W)
East Gaston - 78-47 (W)
at Garinger - 05-53 (W)
Silver Bluff (SC) - 61-46 (W)
Aiken (SC) - 66-48 (W)
South Aiken (SC) - 86-38 (W)
Dorman (SC) - 59-57 (W)

Olympic has 11 games remaining on its regular schedule, including a game in Norcross, GA:

  Tue, 01/03/2012 West Mecklenburg
  Fri, 01/06/2012 at Harding
  Tue, 01/10/2012 Berry Academy
  Fri, 01/13/2012 at Charlotte Catholic
  Sat, 01/21/2012 Wheeler (GA) at Hilton Invitational, Norcross, GA
  Tue, 01/24/2012 at East Gaston
  Fri, 01/27/2012 Garinger
  Tue, 01/31/2012 at West Mecklenburg
  Fri, 02/03/2012 Harding
  Tue, 02/07/2012 at Berry Academy
  Fri, 02/10/2012 Charlotte Catholic

Games typically begin at 7:30 PM following the girls games at 6:00 PM.

Post-season schedule:

Conference Tournaments: Feb. 13-17
Sectionals: Feb. 20-24
Regionals: Feb. 28 March 3
State: March 10

Olympic is led by junior Allerik Freeman, who is rated the number 9 junior prospect by ESPN, and senior Josh Smith, who has signed to play at Clemson next year.

Follow the team in the Charlotte Observer or at MaxPreps

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