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Latta Girl’s Ranked Third In HSSR & Seeking Region Title

By Billy G. Baker

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Latta-The Latta Vikings girls’ varsity basketball team is ranked third in the latest HSSR AA basketball ranking and head coach Sandra Gomilon is confident her team deep run in the upcoming AA playoffs

“We have been all about teamwork and commitment and these are our strengths this season,” said Coach Gomllion. “Our team goal is to play for a state championship.”

The team has had impressive wins over quality opponents all season like East Clarendon and they are 17-3 as of January 24th.  The Vikings 9-point win over EC knocked the lady Wolverines out of the top AA ranking with the SCBCA.

The starting five consists of senior point guard Riana Green who is averaging 14.5 points a game including 3.5 rebounds. She has also made 22 of 27 free throws this season. The starting shooting guard is Kadashia Wheeler scoring 5.7 points a game. The small forward is Adaya Gordan scoring 3.5 points a game along with junior guard Moya McDufie leading the team in scoring at 17.2 points and 2.5 rebounds a game. Center/forward Dasha Burdsell rounds out the starting five and she is averaging 4.2 points a game.

Brycelyn Berry is a 5-10 freshman forward first off; the bench and she is averaing 5.3 points and three rebounds for her team.

Latta beat EC by 9 at home on January, 17 (57-48) so the Lady Wolverines will need to beat them by at least 10 points if they want to be region champions when the two teams meet again on February, 7th in Turbeville,  assuming both teams do not lose any more region games. 

Other key reserves on the team include senior Keasia Deirey, Allison Dotson, Eziara Grice, Joy Berry, Kierra Oxendine, K’La Hayes, Ambrosia Berry and Destiny Campbell.     

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