High School Sports

B-C, Airport girls battle for top spot in 5-3A

Something has to give at the top of the Region 5-3A girls basketball standings when Brookland-Cayce travels to face archrival Airport on Friday.

The visiting Bearcats and host Eagles currently share first place with 3-0 conference records.

B-C got off to a brutal 2-9 start this season against a parade of tough non-region foes, including two games at Spring Valley and Chapin. But the youthful Bearcats have turned the corner in region play. Balance has been the B-C trademark in conference action so far. Sophomore Asia Benn is the nominal region scoring leader at 13.7 ppg, followed closely by freshman Taylor Vinson (13.3) and senior Shanique Brown (13.0). Seniors Corteastia Taylor and Marquita Wilson have also been key contributors.

Like B-C, Airport struggled against top competition in the non-region phase of the campaign. The Eagles entered 5-3A play stuck in a five-game losing slide. Jessica Ellison is averaging 17.7 points per region game.

Region 5-3A girls standings

Airport 3-0; Brookland-Cayce 3-0; Dreher 2-1; Swansea 1-3; South Aiken 1-3; Midland Valley 0-3.