The Lady Green Wave extended its winning streak to eight Saturday with a 52-45 victory at Fort Dorchester.
“We didn’t play our best tonight, but we played well enough to win,” Summerville senior Chelsi Anderson said. “In the first half we got our shots in and our defense was there. In the second half, we were too relaxed. We didn’t have enough intensity. We made bad passes and we were out of position too much.”
Summerville outscored Fort Dorchester 16-6 in the second period to take a 26-14 lead into the half. Lady Green Wave senior Heather Chapman scored 14 of her team-high 18 points in the first two periods.
The Lady Green Wave extended its lead to 15 in the third, but the Patriots battled in the final period to keep the game interesting. J’Quana King led the charge, scoring 17 of her game-high 21 points in the fourth period. After not going to the free-throw line any during the first three periods, she was 8 for 8 at the charity stripe in the fourth.
Dalexis Aldridge came up big for Summerville in the final eight minutes. The junior went 3 for 4 at the free-throw line and hit two field goals for Summerville in the fourth. With 10 points, Summerville’s Rodnesha Capers was the only other player to score in double figures.
Summerville improved to 16-6 with an 8-0 mark in region play with the win. After press time Tuesday Summerville faced the other front-runner in the race for the region crown, Ashley Ridge (15-5, 7-1). Fort Dorchester dropped to 7-10 and 3-5 with the loss.
On Friday, Summerville defeated Bluffton 56-35. Zuri Green and Chapman both finished with a game-high 15 points and Capers added 7.
Summerville is hoping to finish region play strong and carry momentum into the playoffs.
“We’ve been playing good team ball,” Anderson said. “We’ve had good communication and everyone is playing smart.”
SUMMERVILLE 52, Fort Dorchester 45
Summerville (52): Heather Chapman 18, Rodnesha Capers 10, Aldridge 9, Zuri Green 5, Anderson 4, Harley 4, Mayczk 2.
Fort Dorchester (45): J’Quana King 21, Sprueill 8, Cobb 7, Melvin 6, Frost 2, Wallace 1.
Summerville 10 16 9 17-52
Fort Dorchester 8 6 6 25-45