Girls’ High School Basketball

High school basketball: York girls to play A.J. in tourney consolation contest

Herald correspondentNovember 25, 2013 

— The Hough Huskies and Spring Valley Vikings claimed one-sided victories in the first round of the Palmetto Rehabilitation Girls Basketball Tournament Monday night at York Comprehensive High School.

The Huskies toppled York’s Cougars 57-15 to make their way to Tuesday night’s championship game. Kelsey Dean and Julia Barnes led the way for Hough with 11 points each.

Hough led 19-0 after one period and was never in any serious trouble the rest of the way. Carrie Lee Lancaster led York with 7 points.

“We are very young this year,” said York coach Paula Blackwell. “We made a lot of learning mistakes in the first half, but I thought that we settled down and played better in the second half. We gave a good effort all night.”

Spring Valley earned the right to play for the title on Tuesday by defeating the Andrew Jackson Volunteers 60-23. The Vikings led 37-12 at intermission and never looked back.

Cierra Carter and Akie Dunlap led Spring Valley with 17 points each. Dareisha Sowell and Elizabeth Scott paced Andrew Jackson with eight points each.

Andrew Jackson and York will square off in the consolation contest at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

In junior varsity action, the Rock Hill Bearcats and Spring Valley were the opening round winners.

Rock Hill toppled York 50-15 to reach Tuesday’s championship game. The Bearcats jumped to a 20-5 halftime lead and never looked back.

Kendall Lahr led Rock Hill with 11 points, and Logan Jackson added nine. Cassidy Hershberger led York with 5 points.

Spring Valley defeated Andrew Jackson 50-21 to make Tuesday’s title contest. Malayah Montgomery led the Vikings with 18, while Cierra Wilson added nine. Alexxus Sowell paced Andrew Jackson with 7.

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