|Aiken's Devon Young's former team, Midland Valley, will visit his new home Friday in region action.|
AugBball Game of the Night
Midland Valley (6-9, 1-0) at #10 Aiken (13-4, 1-0)
SC Class AAAA, Region 4
January 10 Boys & Girls— SC Hoops Coaches (@SCBCA) January 11, 2017
🏀 4A Top 10 pic.twitter.com/MOPElCIuL2
Friday's visitor was the area's most successful team the past two seasons, a time in which Midland Valley earned a state title in 2015 and finished as the state's runner up last season. The Mustangs topped Airport 59-57 on the road Tuesday in their region opener. Taylor Wade, a key contributor during Midland Valley's championship runs, scored 20 in that game. Wade averages 15 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game this season.
|SC Class AAAA, Region 4 Standings. Source Maxpeps.com|
Although Wade is still lighting it up for the Mustangs, two key players from the past championship runs have moved on. Daniel Carr, a freshman for NCAA Division II's third ranked Queens University (15-0, 9-0), has stayed in winning form as the former Mustang made the final two field goals to clinch a 103-101 overtime Queens win over SAC rival Lincoln Memorial Monday.
MBB: Carr layup puts Queens ahead 102-101 with 20 seconds on the clock! Timeout on the floor.— Queens Athletics (@QueensAthletics) January 10, 2017
The other notable loss from last season's Midland Valley team was Devon Young, a 6'3" senior who is a force in the post now... at Aiken! Young scored 14 points, many in dominating fashion, in Tuesday's win over South Aiken:
Aiken's Devon Young (31) has been a force in the paint; Kevin Williamson (4) has been making lots happen as Hornets lead South Aiken 42-30. pic.twitter.com/ldOqDXT9vK— Chad Cook's AugBball (@AugBball) January 11, 2017
The student section was on fire and the gym was jam packed for Aiken's home opener Tuesday. I think Friday will be the same. So stay tuned to @AugBball for highlights and updates from the Game of the Night!