Originally created 02/25/03

Prep basketball capsules

Class AAAA

North Augusta (13-10)

Opponent: No. 4 Yellow Jackets vs. No. 1 Ridge View

When: 7 Tuesday

Where: Ridge View

Notes: Was the preseason No.1 team in Class AAAA ... This is a winnable game for North Augusta, considering the Blazers are 13-11 and haven't been to the postseason since 1997.

South Aiken (14-10)

Opponent: No. 3 Thoroughbreds vs. No. 2 Northwestern

When: 7 Tuesday

Where: Northwestern

Notes: On a four-game winning streak ... Cameron Allen has played well at point guard, and Marquis Gray gives the team scoring punch ... coaches All-State selection Josh Jackson averages about 21 points per game.

Class AAA

Midland Valley (12-11)

Opponent: No. 3 Mustangs vs. No. 1 Wilson

When: 7 Tuesday

Where: Wilson

Notes: Midland Valley squeezed by North Myrtle Beach in the postseason's first round ... Wilson beat Stall 67-60 in the first round ... Mustangs will have to overcome a lack of height.

Class AA

Silver Bluff (19-7)

Opponent: No. 1 Bulldogs vs. No. 3 Waccamaw

When: 7 Tuesday

Where: Silver Bluff

Notes: Brandon Wallace scored 26 points in Silver Bluff's 70-44 win against Hanahan ... Held Hanahan to two points in the first quarter ... Waccamaw beat Central to advance.

Class A

Ridge Spring-Monetta (12-12)

Opponent: No. 3 Trojans vs. No. 1 Great Falls

When: 7 Tuesday

Where: Great Falls

Notes: Pulled out a one-point win against Christ Church in the first round ... Will have its hands full against Great Falls, which destroyed McBee 75-38 ... Must utilize height.

McCormick (12-9)

Opponent: No. 2 Chiefs vs. No. 1 Scott's Branch

When: 7 Tuesday

Where: Scott's Branch

Notes: Scott's Branch scored 106 points in its first-round win ... All-State selection Ariel White scored 19 in McCormick's win against Landrum.

Blackville-Hilda (13-8)

Opponent: No. 2 Golden Hawks vs. No. 4 Johnsonville

When: 7 Tuesday

Where: Blackville-Hilda

Notes: Caught a break in getting to host a second-round game because Johnsonville upset Creek Bridge in the first round ... Looking to make a return trip to the Upper State finals ... Blackville-Hilda has good depth.


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