March 22, 2013 - Bottom of the seventh, two out, you are down
by a run against a big region rival that you
lost a championship final to in extra innings
last week. You have a teammate on third with the
tying run, Greer Killman, and the winning run,
Hope Hobgood, on second.
You are at the plate and the count just went
“You” are third baseman Bri Hill, and with the
game on the line, Hill delivered a single to
right field that brought home Killman and
Hobgood and brought the Spring Valley Lady
Vikings a 5-4 win over the Blythewood Lady
Bengals in Region IV-4A action Tuesday night,
March 19 at Spring Valley.
Bri Hill -
“They are an excellent team,” Spring Valley (7-
2 overall, 3-0 Region 4-4A) coach Maureen
McKelvey said of the Bengals, “and every time we
play them, every game goes down to the wire
exactly like this. Both teams had a lot of
heart, and I am just glad we won it.”
Blythewood (8-2, 2-1) coach Bucky Ware was a bit
more subdued but echoed similar thoughts.
Congratulations to Christian
Brown of Lower Richland HS and Rose Robinson of
Dutch Fork HS. Lower Richland defeated
Orangeburg-Wilkinson in the Class 3A final game, and
Dutch Fork defeated Dorman in the Class 4A final
game. Below are articles posted at Midlandspreps.com.
Perfect Ending for LR
By AKILAH IMANI NELSON — ainelson(at)thestate.com
March 2, 2013 - After three seasons away,
Lower Richland reasserted its dominance at
Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, defeating
Orangeburg-Wilkinson 57-35 for the girls
Class 3A championship.
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“It feels real good because these girls have
waited so long for this and now they get to
celebrate,” Diamond Hornets coach Debbie
Lower Richland last won the title in 2009
and had finished each of the past three
seasons in the semifinals.
This year, the Diamond Hornets, led by
seniors Jasmine Richardson and Dayonshe
Mitchell, finished with a 26-0 record.
“It starts with that first practice of the
week,” Stroman said. “We didn’t change
anything. And since I’ve been here, and I
know, that’s what we always do.”
But, more important, she said, “I wanted
them to see a leader that was fearless.
“I wanted them to know that they had a coach
who had their back 100 percent, and when
they looked over at the bench, I wanted them
to know that I had confidence in them.”
That confidence was not unfounded.
the win, Stroman is 7-for-7 in championship
appearances. She has more state titles than
Hall of Fame coach Fred Senter (six) and as
many as Mac Quattlebaum, who won seven Class
C titles with Hollywood High between 1948
Lower Richland junior forward Breshay
Johnson led the game with 14 points and 14
rebounds as the Diamond Hornets dominated
through three quarters.
Orangeburg-Wilkinson looked to take control
early. Off the bat, Bruins senior Nabresha
Hughes swished in a 3-pointer from the
Junior Christian Brown put Lower Richland on
the board with two jumpers, and the Diamond
Hornets picked up steam when Richardson got
But Richardson picked up three fouls in the
first four minutes.
With their most experienced player on the
bench, the young Diamond Hornets stayed cool
March 1, 2013 - Trailing Dorman by two
points at the end of the third quarter in the
Class 4A girls state championship game, the
Dutch Fork Silver Foxes did not sweat.
Instead of getting flustered, Dutch Fork
maintained its composure and rode its patient
offense and opportunistic defense to a second
consecutive title, defeating the Cavaliers 46-43
to finish the season 29-0.
“I was trying to get them to get back their
focus, not let (Dorman) control the momentum,”
coach Faye Norris said.
The Silver Foxes, who led by as many as nine
points in the first half, used five minutes of
the fourth period to work their way back into
the lead. Then with 13 seconds to play, Dorman’s
Logan Hollis knocked in a layup to tie the game.
Senior guard Rose Robinson secured the
game-winning points for Dutch Fork, going 4-of-4
at the free throw line in the final 10 seconds.
“It was a great feeling, to be able to come
through for my team,” said Robinson, who had not
scored until then. “I wasn’t nervous. Every time
the ball left my hands, I knew it was going in.
I just believed in my teammates, the whole time.
I knew we were going to win.”