High School Sports

February 7, 2013

Little drama left in 4-4A hoop race

All playoff bopys and girls playoff spots are acounted for entering Friday's final round of game. The only seeding change might come if Richland Northeast beats Spring Valley's boys.

Richland Northeast eliminated Blythewood from state playoff contention on Tuesday with a 52-47 Region 4-4A boys basketball win, setting up Friday’s region finale against archrival Spring Valley.

The Cavaliers (16-7, 5-4) got 23 points from Quiron Cooke in the win. RNE is one game behind Spring Valley (15-9, 6-3) in the race to finish in second place behind unbeaten, nationally-ranked Irmo and earn a home date in the first round of the 4A state playoff which begin on Feb. 13.

The Vikings saw their region championship hopes disappear in a 88-54 blowout loss at Irmo on Tuesday.

Otherwise, the state playoff picture is set. Irmo is the No. 1 boys seed with Ridge View at No. 4. Spring Valley’s girls are set as the No. 1 seed, followed by Ridge View, Blythewood and Irmo.

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