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Homeless in Spartanburg continue to recover from tornado

Feb. 17, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, N.C. (AP) — Robert Bunkley feared for his life when winds from a tornado ripped through a homeless encampment where he had been living for the past six months in Spartanburg. He said the morning of Feb. 6 seemed like a normal day until the storm struck. “I was just minding my own...

Dotson's double-double sends W. Carolina past Wofford

Feb. 15, 2020 9:53 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carlos Dotson scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and Mason Faulkner scored 23 with seven rebounds and six assists and Western Carolina beat Wofford 80-74 on Saturday. The Catamounts (16-9, 8-6 Southern Conference) ended a two-game skid while Wofford (16-11, 8-6) now has dropped...

Dimitrijevic scores 17 to carry Mercer past Wofford 70-68

Feb. 12, 2020 9:26 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Djordje Dimitrijevic posted 17 points and seven assists as Mercer edged past Wofford 70-68 on Wednesday night. Maciej Bender had 18 points and nine rebounds for Mercer (13-13, 7-6 Southern Conference). Jeff Gary added 11 points. Ethan Stair had 11 points and seven rebounds. Chevez...

Mozone leads USC Upstate past Charleston Southern 66-52

Feb. 10, 2020 9:20 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Bryson Mozone had 14 points and 14 rebounds to lift South Carolina Upstate to a 66-52 win over Charleston Southern on Monday night. Mozone hit 4 of 6 3-pointers to help USC Upstate get its second victory in the 10-game series. Nevin Zink had 13 points and 11 rebounds for USC...

Ryan, Commander power Chattanooga past Wofford 84-77

Feb. 8, 2020 9:59 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Matt Ryan had 25 points, Maurice Commander added 22, and the two combined to score Chattanooga's last 19 points as the Mocs defeated Wofford 84-77 on Saturday night. The 19-point run of Ryan and Commander began with a pair of free throws from Commander that gave the Mocs a 67-66...

Cornwall leads Gardner-Webb over SC-Upstate 88-57

Feb. 8, 2020 7:46 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Jaheam Cornwall had 21 points as Gardner-Webb rolled past South Carolina Upstate 88-57 on Saturday. Nate Johnson had 17 points and six rebounds for Gardner-Webb (9-14, 5-6 Big South Conference). Eric Jamison Jr. added 16 points. Justin Jenkins had 12 points. The Spartans' 29.5...

Woman accused of murder in husband's shooting death

Feb. 3, 2020 5:32 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of her husband was expected in court Monday. Jasper Bernard Brian, 62, was found with a gunshot wound Sunday afternoon at a home near the Roebuck community in Spartanburg County, sheriff's office Master Deputy...

South Carolina teacher breaks down barriers for students

Feb. 2, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — As Alejandro Victoria stood at the front of his classroom of ninth grade Spanish students at Byrnes Freshman Academy, it was easy to see why he was recently named one of the 10 best teachers in the Upstate. The class was lively and fast-paced, and Victoria engaged with each of the...

Wofford wins its 8th straight home game, tops Samford 80-56

Feb. 1, 2020 9:42 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chevez Goodwin had 16 points and 10 rebounds to carry Wofford to an 80-56 win over Samford on Saturday night, the Terriers' eighth straight home victory. Isaiah Bigelow had 14 points and eight rebounds for Wofford (15-8, 7-3 Southern Conference). Messiah Jones added 13 points and...

Bruner scores 30 as USC Upstate catches fire in 2nd half

Feb. 1, 2020 8:15 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Tommy Bruner scored a season-high 30 points as South Carolina Upstate used a 31-point swing after halftime to beat Campbell 91-74 on Saturday night and win a third straight. Bryson Mozone added 13 points for South Carolina Upstate (10-13, 5-5 Big South Conference). Nevin Zink added...