COLUMBIA, S.C – The North Augusta Lady Yellow Jackets managed to set the bar even higher after defeating South Pointe 70-57 in the SCHSL Class AAAA title game to retain their title for the fourth year in a row.
The Jackets were lead by senior guard Ty’liah Burns, who ended her high school career pouring in 33 points. Burns scored 16 points in the first quarter, making 6 of 7 from the field.
After leading by as many as 16 points in the second quarter, the game was tied at 45 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Jackets’ leadership helped reclaim the lead and momentum over South Pointe.
“Just bring it back home, and show all the other girls that we worked hard for this and we’re going to take this home with us”, said Burns.
“We came to win,” said North Augusta’s head coach Al Young. “We were champions and that team, South Point was trying to take that away from us, and we had to suck it up. That’s what we expect from our seniors and I hope that our underclassmen saw what they did and they’ll be ready to step up next year,” said Young.
North Augusta’s senior class goes out in style with four state titles and finish with a win-loss record of 109-5 during their tenure. North Augusta also becomes only the seventh high school girls’ basketball program in South Carolina history to win four consecutive state titles.