Here are some of the highlights on the Midlands girls basketball scene, Dec. 10:
It wasn’t easy, but Dutch Fork remained unbeaten by holding on to beat Aiken 42-39 Friday on the road. Alaina Coates was the only Silver Fox in double-digits with 18 points. DF (6-0) opens what promises to be an interesting race for the Region 4-4A championship on Tuesday at home against Ridge View (3-0).
Kyeshia Dawkins and Alexis Jacobs shored scoring honors with 15 points apiece in A.C. Flora’s 45-31 win over Richland Northeast that upped the Falcons record to 8-1. Flora has only faltered to Irmo – dropping a bitter 39-37 decision to the Yellow Jackets in the championship game of its own preseason tournament. The Falcons travel to face Airport in the Region 5-3A opener on Tuesday.
Ironically, Airport improved to 3-0 by defeating Irmo 49-43 on Friday behind Taylor Vinson’s 31-point effort. The Eagles have one final region tune-up to go tonight at Newberry.
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Lexington remained unbeaten in the early going with a 58-16 rout of First Baptist in Charleston. Laura Beth Neal paced the 3-0 Wildcats with 13 points, Jasmine Pinckney added 11 and Erin Munn chipped in 10. Lexington finishes the road trip today at Porter-Gaud.
Lower Richland (4-2) responded to a sub-par performance in a Tuesday loss to Blythewood by downing Keenan 53-47 to complete a season sweep of the Raiders. Bea Williams and Jasmine Richardson shared scoring honors at 15 points for the Diamond Hornets, who make their Region 5-3A debut on Tuesday at Chapin.