Compiled by Sam Copeland
The South Pointe girls limited Nation Ford to single-digit scoring in the first three quarters and offensively got a balanced scoring attack for a 54-32 victory Tuesday.
Ashley Jaggers was the lone Stallions player in double figures with 10 points, but the remaining players were able to spread the offensive wealth evenly.
South Pointe jumped out to a 12-4 lead and continued to dominate by outscoring the Falcons by nine in the second for a 28-11 halftime advantage.
Guard Lindsey Bradley drained a 3-pointer to boost the Stallions’ advantage to 33-13 late in the third. Denisha Hall added another long-range jumper, and Jaggers closed the quarter with consecutive interior hoops for a 40-19 lead.
“This was our best game in terms of offensive rhythm,” South Pointe coach Bret Childers said. “We worked hard in practice at getting good shots and defensively, we came in with the mindset to slow down their top offensive threat, Taylor Yarborough.”
Yarborough did get 18 points, but that was not nearly enough to boost the Falcons, who drop to 4-6 in Region 3-AAAA – the same record as the Stallions.
South Pointe 54, Nation Ford 32
Nation Ford - Zippy Lincoln 3, Taylor Yarborough 18, Liz Ellwood 2, Dani Shaddix 4, Jessie Raniszewski 5.
South Pointe - Breana Davis 8, Denisha Hall 9, Jacovia Cherry 5, Lindsey Bradley 3, Kyra Currence 7, Izzy Clark 6, Ashley Jaggers 10, Cameron Davis 6.
3-pointers - South Pointe 5 (Hall 3, Bradley 1, Currence 1), Nation Ford 0. Team fouls - Nation Ford 14, South Pointe 11. Fouled out - None.
Records: South Pointe 8-9, 4-6 in Region 3-AAAA; Nation Ford 4-6 in Region 3-AAAA.
Rock Hill 62, York 23
The Bearcats held the Cougars without a shot from the field in a 21-3 second quarter to pull out to a 31-11 halftime lead in the York gym.
The Bearcats cruised from there for a 62-23 Region 3-AAAA victory. Rock Hill recorded two separate 9-0 runs in the period after leading only 10-8 after the first eight minutes. Senior guards Ze’Kiya Knox and Chelsey Dorsey both had five points in the second quarter.
“We went back to our regular full-court press to get some easy transition baskets because I felt that earlier it was too sloppy,” said Rock Hill coach Keenan Orr.
The Cougars only mustered four points in the third period. Sophomore forward Amber Strait hit three 3-pointers for the Bearcats in the fourth quarter.
Rock Hill - Chelsey Dorsey 11, Ze’Kiya Knox 10, Amber Strait 9, Asia Potts 8, Shaunte’ Young 6, Jericka English 5, Kia Walls 4, Victoria Sanders 3, Tomesha Brown 2, Anita Jones 2, Alexis Ervin 1, Heather Sutton 1.
York - Latrellini Mobley 5, Najha Feemster 4, Carrie Lee Lancaster 4, Hannah Cassell 3, Sarah Latham 2, Alawna Orr 2, Taylr Sharp 2, Aubrey Wood 1.
3-pointers - Rock Hill 7 (Strait 3, Sanders 1, Knox 1, English 1, Dorsey 1), York 1 (Mobley 1). Team fouls - Rock Hill 23, York 20. Fouled out - None.
Records: Rock Hill 11-8, 8-3 Region 3-AAAA; York 5-13, 1-10 in Region 3-AAAA.
Union 33, Chester 31
The Yellow Jackets broke a 31-all tie in the final minute and dodged a last-second Chester shot to topple the Cyclones in a key Region 3-AAA contest.
Chelise Morman led Union with 18 points. Shaterrica Mayfield and Porcelain Goldsborough paced Chester with 8 points each.
The loss dropped Chester to 6-1 in the region. It is tied with Union for the top spot in the league heading into the final three games of the year.
Union - Chelise Morman 18, Kristen Giles 6, Mariana Eison 4, Lei Inman 2, Cierra Mitchell 3.
Chester- Shaterrica Mayfield 8, Shannon Snelgrove 4, Porcelain Goldsborough 8, Terica Sanders 7, Stakeria Sanders 4. Team fouls - Union 10, Chester 15. Fouled out - None.
Records: Chester 12-9, 6-1 in Region 3-AAA.
Clover 43, Northwestern 32
The Blue Eagles outscored Northwestern 18-8 in the final period to claim a come-from-behind win over the Trojans in Region 3-AAAA action.
Arnaldo Toro led the charge for Clover with 16 points. The Blue Eagles trailed by one point at intermission, pulled ahead by one point after three quarters, and pulled away in the final period for the win.
Northwestern - LaThomas Long 8, Mustafa Love 7, Rontavious McClure 4, Clenzo Ross 4, Mason Rudolph 3, Ja’Reg Feely 3, Manzi Hill 3.
Clover - Arnaldo Toro 16, Alex Thompson 8, Taylor Hoover 7, Ladarius Adams 6, Mark Cavanaugh 3, Jevon Blake 3
3-pointers: Northwestern 1, Clover 0. Team Fouls: Clover 13, Northwestern 18. Fouled out - None.
Records: Clover 11-9, 5-6 in Regon 3-AAAA; Northwestern 5-5 in Region 3-AAAA.
Chester 95, Union 47
The Cyclones scored 29 points in the first quarter and raced to a one-sided win over Union in Region 3-AAA action.
Jarrett Rambert and Tommy Sanders led a quintet of Chester players in double figures with 19 and 18 points, respectively.
The win improved Chester to 6-1 in the region and kept them in second place heading into the final three contests of the year.
Union - J. D. Cheek 5, Jordan Simpson 1, Trent Eason 5, C. J. Kershaw 5, Mark Givens 6, Jarrett Booker 2, P. J. Foster 9, Keaston Smith 4.
Chester - Jamarcus Moore 3, Tommy Sanders 18, John Gore 11, Shyheim Wilson 6, Terrance Morris 16, Quan Caldwell 6, Jarrett Rambert 19, Shaq Hinton 12, Chris Jennings 4.
3-pointers - Union 3 (Cheek 1, Eason 1, Foster 1), Chester 6 (Moore 1, Sanders 2, Gore 2, Hinton 1). Team fouls - Union 12, Chester 14. Fouled out - None.
Records: Chester 6-1 in Region 3-AAA.