The SCISA Class 3A state basketball tournament shifts to the Sumter Civic Center, beginning with today’s girls quarterfinal games. The four 3A boys games are on tap Wednesday.
The Heathwood Hall girls square off against Wilson Hall tonight at 8 p.m. The 19-5 Highlanders swept the Barons during the regular season. In the most recent confrontation, Heathwood escaped with a 46-45 decision.
A’ja Wilson led the Highlanders in scoring (21.5 ppg), rebounding (15.6 rpg), assists (3.0 apg) and is shooting 52.3% from the field. Otherwise, Victoria Dickerson is averaging 8.6 points a game, Sarah Scott is at 6.7 ppg and Erin Ress is at 5.0 ppg. Scott is second in rebounding (6.7 rpg) and Ress is second in assists (1.96).
On Wednesday, Heathwood Hall (20-6) takes Hilton Head Prep (18-8) at 6 p.m. followed by Cardinal Newman (26-3) vs. Wilson Hall (19-6).
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Heathwood Hall, which drew a first-round bye on Saturday, is looking to get back to get back the finals for another title shot. The Highlanders fell to imperious Pinewood Prep in the championship game last year.
Top-ranked Cardinal Newman breezed by Northwood Academy on Saturday, 78-60. The Cardinals built a 47-21 halftime lead and were on cruise control after the break. Colburn Gatling and Matt Erdman paced the Cardinals with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Claude Lathan, who recently scored the 1,500th points of his career, is the Wilson Hall leader.