It was a night of mixed results Lexington basketball on Tuesday at Orangeburg-Wilkinson.
The Wildcats boys (19-5, 9-0) blow by the host Bruins in the second half to win 81-51 and officially lock down the outright Region 5-4A championship for the second year in a row. It was Lexington 18th region win in a row dating to a loss to North Augusta in the first game of last season’s region campaign. In the opener, O-W secured the outright title with a 59-54 success, relegating the Wildcats (13-10, 7-2) to second-place and a No. 2 seed in the state playoffs.
Lexington’s boys exploded for 29 points and eight 3-pointers in the third quarter to settle the issue for good. Shaq Roland finished with a game-high 25 points, Nygel Gates scored 12 and Sam McDermott and Joby Glymph chipped in 11 points apiece. The Wildcats fired in 12 from 3-point range in the game.
In the opener, the Lexington girls trailed by as many as 20 points, but closed within three points with 20 seconds to go before the Bruins finally put it away. Erin Munn (15 points), Janae Pinckney (14) and Allison Kay (11) paced the Wildcats.
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Lexington closes out the regular season tonight at White Knoll.