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West Ashley posting solid numbers during fall sports season

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Charleston – With about a month left before the start of state playoff competition in Class AAAAA, the fall sports teams at West Ashley High are doing solid work as the prepare for their postseason run.

The wrestling team continues to improve and become a legitimate contender in region 8-AAAAA. Though they must compete against quality programs at Fort Dorchester, Ashley Ridge and Summerville, the Wildcats have several wrestlers that will contend for individual titles later this month.

Omar Hassan is competing at 113 pounds and Kaleb Snider is working in the 120 and 126 weight classes. Ramon White wrestles at 132 and Aaron Ficklin competes in the 138-pound class. Casey Brown wrestles at 145 and Logan Tyson is wrestling at 152.

Shemar Hopkins will be a region contender at 160 pounds and Dominique Williamson-Dukes is working hard in the 170-pound weight class.

JaXavier Legare is wrestling at 182 and Marion Nelson is wrestling at 195. Advanta Broderick wrestles at 220 and Jordan Williams is the 285-pound competitor.

The state individual qualifier is February 15-16 at Chapin High School. The state finals for individuals will be the following weekend in Anderson.

The boys basketball team of coach Ronnie Dupree has started region play with a 1-1 record. The Wildcats, 12-6 overall, lost a four-point game to Ashley Ridge and beat Fort Dorchester by six.

Senior forward Devin Ramsey continues to set the pace offensively for the Wildcats, averaging 15.7 points per game. The 6-6 Ramsey also leads the team in rebounding at 8.9 per game.

Senior guard Kenyatta Jenkins is averaging 11.7 points and 4.9 boards per game while Jadon Moore is averaging 10.3 points and 5.5 assists per game. Senior Marlon Hill adds 9.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while Peter Musci contributes 7.8 points per contest.

The girls basketball team opened the season with 10 wins in their first 11 games, then improved to 13-2 overall before the start of region 8-AAAAA play. The Wildcats lost their first two region games, falling to Fort Dorchester and Ashley Ridge.

 Senior forward Anaze Ravenel is averaging 12.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, leading the team in both categories. Freshman Kristen Jenkins adds 8.4 points and 5.1 rebounds while senior Abby Felder is scoring 7.1 points per game. Senior Akaris Scott is contributing 6.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest.

 

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