2018-02-09 / Sports

Lady Vikings down Dutch Fork

From Staff Reports


Spring Valley’s Ashley Williamson goes for a layup as Dutch Fork’s Wareanna Butler defends. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Spring Valley’s Ashley Williamson goes for a layup as Dutch Fork’s Wareanna Butler defends. Photo by Perry McLeod Ashley Williamson scored 23 points to lead the Spring Valley Lady Vikings to a 70- 66 win over the visiting Dutch Fork Lady Silver Foxes in a Region V-5A girls’ basketball clash Tuesday, February 6.

Taylor Lewis chipped in 16 points, four assists, and four steals for the Vikings. Kristian Wall had 13 points and five assists, and Lauryn Taylor finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks. Destiny Coleman had six points and three steals, and Tykeria Wiley had two points to go with four rebounds for Spring Valley.

Dutch Fork’s Madison Golden finished with a game- high 25 points, and Katric Jackson added 21. Other scorers included Jala Robertson with eight, Wareanna Butler with five, Shaniel Mullings with four, and Iyonna Harris and Talaysia Barnwell with a free throw each.

The Vikings jumped out to a 22-15 first quarter lead. Lewis paced Spring Valley with seven points, and Wall added five. The Silver Foxes stayed within striking distance with eight points from Jackson.

The teams played even in the second, and the Vikings took a 39-31 advantage into the break. Williamson and Taylor had six each in the quarter, and Lewis had five. Golden led Dutch Fork with eight points.

The third quarter was even as well, and Spring Valley’s lead stood at 51- 42 going into the final eight minutes. Coleman had four points for the Vikings, and Wall and Williamson each got three. Robertson had five for the Silver Foxes.

Dutch Fork outscored Spring Valley 24-19 in the fourth as Golden exploded for 10 points, but it was not enough as Williamson matched her with 10 for the Vikings.

Spring Valley sits atop the region with an 11-0 record and one game left to play at Blythewood February 9 before entering the playoffs as a top seed. Dutch Fork is currently tied for third place with Lexington at 6- 5; although the Silver Foxes have lost to the Wildcats twice already. Dutch Fork will host second place Irmo February 9 and will await seeding based on Friday’s outcomes.

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