High School Sports

4A Girls pregame: Spring Valley vs. Goose Creek

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Colonial Life Arena

TV: (the game will be broadcast online at www.schsl.tv)

RECORDS: Spring Valley (26-2), Goose Creek (27-1)

COACHES: Anne Long (55-3 in two seasons at Spring Valley), Tim Baldwin (95-12 in four seasons at Goose Creek)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Playing at its best, Spring Valley has every element needed for success. Shaquita Walker provides a defensive spark, averaging 4.7 steals per game. The Vikings' three-guard set gives them speed and strong outside shooting, while Xylina McDaniel leads their scoring from the post position. Goose Creek's junior leader Aleighsa Welch likely will clash with her on the boards. Welch averages 10 rebounds per game.

STARTING LINEUPS

Vikings

POS. HT. NAME PPG

G/F 5-11 Asia Dozier 15.1

G 5-4 Shaquita Walker 11.0

G 5-5 Briana Robinson 12.4

P 6-0 Savonia Bryan 5.2

P 6-1 Xylina McDaniel 17.8

Gators

POS. HT. NAME PPG

G/F 6-1 Aleighsa Welch 18.4

G/F 6-0 N'Dea Bryant 11.7

G 5-5 Deandra Wright 8.0

G 5-7 Tyshonda Hawkins 5.7

F 5-8 Ashley Field 6.4

BOTTOM LINE

The Vikings need McDaniel to win the battle for rebounds, and scoring from their reserves could put Spring Valley over the top.

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