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Men’s Basketball Division 1 Region 10/Atlantic District Tournament Championship

Published: March 5, 2022

Final Score

Caldwell 68 USC-Salkehatchie 66

Score by Halves

Team1st Half2nd HalfFinal
USC-Salkehatchie333366
CCC&TI Cobras353368

Box Score

Caldwell    Brunswick 
PlayerPoints   PlayerPoints
Caleb Mauldin16   Derrick Sinkler, Jr.20
Josh Dupree13   Kailee White12
Shawn Nelson12   Trevur Smalls11
Isaiah Pruett9   Tre’von Spillers8
RJ Black6   Stephan Gadson6
Charles Bryson5   Lee Langstaff II5
Toyaz Solomon5  Kharye Cayne4
Amarie Elijah-Kirby2    

Game Recap:

Records: Records: Caldwell 25-7, USC-Salkehatchie 19-13.

Caldwell: 2022 Region 10 Division Regular Season Co-Champions and Region 10/Atlantic District Tournament Champions (first in school history at division one).

Cobras earn an automatic bid to the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Division One Tournament, March 14-19, held in the historic Hutchinson Sports Arena in Hutchinson, KS. 24 teams compete for the national title. Tickets are available online at njcaa.org/tickets.

Cobra Men's Basketball Championship team

The CCC&TI Cobras Men’s Basketball team celebrates its tournament championship.

Game Notes: Caldwell’s largest lead was five points; 38-33 with 18:31 remaining in the second half. USC-Salk’s largest lead was three points, several times during the game. USC-Salk’s last lead in the came at 59-57 with 7:20 remaining on a basket by Trevur Smalls. RJ Black’s three-pointer with 6:52 remaining gave Caldwell a 60-59 lead. Caleb Mauldin would break the final tie of the game on a putback with 4;30 remaining, giving Caldwell a 63-61 advantage. Josh Dupree’s basket with 3:37 to go would make it a two possession game at 65-61. USC-Salk would close a three-point deficit to one point at 66-65 when Lee Langstaff Jr. hit two free-throws with 53.9 seconds remaining. One their next possession, Caldwell’s Shawn Nelson would hit a left side baseline jumper to give Caldwell a 68-65 advantage. USC-Salk missed on their next possession, fouled, and sent Caldwell to the line for a one-and-one with 26.3 seconds remaining. Caldwell would miss the shot giving USC-Salk the ball. Kailee White was fouled on a three-point attempt with 0.8 seconds remaining. White would miss the first free throw but make the second to cut the lead to 68-66. After a timeout, White intentionally missed the shot, Caldwell’s Toyaz Solomon secured the rebound to give Caldwell the victory. Mauldin scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half.

The NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Selection Shows will take place on Sunday, March 6 at 6:30PM ET.

CCC&TI forward Caleb Mauldin (32) drives to the basket.

CCC&TI forward Caleb Mauldin (32) drives to the basket.

CCC&TI guard Shawn Nelson (5) drives to the basket with a reverse layup.

CCC&TI guard Shawn Nelson (5) drives to the basket with a reverse layup.

CCC&TI guard Isaiah Pruett (12) lobs a pass to Toyaz Solomon (0), who finished with a slam dunk.

CCC&TI guard Isaiah Pruett (12) lobs a pass to Toyaz Solomon (0), who finished with a slam dunk.