state champions 2020 ridge view high

State Championship 2020 - Ridge View High School photo

The new year finds five Midlands teams sitting atop the SC Basketball Coaches Association Top 10 polls.

Ridge View supplants four-time defending Class 5A boys’ champion Dorman from the number one position in its first year in the classification. The Blazers travel to Northwestern Saturday.

Blythewood and Dutch Fork are ranked fourth and sixth, respectively, in Class 5A.

AC Flora remained first in Class 4A, with Irmo ranked fifth and Richland Northeast ninth. The Falcons improved to 6-0 following the 72-59 win over Westwood in the Rush’s Friday Night Hoops Game of the Week.

Robert McCray had 25 points to earn Game MVP honors.

For the second time this week, Irmo defeated Richland Northeast. Devin Binyard had 16 points and Dylan Williams added 12 in the Yellow Jackets’ 50-43 win over the Cavaliers.

WJ Keenan continues to hold the top spot in both Class 3A boys and girls. A total of three Midlands teams are listed in each poll with Camden (fifth) and Brookland-Cayce (eighth) in boys and Lower Richland (fourth) and Camden (seventh) in girls.

Three-time defending Class 2A boys’ basketball champion Gray Collegiate still atop the SC Basketball Coaches Association Top 10 polls. The War Eagles (10-4, 1-0) entered Friday’s matchup at Batesburg-Leesville in the top position.

Andrew Jackson sits behind Gray Collegiate at number two, with its girls’ team ranked eighth.

Other Midlands girls’ teams ranked are Ridge View (sixth) and Lexington (eighth) in Class 5A and Westwood (third), Irmo (fifth), Dreher (seventh) and AC Flora (eighth) in Class 4A.

The Lady Redhawks used a dominating second half to defeat the Lady Falcons 53-31 at home Friday.

SC BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION TOP 10 POLLS

(BOYS)

Class 5A

1. Ridge View

2. Dorman

3. Mauldin

4. Blythewood

5. Spartanburg

6. Dutch Fork

7. Goose Creek

8. Byrnes

9. Riverside

10. Fort Dorchester

CLASS 4A

1. AC Flora

2. Aiken

3. James Island

4. South Pointe

5. Irmo

6. Hartsville

7. Travelers Rest

8. Greenville

9. Richland Northeast

10. North Augusta

CLASS 3A

1. Keenan

2. Bishop England

3. Wren

4. Woodruff

5. Camden

6. Marlboro

7. Brookland-Cayce

8. Battery Creek

9. Mid-Carolina

10. Southside

CLASS 2A

1. Gray Collegiate

2. Andrew Jackson

3. Christ Church

4. Greer Middle College

5. Wade Hampton

6. York Prep

7. Chesnee

8. St. Joseph’s

9. Legion Collegiate Academy

10. Mullins

(GIRLS)

Class 5A

1. Clover

2. Sumter

3. TL Hanna

4. Summerville

5. Rock Hill

6. Ridge View

7. JL Mann

8. Lexington

9. Mauldin

10. Nation Ford

CLASS 4A

1. North Augusta

2. South Pointe

3. Westwood

4. Greenville

5. Irmo

6. Myrtle Beach

7. Dreher

8. AC Flora

9. Travelers Rest

10. West Florence

CLASS 3A

1. WJ Keenan

2. Bishop England

3. Southside

4. Lower Richland

5. Marlboro County

6. Wren

7. Camden

8. Daniel

9. Manning

10. Clinton

CLASS 2A

1. Christ Church

2. Marion

3. Saluda

4. Woodland

5. Phillip Simmons

6. Latta

7. Mullins

8. Andrew Jackson

9. Blacksburg

10. Chesnee

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