South Aiken 69, Midland Valley 32
South Aiken closed out the regular season with a big win over Midland Valley on Friday. The T-Breds finish tied for third with Aiken in Region 5-AAAA but will be the No. 4 seed in the playoffs after applying the tiebreaker. South Aiken (11-10, 5-5) opens the playoffs at North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, while Midland Valley (2-14, 1-9) will be among the pool of teams hoping for a potential at-large spot.
Silver Bluff 63, Fox Creek 34
Silver Bluff closed out the regular season with a home win over Fox Creek on Thursday. Silver Bluff (13-9, 7-3 Region 2-AA) will have a No. 2 seed in the playoffs and will host a first-round game Tuesday. Fox Creek (12-12, 4-6) finished in a three-way tie for third and will be the No. 4 seed after the tiebreaker. The Predators will open the playoffs Tuesday on the road.
Ridge Spring-Monetta 58, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler 27
Jaliyah Bussey had 21 points, six steals and nine rebounds, Mikenzie Kinard had 17 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, and Alieaun Gilliam had seven points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Trojans (9-13, 7-7 Region 3-A), who are the No. 4 seed from the region. They will play at Dixie on Monday in the first round of the playoffs.
Midland Valley 61, South Aiken 56
Midland Valley created a logjam in the Region 5-AAAA standings with a win Friday over South Aiken. That win, coupled with Brookland-Cayce's win over Airport, put those four teams in a tie for third in the region at 3-7. Brookland-Cayce takes third based on the tiebreaker of points allowed in games played among the tied teams, and Midland Valley gets the No. 4. The Mustangs will open the playoffs at Myrtle Beach on Wednesday. South Aiken came up on the wrong end of the tiebreakers, with Airport finishing fifth.
Silver Bluff 61, Fox Creek 51
Darius Johnson scored a team-high 18 points, including a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer, JaCory Tanksley scored 14 points and Mike Moody added 11 for Silver Bluff in a win over Fox Creek. The Predators (15-13, 6-4 Region 2-AA) had already wrapped up the No. 2 seed from the region and will host a first-round playoff game Wednesday. The Bulldogs (5-18, 4-6) finish the season tied for the fourth and final playoff spot with Ninety Six, which swept Silver Bluff this season and wins the tiebreaker.
Wagener-Salley 69, Williston-Elko 60
Wagener-Salley used a strong fourth quarter to put away Williston-Elko and sweep the season series. The War Eagles (16-10, 9-5 Region 3-A) will get the No. 3 seed from the region and open the playoffs Tuesday on the road.
Wardlaw Academy 93, Mead Hall 44
Host Wardlaw cruised in the semifinals of the region tournament. Caleb Martin scored 24 points, Mason Burgess had 17 and Avery Spurlock scored 13. The Patriots (22-4) will play Curtis Baptist on Saturday for the tournament title.