SC high school basketball semifinals

February 21, 2013 

Area teams in prep basketball playoff games this weekend:

GIRLS

CLASS 4A: DUTCH FORK VS. AIKEN

7 p.m., today, Florence Civic Center

What to watch: Perimeter shooters Sydney Shull and Ky’Aire Daniels and center Alaina Coates give the Silver Foxes a chance to repeat.

CLASS 3A: LOWER RICHLAND VS. WREN

5 p.m., Saturday, Bi-Lo Center

What to watch: Undefeated LR averages 58 points and 31 rebounds per game, led by Breshay Johnson.

CLASS 2A: KEENAN VS. ABBEVILLE

2 p.m., Saturday, Bi-Lo Center

What to watch: Abbeville will need a tough defense to get past the Raiders (15-6), who average 46 points per game behind guard Keira Robinson.

BOYS

CLASS 4A: IRMO VS HILLCREST

8:30 p.m., today, Bi-Lo Center

What to watch: Irmo (27-0) is led by Justin McKie and Detrek Browning. Hillcrest has not lost since December.

CLASS 2A: KEENAN VS. NEWBERRY

3:30 p.m., Saturday, Bi-Lo Center

What to watch: Marcus Edmond, Eric Hopkins and Jaquan Allen lead the Raiders (22-5). Newberry averages 80 points per game.

SCISA

GIRLS

HAMMOND VS. PINEWOOD PREP

3:30 p.m., today, Sumter Civic Center

What to watch: Hammond (16-6) is seeking its first title in 20 years. Pinewood Prep (20-4) returns four starters off last season’s champs.

HEATHWOOD HALL VS. NORTHWOOD ACADEMY

6:30 p.m., today, Sumter Civic Center

What to watch: Heathwood Hall (19-7) is led by A’ja Wilson (28.4 ppg). Northwood (26-4) has Amber Campbell (31.6 ppg).

BOYS

CARDINAL NEWMAN VS. PORTER-GAUD

5 p.m., today, Sumter Civic Center

What to watch: Austin Ajukwa (19.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg) leads the Cards (16-10). K.J. James, a 6-5 guard, leads the Cyclones.

HAMMOND VS. AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN

8 p.m., today, Sumter Civic Center

What to watch: Hammond (21-4) swept Augusta in the regular season. The Skyhawks are led by Seventh Woods and Xavier McDaniel.

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