Two of the state’s top teams met on the floor Saturday. Dorman came in to the Auto Owners Insurance ranked by the SC Basketball Coaches Association as the 3rd ranked 5A team. Lexington had the #10 spot.
The Cats got off to a quick start and took advantage of poor shooting by their opponents to build a 43-19 halftime lead. Olivia Thompson hit 3 threes and 4 twos for 17 points at the break. She would go on to lead her team with a game total of 27.
Lexington had to weather a furious comeback attempt by Dorman in the 2nd half and survived, 68-60. They were strong in the rebounding game with strong performances by Hannah Kumiyama, Brooke Foulks, and Claire Tarleton.
The Lady Wildcats are now 8-1 and play twice this week, Tuesday at Irmo and home versus Dreher on Thursday.
Olivia Thompson: 27 points
Brooke Foulks: 11
Claire Tarlton: 8
Alexis Sexton: 7
Hannah Kumiyama: 7
Mallory Nichols: 4
Decaria Monroe: 2
Amelia Hilton: 2