There were no surprises and very little suspense in Region 4-4A girls basketball action on Tuesday as Spring Valley, Dutch Fork and Ridge View rolled to easy triumphs.
Spring Valley improved to 23-0 with a 71-35 rout of Blythewood (11-10, 5-6). The Vikings raced to a 21-8 lead by the end of the first period and carried a 45-15 lead into the halftime break.
Xylina McDaniel and Asia Dozier did the heavy lifting for SV. McDaniel had a double double while ringing up 24 points and 10 rebounds. The junior center also had six steals. Dozier finished with 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals. McDaniel and Dozier combined to hit 17 of 32 shots from the field.
Kierra Brown and Aaliyah Keels tallied 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Bengals and Lashonda Canty grabbed a game high 13 rebounds.
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Spring Valley is ranked No. 1 in South Carolina Class 4A, moved up to the No. 11 spot in the latest USA Today Super 25 and stands at No. 25 in the Maxpreps.com national poll.
Dutch Fork (20-2, 9-2) officially second place and a first round home game in the state playoffs with an 82-12 romp at Richland Northeast. Alaina Coates led the Silver Foxes with 27 points, Shelby Curtis fired in 24 and Donnesha Shuler scored 12.
Ridge View (13-5, 7-4) jumped on Lugoff-Elgin early and often on the way to a 66-38 win. The Blazers led 14-5 at the end of the first quarter and built the advantage to 32-12 by intermission.
Alexus Jackson had a double double for the Blazers, posting 13 points and 13 rebounds. Shanika Johnson added 12 points in support, going 5-for-7 from the field. Elizabeth Styles had a solid, all around game with seven points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Lugoff-Elgin concluded its first season in Class 4A with a 5-15 overall mark and a 2-10 region grade.
Region 4-4A girls standings
Spring Valley 11-0, Dutch Fork 9-2, Ridge View 7-4, Blythewood 5-6, Irmo 4-6, Lugoff-Elgin 2-10, Richland NE 0-10.