South Side completes league resurgence, captures SAC Holiday Tournament title

South Side defeated Carroll 83-74 to win the 2017 SAC Holiday Tournament. (Photo by Dan Vance of
Sisters Taniece and Alaya Chapman celebrate after South Side defeated Carroll on Saturday to claim the school's sixth girls SAC Holiday Tournament title. (Photo by Dan Vance of
South Side senior Taniece Chapman cuts down a piece of the net following the Archer's win over Carroll in the SAC Holiday Tournament title game on Saturday. (Photo by Dan Vance of
South Side senior Shamari Tyson brings the ball up during Saturday's game. (Photo by Dan Vance of
South Side's Shamari Jackson (5) battles for possession with Carroll's Alyssa Kimes during Saturday's title game. (Photo by Dan Vance of
Carroll's Laney Steckler defends South Side's Jaci Jones during Saturday's SAC Holiday Tournament championship game. Steckler ended with a team high 23 points. (Photo by Dan Vance of

Taniece Chapman had 28 points and 16 rebounds and fellow senior Shamari Tyson added 22 points as South Side beat Carroll 83-74 on Saturday to win the SAC Holiday Tournament.

Two years ago, the Archers were handed a 60-point loss by Homestead in the championship game. That lopsided defeat was on the mind of some of South’s players entering this year.

“That was embarrassing,” said Chapman about the 100-40 setback against the Spartans in 2015. “But we used it as fuel.”

South Side (15-0) jumped out to a comfortable lead, but Carroll did not go away. The Chargers got to within two in the third quarter and trailed by as little as five midway through the fourth quarter, but each Carroll push was answered by an Archers counter.

Laney Steckler led the Chargers (10-5) with 23 points, with Kelli Damman added 14.

South Side’s title is the sixth in program history and first since 2013.