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Ridge View-Dorman clash headlines a huge Friday night in high school hoops

In a battle of reigning state champions, Dorman defeats Ridge View in the 5A quarterfinals, while River Bluff and Dutch Fork advance in the Lower State.

It was a battle of heavyweights in Class 5A.

In one corner, a Ridge View team which had won the last three state championships in Class 4A but was in its first year in Class 5A. In the other corner, Dorman which has won the last four state titles in that classification.

In the end, it was Dorman outlasting Ridge View 60-51. The Cavaliers advance to the 5A Upper State Championship.

The 5A Lower State quarterfinals saw Dutch Fork and River Bluff win their respective games, setting up an All-Midlands showdown for the Lower State championship. The game will be held at a neutral site - Lexington High School. That site is appropriate since Dutch Fork head coach Bret Jones and River Bluff head coach Ben Lee both played and coached under Bailey Harris at Lexington. In fact, with Dorman's Thomas Ryan leading his team to the win over Ridge View, all three of Harris' former players were victorious in their quarterfinal games on Friday.

In the SCISA ranks, Newberry Academy went 1-1 in state championship games. The boys lost to Anderson Christian Academy but the Newberry Academy girls defeated Patrick Henry 59-53 to win their first state championship.


Class 5A Upper State


Dorman 60, Ridge View 51

Riverside 69, Mauldin 64


Class 5A Lower State


Dutch Fork 57, Goose Creek 51

River Bluff 71, Carolina Forest 53


SCISA Class 1A

State Championship

Anderson Christian 79, Newberry Academy 61



Class 1A Lower State


Estill 64, Lamar 39

Military Magnet Academy 63, Lake View 55


Class 1A Upper State


High Point Academy 69, Denmark-Olar 68

Southside Christian 60, McBee 40


SCISA Class 1A

State Championship

Newberry Academy 59, Patrick Henry Academy 53


SCISA Class 3A

State Semifinal

Cardinal Newman 53, Florence Christian 33

Northwood Academy 58, Trinity Byrnes School 31