Ridge View wins hoops thriller over Wilson in Boys 4A Championship

Wilson's Alex Caldwell scored 30 points in the Tigers loss to Ridge View in the Class AAAA State title game. PHOTO CREDIT: ABC 15

Ridge View beat Wilson 74-70 to win the Class AAAA State basketball championship at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

Wilson was led by Alex Caldwell with 30 points.

But Ridge View countered with 20 points from Crosby Harris-James, and 15 points and 15 rebounds by Malcolm Wilson.

Tied 52-52 after three quarters, Ridge View outscored Wilson 22-18 in the final quarter to secure the victory.

The Blazers held a 16-6 advantage of scoring points in the paint in the second half.

Ridge View (21-7) won the first boys state title in school history.

Wilson finished the season with a 21-4 record.

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