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The Lancaster Bruins gained some hardwood revenge on Tuesday night.
A week after falling to Blythewood, 54-43 in the Bengals’ gym, the Bruins posted a 66-51 win over the BHS boys.
Lancaster’s 15-point win gave LHS a split after the Lady Bruins dropped a 56-46 loss in the varsity opener.
In the nightcap, Lancaster trailed 26-21 at the half, but came out of the break with a pivotal 7-0 run to take the lead for good.
Terrell Rivers netted five of seven points to key the LHS run.
The Bruins led 45-40 after three periods and used a solid 21-11 final period surge to take the win.
Deuce Dunlap scored nine of his 13 points in the final period to boost the Bruins. Shai McCain tallied 13. Demarcus Montgomery had 10 and C.D. Pelham added nine, all in the second half.
Rivers hit seven and Marquivious Hall added six. Demarte Simpson scored four, Kevonta Strain had three and Jay Hood netted one point.
“We did a good job of controlling the boards and got to the free throw line,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “Blythewood is a very athletic team and they’re guard heavy, but we weathered the storm.”
Kenny McCray led the Bengals with 10.
In the girls game, Blythewood, which defeated LHS for the second time this season, came on strong to notch the 10-point win.
The Lady Bengals led 32-20 at the break and owned a 47-36 spread after three quarters.
LHS junior center Phoebe Johnson, who led the Lady Bruins with 25, hit eight straight points to make it 50-46, but the BHS girls held on for the win.
Johnson netted 13 points in the second half.
Shareese Ross scored seven and Aliyah Davis scored five.
Chanda Nivens and Sha’Ron Brunson each scored three. Tilandra Staton hit two and Keyotta Garris added one.
Breelyn Blanding led Blythewood with 23, 11 in the second period. She drilled four treys. Aliyah Keels added 14, including a trio of threes.
The Blythewood girls downed LHS 58-46.
Lancaster visits county rival Andrew Jackson tonight when the girls play at 6 p.m. and the boys tip off at 7:30.
Vols sweep Knights
Andrew Jackson rolled to a sweep of non-region Class AA foe North Central on Tuesday night in Boonetown.
The Lady Vols rolled to a 57-29 win and the Vols took a 70-47 victory.
In the boys game, the Vols started strong and steadily pulled away for the 23-point win.
“We came out with a lot of energy,” AJ coach Danny Wright said. “We ran our secondary break well and that led to a lot of easy baskets.”
Avalon Truesdale paced AJ, 4-1, with 20 points, 12 first half points. He grabbed 13 rebounds. Quadarius Fair netted 17 and hauled in eight boards.
Trey King, who had six rebounds, added 10 as did Dustin Eddins. Wade Eubanks hit six and Cameron McIsaac added four points and three rebounds.
Zack Clyburn had two and Tilson Kirkland added one.
AJ led 35-21 at the break and owned a 57-34 edge with a periond to play.
In the girls game, AJ, 3-0, bolted to a 23-0 lead after tallying a 10-0 lead 90 seconds into the game.
The Lady Vols led 34-4 at the break and cruised to the 28-point win.
“The quick start helped us and everybody contributed,” AJ coach Dennis Farmer said.
Elizabeth Scott and McKenzie Horton each hit 15 points to lead AJ.
Dareisha Sowell scored seven and Ananda Cloud added six.
Halle Thompson scored five and Summer Vick hit four. Brantley Ussery scored three and Bre Wright added two for the Lady Vols, who led 48-17 after three periods.
AJ hosts Lancaster tonight at 6 p.m. for the girls and 7:30 in the boys.
IL splits with York
Indian Land dropped a pair of losses to Class AAAA foe York on Tuesday night in the Warriors home opener.
The Cougars scratched out a 71-65 win with a 25-19 surge in the final period.
York hit 20-23 free throws, including 14 of 15 in the final period, to take the win.
“York beat us in the paint,” IL coach Nate Smith said. “Our interior defense wasn’t there.”
York, up 33-30 at the half, was tied at 46-all after three periods.
Daurice Simpson hit 25, 19 in the second half, to lead York. Dashaw Andrews had 22 and Kayon Frowder added 13.
Hayden Sawyer led a balanced IL attack with 19. Darnell Rodgers scored 18 and Rokym Felder netted 12. Chris Barnes tallied nine and Lee McCall added five. Connor Butler finished with two.
In the girls game, Indian Land, which dropped a 49-29 loss to York in its opener, fell again to the Lady Cougars, but in a much closer contest, 47-43.
The game was tied at 23-all at the break and York held a 39-38 lead with a period to play.
“We were ready to play and played well,” IL coach Natasha Farmer said. “We’re young, but we’re putting the pieces together.”
Mi’Asia McCarter led IL, 0-3, with 11 points and Jessica Reynolds netted 10. Shalyn Dougherty scored eight. Kenda Nesmith hit seven. Kate Komorous and Asha McIlwain scored four points each.
Lilasha Dervin, Kelondra Lytle and Carrie Lee Lancaster each tallied 12 points to pace the Lady Cougars.
The Warriors will be at home tonight to face Class AAAA rival Fort Mill. The girls tip off at 6 p.m., with the boys to play at 7:30.