Lower Richland’s girls basketball teams secured the No. 1 state playoff seed in Region 4-3A girls basketball with a blow-out win against Chapin on Tuesday at the Diamond Mine.
The undefeated Diamond Hornets (19-0, 8-0) got off to a sluggish start, but went on a 25-5 binge in the third quarter to win going away, 52-16. As usual, balance was the Lower Richland calling card. Dayonshe’ Mitchell was the nominal scoring leader with 11 points, but the senior guard had plenty of help from Breshay Johnson (9 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals), Cailah Hicklin (9 points) and Dejah Williford (8 points).
Debbie Stroman’s team needs one more win to officially bag the outright championship.
The LR boys (14-8, 8-0), meanwhile, did not clinch but stayed firmly in command in the region title race with a 74-39 win over the Eagles. The Diamond Hornets need a win over A.C. Flora Friday on the road to secure the region’s top playoff seed, and the outright region championship.
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behind Brandon Stroman (19 points), Marcus Edmond (17), Alonzo Gibson (13) and Cedric Davis (11) led the way against Chapin.