Dutch Fork’s girls tuned up for the looming confrontation with Spring Valley by whipping Lugoff-Elgin 86-42 on Friday. The second-ranked Silver Foxes visit No. 1 Spring Valley on Tuesday with the Region 4-4A championship on the line.
DF (18-3, 8-1) had another efficient offensive performance against the Demons. Donnesha Shuler (20 points), Sydney Shull (16), Alaina Coates (16) and Shelby Curtis (12) all made double-digit contributions. Aneka Dixon had 16 points for L-E (4-12, 2-7).
The Richland Northeast and Irmo boys also kept pace, setting up Tuesday’s championship showdown at Tim Whipple Court. Third-ranked RNE (16-4, 7-1) edged Ridge View 47-45 behind Travis Hammonds (15 points), Mike Murphy (10) and Quinn Martin (9). Top-ranked Irmo (20-2, 9-0) breezed by Blythewood 67-33 for its ninth win in a row. Justin McKie and Detrek Browning led the Yellow Jackets with 12 points each.
In other girls games, Ridge View beat RNE 55-32 and Blythewood topped Irmo 47-43. Ridge View (17-4, 6-3) had 11 players get into the scoring act with Nikia Squire as the nominal scoring leader with 10 points. Sydney Reed tallied a game-high 12 points for the Cavaliers (3-17, 0-8). Kierra Brown, Jamila Minor and Aaliyah Keels all scored10 points for Blythewood (13-7, 4-4). Brittany Golden had 12 points for Irmo (11-10, 2-7).