Holmes’ 27 points lead Keenan to Class 2A championship

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Antwan Holmes scored 27 points to lead Keenan to its third state championship in the last six years with a 69-46 victory over Ridgeland-Hardeeville in the South Carolina Boys Class 2A finals Saturday.

The Raiders (21-8) also got 12 points and six assists from Tariq Simmons.

Keenan jumped to a 21-15 lead after one quarter and cruised in the second half to complete a season which started 2-5 for the Raiders and ended on a 16-game winnjng streak.

Keenan’s previous state championships came in 1975, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2010 and 2011. Coach Zach Norris has now won five state championships with the Raiders since 2000. The seven overall championships are tied for fourth most in state history.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville (26-3) was making its first championship game appearance since Hardeeville and Ridgeland merged to begin the 2011 school year.

Kevon Williams led the Jaguars with 19 points. DeVante Robinson and Treivon Anderson each had 10.