The Summerville Girls Basketball team went on the road last week and defeated a pair of Berkeley County opponents. The Lady Green Wave defeated Cane Bay 50-36 in The Viper Pit Jan. 8.
“We were able to really push the ball tonight,” Summerville sophomore Nique Polite said. “We seem to have a good mindset right now.”
The Lady Cobras took a 10-point lead in the second quarter, but Kylie Sims and Polite each hit a three-point shot and a regular shot to help the Green Wave take a 21-19 lead into the half. The lead held through the third quarter and Summerville outscored Cane Bay 17-5 in the final eight minutes.
“Our defense was able to pressure the ball and after the first quarter we started rebounding better,” Summerville junior Carya Manick said.
Sims and Polite both finished with a team-high 10 points. Lexi Shepard added 9 points for Summerville while Manick added 7 and Kendal Elmore added 6.
Cane Bay’s Alaina Nettles scored a game-high 12 points. Aliana Gilmore added 9 points for Cane Bay while Milaun Turner added 6.
Summerville defeated Berkeley 34-31 in Moncks Corner Jan. 10 to improve to 12-6 on the season.
The Lady Green Wave opens Region 8-AAAAA play this week. Summerville hosts Stall at 7 p.m. p.m. Jan. 17, West Ashley at 6 p.m. Jan. 21, Fort Dorchester at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 and Ashley Ridge at 7 p.m. Jan. 31.
A region championship is something that has eluded Summerville the past few years so members of this year’s squad are hoping to change that.
“We’re ready for our region games,” Summerville senior Teliya Johnson said. “We had a great summer and things are coming together for us this year.”