High School Sports

Four Midlands teams advance at Midas tournament

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.

Today’s games

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