Lexington’s boys and girls basketballs team opened the Region 5-4A campaign on Friday with wins over Richland Northeast. The Wildcats return to region play Tuesday at home against Aiken in the first full round of 5-4A games.
Monique Davis had 13 points and Molly VanWyk added 11 as the Lexington girls swamped RNE 48-25 in the region opener. The Lexington girls stand at 4-2 overall. Aiken, meanwhile, is off to a 5-1 start – winning five in a row after opening the season with a loss at the preseason tournament in Georgia.
The Wildcats boys rallied from an early 20-9 deficit to hand Richland Northeast a 69-62 setback in the region opener. Freshman Shaq Roland had 27 points to pace LHS and David Burns helped fueled the second-half rally by scoring 15 of his 17 points after intermission. His clutch free-throw shooting (5-for-6) down the stretch was a key factor in the win over the Cavaliers.
Lexington stands at 7-1 overall, with the lone loss coming against a traveling team from Australia.
Burns was named the offensive play of the week. William Scurry got the defensive player of the week nod, and Adrian Wigfall was tabbed the sixth man of the week. Scurry was the leading rebounder vs. RNE and took a key charge as time was winding down. Wigfall had 10 assists off the bench in a 79-42 win vs. Columbia at the start of last week.
Aiken (3-2) has won three in a row since opening the season with two preseason tournament losses under first-year coach Tony Harrell.