2014-01-24 / Sports

Lady Vikings blow open game in 3rd

By Tim Gochnaur


Spring Valley’s Cierra Carter tries to get two of her game-high 31 points against Ridge View. 
Photo by Careese Robinson Spring Valley’s Cierra Carter tries to get two of her game-high 31 points against Ridge View. Photo by Careese Robinson The Spring Valley Lady Vikings exploded in the second half and romped to an 83-37 win over the Ridge View Lady Blazers Friday night, January 17 in a Region IV-4A girls’ basketball game at the Ridge View gym.

The Lady Blazers got their only lead at 7:13 of the first quarter when Gabby Rogers sank a layup. On the next two trips down the floor, Spring Valley’s Cierra Carter sank four free throws, and the Vikings were off and running. The Vikings opened up a 35-26 lead by intermission.

Spring Valley then came out with what head coach Anne Long said was its best third quarter of the season, going on a 48- 11 romp in the second half to blow the game open.

The Vikings got 31 points from Cierra Carter, including 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Briana Hill pitched in 14 points (including four threes in the third quarter), Bayleigh Ponds had 13 points, and Akia Dunlap finished with 10 points. The Blazers were led by Genall Addison with 10 points and Laura Ajukwa with 9 points.

“We finally got going in the third quarter and played a good second half,” Long said after the game. “ We usually play good fourth quarters, but we finally did a little better in the third quarter. I thought everybody stepped up and contributed tonight. We did not have as many turnovers. The girls looked like they were having a good time out there.”

Spring Valley travels to Irmo on Tuesday night, January 21. Ridge View heads to Lugoff-Elgin.

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