HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL - Dutch Fork hands Lexington boys 1st region loss.
A 9-game winning streak in Region 5-5A dating back to last season ended Tuesday in Irmo for the Lexington boys’ basketball team.
The Wildcats were defeated 45-38 by 7th ranked Dutch Fork. Jarvis Green had a game-high 21 points and Henry Jones scored 7 of his 11 points in the 4th quarter as the Silver Foxes ended the game on a 9-2 run.
A 9-0 run to end the 1st quarter helped Dutch Fork take a 16-6 advantage. Its offense was cold in the 2nd quarter as Lexington outscored the Silver Foxes 15-3 and used a 14-1 run to end the 1st half and take a 21-19 advantage.
Cameron Scott sparked the offense with 12 of his team-high 18 points.
The Wildcats extended their lead to 31-23 with 3:46 left in the 3rd quarter. The Silver Foxes responded with 8 straight points to end the 3rd quarter, 6 coming on a pair of 3 pointers by Green.
The 4th quarter turned into a free-throw shooting contest as both teams were in the penalty. Leading 38-36, Jones connected on a 3-pointer with 1:20 left and Dutch Fork hit 4 free throws to put the game out of reach.
Dutch Fork (13-5, 2-1) heads to archrival Irmo, while Lexington (11-8, 1-1) plays host to Chapin.
Irmo 64, Lugoff-Elgin 48
C.J. Washington scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Juice Keitt had 13 points and Khari Felder finished with 10 points to lead the 4th ranked Yellow Jackets.
Irmo (15-3, 3-0) plays host to archrival Dutch Fork Friday.
Gilbert 53, Strom Thurmond 50
Dylan Rye scored 13 points, including the game-high as time expired, and Ty Walker added 10 as the Indinas picked up their first victory of the season.
River Bluff 71, Chapin 52
Myles Jenkins scored 26 points and Taejon Myers added 12 as the 8th ranked Gators (14-5, 1-1) picked up their first region win.
Maddux Harrell led the Eagles (11-9, 1-2) with 14 points and Henry Haigler added 12.
Cardinal Newman 71, White Knoll 57
Jalen Jennings scored 14 points and Mason Rumph finished with 10 for the Timberwolves.
Swansea 53, Pelion 29
M.J. Reed had 11 points to lead the Tigers.
Midland Valley 67, Brookland-Cayce 61 (OT)
Aiken 85, Airport 39
Gray Collegiate 70, Calhoun County 37
Irmo 60, Lugoff-Elgin 20
One more win to join the 400 career victory club for Monica Williams.
The longtime Lady Yellow Jackets’ head coach earned career win 399 in a 1st place matchup in Region 4-5A. Ehrial Wagstaff scored 11 points and had 9 steals and Nina Johnson and Kennedi Whaley each had 8 points for Irmo (14-3, 3-0).
Williams will look to reach the milestone Friday at home against in-town rival Dutch Fork.
Lexington 52, Dutch Fork 41
Alexis Sexton scored 15 points and Jenna Yannity added 8 as the Lady Wildcats evened their mark in Region 5-5A.
Maia Brown led the Lady Silver Foxes (7-9, 1-2) with 11 points and Wareanna Butler finished with 8.
Lexington (9-8, 1-1) plays host to Chapin Friday.
River Bluff 73, Chapin 21
The Lady Gators kept pace with White Knoll for 1st place in Region 5-5A heading into their Friday showdown in The Swamp.
Japonica Wilson scored a game-high 32 points for River Bluff, which improved to 11-7 overall, 2-0 in the region. Reagan Rozier had 11 points and Samira Khalil finished with 10 in the win.
Mikayla Marie Gallagher led the Lady Eagles with 12 points.
Cardinal Newman 75, White Knoll 50
McKenzie Evans scored 12 points and Imani Roberts and Jessica Jenkins each had 10 points for the Lady Timberwolves (10-7, 2-0) who faced the defending SCISA Class 3A champions.
Airport 39, Aiken 31
India Candelario scored 10 points to lead the Lady Eagles (12-6, 2-1) to move into 2nd place in Region 4-4A.
Midland Valley 50, Brookland-Cayce 49
Strom Thurmond 39. Gilbert 34