Lady Wave finish unbeaten in region slate
The Summerville girls won an energetic but sloppy game at Fort Dorchester to complete a clean sweep of their region.
The Lady Green Wave turned in another stellar defensive performance Thursday to earn a 55-25 victory over its oldest cross-town rival in the regular-season finale for both sides. Summerville improved to 19-5 on the season with a perfect 10-0 mark in Region 8-AAAA.
The Lady Wave clinched the region championship Tuesday so with the playoffs beginning this week it would have been easy for Summerville to look past the Lady Patriots (5-16, 3-7) but that was not the case.
“We wanted to go 10-0 in the region so it wouldn't have mattered who we faced tonight we would have showed up ready to play,” Summerville forward Zuri Green said. “Toward the end of the season we have really bonded as a team and the harder we play, the more we bond. An effort like we had tonight should only help us going into the playoffs.”
The teams spent most of the opening period exchanging turnovers, but Summerville held onto the ball enough to pull out to a 17-6 lead thanks to some buckets late in the period.
Turnovers continued to hamper both squads but Summerville did start to get more of a handle on the problem in the second period. The Wave also limited the Patriots to a sole bucket in the second to take a 32-8 lead into the half.
Summerville then outscored the Fort 10-8 in the third period and despite substituting freely 13-9 in the fourth.
Summerville junior Kwanza Murray led all scorers, posting 18 points. Both Rodnesha Capers and Green added eight points for Summerville.
Sophomore Erika Martin led the Lady Patriots with seven points while senior London Sharper added four.
Summerville opened the state playoffs Tuesday after press time by hosting West Florence. Fort Dorchester, a No. 4 seed, opened the playoffs at West Ashley Tuesday after press time.
If Summerville advanced to the second round, it will host the winner of the Aiken/Blythewood game in the second round Feb. 15. If Fort Dorchester advanced it will travel to either Colleton County or Wando Feb. 15.
Summerville (55): Kwanza Murray 18, Rodnesha Capers 8, Zuri Green 8, Ashley Green 6, Chapman 6, Brown 5, Ravenell 2, Anderson 2
Fort Dorchester (25): Erika Martin 7, London Sharper 4, Territta Jones 3, Shamari Jones 3, Cobbs 2, Chisolm 2, Compton 2, Cheeks 2