Heathwood Hall maintained its first place standing in SCISA Region 1-3A girls basketball with a 58-49 win over host Cardinal Newman on Tuesday, even for 6-foot-2 freshman star A’ja Wilson sat out the entire second half with an ankle injury.
Wilson scored 10 points before going down, but fellow freshman Victoria Dickerson took over from there and finished with a game high 21 points for the Highlanders (15-5, 4-0). Senior Carson Lunceford and freshman Erin Ress chipped in with nine and eight points, respectively.
Molly Rainwater and Annalise Hughen scored 13 points apiece for the Cardinals, who fell to 11-7 overall.
Augusta Christian moved into second place with a 58-35 win over Ben Lippen.
SCISA Region 1-3A girls standings
Heathwood Hall 4-0, Augusta Christian 2-1, Cardinal Newman 2-2, Hammond 1-2, Ben Lippen 0-4.
In boys action, Ben Lippen (8-12 overall) scored a solid 52-40 road win at Augusta Christian. The Falcons held a tight, 24-20 lead at halftime, and put together a decisive 16-7 move in the third quarter.
Chad Burnett had a huge game for Ben Lippen, ringing up 22 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. Derek Snelgrove finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Drew Fraley contributed five points, seven boards and three assists to the cause.
SCISA Region 1-3A boys standings
Cardinal Newman 4-0, Heathwood Hall 3-1, Ben Lippen 2-2, Augusta Christian 0-3, Hammond 0-3.