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IL halts skid, clips Falcons

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By Dylan Knight

Indian Land snapped a three-game skid with a solid 50-36 win over Class AAAA foe Nation Ford on Wednesday night.

The Warriors 14-point road win gave IL a split of the twin bill.

The Lady Warriors dropped a 51-37 loss in the opener.

Indian Land, up 21-17 at the break, ignited in the second half, outscoring the host Falcons 29-19.

"We were coming off a tough road loss (49-47) to Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night, but stepped up in the second half, IL coach Nate Smith said. Our sophomore duo of Ted Boston and Justin Gordon gave us a spark. Our seniors also gave us great leadership in the game.

Boston led IL with 15 points, 10 in the second half. Gordon netted seven.

We had lost three straight games by a total of 10 points and we talked about that at the half, Smith said. We came up big in the final two periods.

IL led 36-27 after three periods before notching the win for a seasons sweep of the Falcons.

The Warriors downed Nation Ford 50-45 for its first win in its new gym on Nov. 28.

Jeffrey Williams hit nine points and Travis Anderson added seven. Karl Watson, back with the team after missing time with an injury, hit 10 points. Tai Young chipped in two points.

T.J. Everette led Nation Ford with 11 points.

In the girls game, Nation Ford forged as much as a 30-point lead on the way to the 51-37 win.

We didnt shoot well from the foul line and that hurt our chances, IL coach Tamara Jacobus said. We kept fighting and battled. We need to do better at the foul line.

Mykela Hallum led the Lady Warriors with 15. Hannah Harris tallied nine. Paige Brugh and Shelby McConnell netted three points each. Tameka Robinson, Jelisa Gordon and Mariah Williams had two points each. Alyssa Thomas added one.

Nation Ford was led by Ally Lamberts 16 points. Kaitlyn Smith scored 14 and Carson Trull tallied 13 points.

IL is idle until Tuesday when the Warriors host AJ.

Lions sweep AJ Vols

Lewisville swept Andrew Jackson, using fourth-period rallies to down the Vols on Wednesday night in Richburg.

In the opener, the Lady Lions downed the AJ girls 51-38 and the Lewisville boys notched a 69-54 win.

In the boys game, the Lions outscored the Vols, 1-5, 26-14 in the final eight minutes to post the 15-point win.

Lewisville has a good team and they just beat us, AJ coach Dale Reeves said. We got in some foul trouble and it hurt our chances.

The Lions combo of Odarius Hinton and Ladarius Hinton teamed for 36 points 18 each to spark the Lions win.

Datone Brice hit 13 points, 10 in the final period when the Lions registered the win.

AJ held a 27-22 lead at the break, but the Lions rallied to hold a 43-40 spread with a period to play.

Lewisville hit 17 of 27 free throws to aid the win.

Ryan Miller led the Vols with 17 points, 10 in the second half. Jonathan Belk followed with 12, eight in the opening half. Justin Sellers hit nine.

Elijah White, Rashawn Miller and Cedric Wright added five points each. Daniel Wright had one.

In the girls game, the Lady Lions outpointed the AJ girls 25-11 in the final period for the 13-point win. AJ, down 19-16 at the break, rallied to take a 27-26 edge with a period to go.

Keneisha Foster led Lewisville with 12 points and Lyadricka Howze hit 11. Brittany Wells chipped in nine.

AJ, 2-4, was paced by Erica Ealy and Rachael Dippel with 12 points each. Caroline Phillips netted 10, eight in the first half. McKenzie Stribling scored four.

The Lions were 17 of 25 at the foul line to aid their cause.

We didnt play well and we have to get better, AJ coach Dennis Farmer said. Lewisville did a good job, especially late in the game. We will go back to work and be ready to play at Great Falls on Friday night.

AJ visits Great Falls tonight at 6.