Blue Flame fall to North Augusta in round three

By Bru Nimmons
Sports Editor

PICKENS — After a second-round romp of Riverside, the Pickens High School girls’ basketball team felt pretty confident in its abilities heading into a third-round game against top-ranked North Augusta.

However, the Yellow Jackets showed they were No. 1 for a reason as they overpowered Pickens in a 49-25 season-ending loss for the Blue Flame.

“They were very well coached,” Pickens head coach Rikki Owens said of North Augusta. “They’re used to being here this late in the playoffs and they were just such a

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