Here are some of the highlights from girls basketball play in the Midlands on Dec. 7:
Ridge View scored its third straight blowout, thumping Brookland-Cayce 74-40 in the wake of runaway wins over Sumter (87-64) and Adelphi Christian (94-34) last week. In all, 10 Blazers scored in the rout with Nakia Squire and Elizabeth Styles sharing honors with 14 points apiece. Jontay Mitchem (12) and Alexis Jackson (11) made double-digit contributions. The Blazers carry an eye-opening 88.3 scoring average into next week’s Region 4-4A opener at Dutch Fork.
It may not have been quite the upset the boys game produced, but the Heathwood Hall girls basketball team started the sweep of Pinewood Prep with a 58-51 win over the Panthers in the first game of last night’s varsity doubleheader Pinewood came into the game ranked No. 3 in SCISA Class 3A with the Highlanders at No. 4 A’ja Wilson was the top gun for the Highlanders, firing in 30 points, while Sarah Scott tallied 16.
Irmo responded to its first loss of the season on Tuesday, downing White Knoll 52-23. The Yellow Jackets, who opened the season with a 3-0, championship showing at the A.C. Flora tournament, now stand at 4-1 ... Jessica Gathers, Jemekia Wilson and Brittany Golden were the leaders vs. WK. Gathers had 13 points, six rebounds and three steals, Wilson tallied 13 points, pulled down five boards and came up with three steals and Golden scored nine points to go along with eight rebounds, six steals and four assists.
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It’s official. Richland Northeast matched its 2009-10 win total last night thanks to a 47-32 win over C.A. Johnson. The Cavaliers are off to a 4-2 start. Sherees Rose and Sharai Miller 11 paced RNE with 16 and 11 points, respectively.
Lexington improved to 2-0 in the early going with a 44-36 win at Columbia. The Wildcats opened the season with a win over archrival Irmo. Morgan Hause (14 points) and Jasmine Pinckney (11) set the tone for Lexington vs. the Capitals.
Blythewood reversed a loss to Lower Richland last week, defeating the Diamond Hornets 28-24 in the rematch at home. Kierra Brown‘s 11 points led the Bengals, who improved to 4-2. LR dropped to 3-2.
Bria Kitt scored 18 points and Haniyyah Howard contributed 14 as A.C. Flora improved to 6-1 with a 50-32 road conquest of winless Camden. The Falcons will attempt to complete a sweep of improved Richland Northeast on Friday at home.
Eau Claire’s tense 54-52 win over Dreher completed a sweep of the season series and upped the Shamrocks early record to 3-2. Senior Thaesha Lyles (19 points), junior Moniqua Davis )14) and senior Eboni Ross (12) led the EC scoring parade.