COLUMBIA-The hunt for a Girls 4A state championship is still very much on for the Silver Foxes of Dutch Fork High School.
This ambitious search for distinct identity among state prep teams in their class moved one step closer to reality on the heels of the Silver Foxes decisive 70-37 win over West Ashley in a Lower State semi-final round game Tues. night (Feb. 23), at Dutch Fork.
With the win, Faye Norris’ surging Silver Foxes move on to face-off against Goose Creek for the Lower State title Fri. night (Feb. 26) at The Citadel. Tip-off time for this game is set for 7 p.m.
In vying against Goose Creek for the second time in three months, the Silver Foxes will be tying to avenge a season opening loss to the young ladies from the Lowcountry.
In devouring the Wildcats, of West Ashley, the Silver Foxes struck early and often en route to leads of 16 (24-8) after the first period of play, and 22 (40-18), when it was all said and done in the first half.
Showing the way for the 22-5 Silver Foxes were guard Donnesha Shuler and center Alaina Coates, who finished with 27 and 20 points respectively.
Following the lopsided win over West Ashley both Shuler and Coates downplayed their individual contributions in favor of praising the team for its hard work up to this point in the season.
Although feeling good about what her mostly young players have accomplished thus far in the 2009-2010 campaign, the Silver Foxes Coach Norris apparently knows that the continuing hunt for the top prize in girls 4A competition is a search that will continue to challenge her maturing hunters.