Four Midlands teams prevailed in the first round of the Midas Highlander Classic basketball tournament at Heathwood Hall.
Irmo was the only area girls team to survive first-round testing, defeating Charlotte Country Day 42-33 behind Sarah Green (16 points) and Brook McCants (12). The defending tournament champion Yellow Jackets square off against Wilson Hall in the semifinals today at 2 p.m. The survivor will play either Pinewood Prep or Porter-Gaud in Wednesday’s championship game at 5 p.m.
On the boys side, defending Midas champion Irmo opened with a 68-41 rout of Charlotte County Day. Jordan Roper’s 18 points led the Yellow Jackets expansive scoring parade. A total of 14 players chipped in points in the runaway win. Irmo meets Williston-Elko in one semifinal game today at 3 p.m.
In the other boys semifinal contest, host Heathwood Hall takes on Blythewood at 6:30 p.m. The Highlanders improved to 7-1 with a 51-40 win over struggling Brookland-Cayce, which dropped to 1-7. Corey Littlejohn and Mac Whalen set the tone for Heathwood Wood Hall, scoring 18 and 15 points, respectively. Jonathan Rumph tallied 16 for the Bearcats. Blythewood was a 43-37 winner over Porter-Gaud in first-round play.
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Girls Championship Bracket
Irmo vs. Wilson Hall 2:00 Athletic Center
Pinewood Prep vs. Porter-Gaud 5:00 Athletic Center Girls Consolation Bracket
Charlotte Country Day vs. Hammond 2:00 Lower Gym
Ashley Hall vs. Heathwood Hall 5:00 Lower Gym Boys Championship Bracket
Irmo vs. Williston-Elko 3:30 Athletic Center
Blythewood vs. Heathwood Hall 6:30 Athletic Center
Boys Consolation Bracket
Charlotte Country Day vs. Hammond 3:30 Lower Gym
Porter-Gaud vs. Brookland-Cayce 6:30 Lower Gym