SUMTER -- Pinewood defeated Heathwood Hall 57-50 tonight to capture its third straight SCISA Class AAA state championship and fourth in five years.
Six seniors -- Raygon Hendrix, Bri Boyd, Kaitlyn Dambaugh, Maria Corella, Jennifer Rhodes and Jazlyn Hooks -- played in the final game together and went out winners.
The Panthers finished with a 27-4 record while Heathwood ended at 20-8.
Aja Wilson had 29 points, but she was the only Highlander in double figures.
Pinewood Prep had three players in double digits. Hendrix had 15, Dambaugh 12 and Corella 11.
The teams were tied at halftime, but Pinewood made adjustments and outscored the Highlanders 18-12 in the decisive third quarter.
Heathwood Hall (50): Wilson 29, Ress 6, Turberville 1, Dickerson 7, Joseph 5, Lefft 2.
Pinewood Prep (57): Hendrix 15, Dambaugh 12, Paylor 5, Corella 11, Rhodes 9, Boyd 5.
Heathwood Hall 11 13 12 14 --50
Pinewood Prep 13 11 18 15 --57
Records: Pinewood Prep 27-4, Heathwood Hall 20-8.
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