Originally created 02/24/03

Prep basketball playoff capsules

Class AAAA

Aiken (17-6)

OPPONENT: No. 3 Lady Hornets vs. No. 2 Fort Mill

WHEN: 7 Monday

WHERE: Fort Mill

NOTES: Beat North Augusta and South Aiken in the last week of the regular season to get the third seed ... Ebony Jones has been a huge player all year ... Lost three seniors from last season, but seemingly has adjusted.

North Augusta (14-10)

OPPONENT: No. 4 Lady Yellow Jackets vs. No. 1 Spring Valley

WHEN: 7 Monday

WHERE: Spring Valley

NOTES: The Lady Yellow Jackets are coming in off back-to-back losses ... Have capable, yet inconsistent scorers ... Lack of height could hurt ... First playoff appearance since 1998.

Class AA

Barnwell (21-1)

OPPONENT: No. 1 Lady Warhorses vs. No. 2 Andrew Jackson

WHEN: 7 Monday

WHERE: Barnwell

NOTES: Easily won its playoff opener 73-28 against Hanahan ... Melanie Johnson scored 21 in the victory ... Held Hanahan to just 10 points in the first half ... Andrew Jackson a 45-42 winner against Carvers Bay.

Class A

Blackville-Hilda (12-9)

OPPONENT: No. 4 Lady Hawks vs. No. 2 Hemingway

WHEN: 7 Monday

WHERE: Hemingway

NOTES: Lady Hawks upset Branchville 49-38 in first round to keep their season alive ... Hemingway comes in off a 71-41 win against Lakeview.

Ridge Spring-Monetta (18-4)

OPPONENT: No. 1 Lady Trojans vs. No. 3 North Central

WHEN: 7 Monday

WHERE: Ridge Spring-Monetta

NOTES: The Lady Trojans' defense was sound in their 39-12 win against Southside Christian in the first round; Ridge Spring-Monetta forced 30 turnovers ... Used an 18-0 run in the second half to seal the game.

- Josh Katowitz


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