High School Sports

Vikings girls secure 4-4A championship

Spring Valley’s 19th straight win was also the final piece in the Region 4-4A girls basketball championship puzzle. The Vikings (20-1, 8-0) dropped visiting South Pointe 48-36 on Friday to make it official. Anne Long’s dynamic young team enters the final week of the conference campaign with a three-game lead with two left to play.

The Vikings did their usual first-quarter bit, jumping out to a 17-4 lead, but the Stallions from Rock Hill did not cave. Instead, SP went on a 14-2 run in the second quarter to take a 21-19 lead at the intermission. Spring Valley inched back in front, 35-33, by the end of the third quarter and eventually put it away with a 13-6 advantage in the final eight minutes.

Freshman Asia Dozier had a monster game for the Vikings, ringing up 22 points and eight rebounds. Dozier went from 9-16 from the field, including a 7-for-10 showing from two-point range.

With Xylina McDaniel out of the lineup on Friday, Savonia Bryan stepped up inside for eight points and six rebounds. Briana Robinson had a big game as well, scoring 11 points with five assists, three rebounds and two steals. Shaquita Walker had another solid all around game with six points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals.