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January 19, 2013The Spring Valley Vikings knocked off the third ranked Richland Northeast Cavaliers on the road, 68-56. Paced by senior Dominique Taylor, who finished the game as the leading scorer with 26 points, the Vikings came from being down in the 2nd quarter by ten to just a one point deficit at half time, 34-33. A big second half by the Vikings and a poor shot selection by the Cavaliers in the second half led to one of the bigger upsets in the state. Dominique Taylor was the SCVarsity.com Game of the Week player of the game, sponsored by Brad Burdette and Academy Mortgage.
Great Falls legedndary Coach John Smith was on the door step of win number 900 last night when his Red Devils faced Lewisville. But coach Smith will have to wait a few more days for that door to open, as the Lions denied the Devils in a 57-19 blow out. Lewisville is coached by former Gamecock great Larry Davis.
The top ranked Irmo Yellow Jackets remained perfect on the seasons as they pummelled Lugoff-Elgin, 70-35. Irmo is now 19-0 on the season.
The Rock Hill Bearcats cruised to an 80-62 Region III-AAAA win over Fort Mill to move to 13-5 on the season overall, with a 7-1 Region mark; they were led by Warren Vinson with 15 points.
The Lexington Wildcats hammered Dutch Fork 73-44 in region V action.
On a night where he notched the 1,000th point of his career, Easley's
Troy McGowens drove to the basket and hit a layup with 2 seconds to go
to give Easley a 57-55 victory over the No. 2 T.L. Hanna Yellow Jackets
at Green Wave Arena. Hanna is certain to drop in the polls with their
consecutive straight loss. McGowens, who also now has more than 500
assists, finished with 20 points on the night.
Region IV-AAAA basketball has 3 teams in the top ten in AAAA (#1 Irmo,
#3 RNE, & #9 Spring Valley). All three of those teams are load with
great players Justin McKie
(Irmo Signed with SC), Detrek Browning
(Irmo), Aaron Scott (RNE
signed with App State), Devante
Anderson (RNE), Quiron Cooke
(RNE), Sophmore PJ Dozier
(Spring valley--Several D1 offers), and Dominique Taylor (Spring Valley--who
recently just had 3 games staright with 30+ points). Ridge View,?
9-9 on the season was in the top 10 earlier in the season as well--3 of
their 9 loss have some against USA Today's National Top 25 teams (Oak
Hill, Olympic (NC), and Irmo).
Eastside (EAST) 63.0 Owen (OWEN) 9.0
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