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CLOVER – For the second straight night, the No. 7 Lancaster Lady Bruins overcame a slow start to notch a double-digit region win.
The LHS girls, up 28-26 at the half, ignited in the third period to take control on the way to a 50-40 road win over Clover.
The Lady Bruins, 13-4, 10-0, gave LHS a league split with the 10-point win.
Lancaster, which has won 11 straight, went on a 15-5 third-period run to take control on the way to the victory.
Senior guard Kyia Hough paced the Lady Bruins with 15 points and added four steals and two assists in the Lady Bruins’ victory.
LHS, clinging to a two-point edge at the break, was able to roll as it outscored Clover by 10 in the third period to gain a 43-31 lead with eight minutes to play.
“With little practice with the winter storm and playing for a second straight night, we were a little sluggish, but as the game wore on, we were able to pick up the pace and find a flow,” LHS coach Ronnie Robinson said. “It was a team win, with plenty of players giving us key play.”
Hayden Thorne had a solid game with seven points, 10 rebounds and a blocked shot.
Keyotta Garris generated seven points with five steals and three rebounds. Senior center Phoebe Johnson tallied six points with 10 boards, five blocks and two steals.
Guard Kaela Robinson netted four points, two rebounds and a pair of assists.
Senior Aliya Davis scored four points to go with two rebounds and an assist.
Mia Flowers, Amirah Steward and Alexis Williams each scored two points.
Williams grabbed three rebounds. Kaliya Jackson added one point. Kenyatta Robertson had four rebounds.
In the boys’ game, Clover earned the split with a 59-50 victory over Lancaster.
Clover held a 25-19 lead at the half and stayed on top for the nine-point win.
Lancaster sliced the Blue Eagles’ lead to five in the final period, but CHS, hitting 20-37 at the foul line, took the victory.
Lancaster, 7-14, 1-9, was led by junior guard Keifon Cogdell with 22 points, including six treys. Bruins’ senior guard Deuce Dunlap hit 12 points.
Lewis Johnson scored four points and added three boards. Quasheon McCarter and E.J. Patterson each had three points. Cordarious Tinsley, Kavonta Strain and Taron Heath each had two points.
Alex Thompson led Clover with 18 points and Bryce Allen scored 17.
LHS hit six of 10 shots at the foul line.
Lancaster visited Fort Mill on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The Bruins host Nation Ford of Fort Mill on Friday, Feb. 7.