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Lady Bruins top Great Falls to cap play in Winborn field

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LHS girls go 1-2 in tournament

By The Staff

The Lancaster High School girls’ basketball team capped play in the Y.C. Winborn Memorial tournament at Rock Hill High School, taking a 55-38 win over Class A foe Great Falls on Tuesday afternoon.

The Lady Bruins, who went 1-2 in the three-day tournament, were led by Quana Jones’ 11 points. Keondra Jenkins, Almesha Catoe and Shannon Truesdale each tallied eight points to aid the LHS win. Tamesha Fletcher aided the LHS girls’ attack with five points.

LaQuisha Stewart hit four points and Tara Tipton tallied three points. Quita Knotts, Courtney McCrorey, Shaniqua Waters and Cherrell Cousar each added two points.

Lakecia Roseboro led Great Falls with 15 points and Sasha Hobson netted 10 points.

Lancaster High senior guard Keondra Jenkins was selected to the all-tournament team.

“Keondra had good, solid overall play for us,” Lancaster High School girls coach Ronnie Robinson said.

On Monday, Indian Land forged an 18-15 halftime lead and continued its solid play in the second half to notch a 50-38 win over the Lady Bruins on day two of the tournament.

Jelisa Gordan triggered the Lady Warriors’ win, hitting a game-high 13 points. Hannah Harris scored 12 to boost the IL girls to the 12-point win.

Mariah Williams supplied seven points in the balanced IL attack and Tameka Robinson chipped in six points. Jessica Floyd finished with five points.

Shelby McConnell hit three points. Alyssa Thomas and Amanda Gullickson added two points apiece.

“This was a good win for our program,” IL coach Tamara Jacobus said. “We had a lot of people contribute to the team win.”

Lancaster was led by Shannon Truesdale’s eight points. Cherrell Cousar and Quana Jones each hit six and LaQuisha Stewart tallied five points. Eldrina McIlwain scored three points.

Shaniqua Waters, Tara Tipton, Tyesha Elder, Dimaya Jones and Courtney McCrorey each had two points.

The Lady Bruins opened play in the Winborn tournament, dropping a 45-39 loss to Boiling Springs.

Lancaster held a 16-14 lead after one period and trailed 21-20 at the half. The Lady Bulldogs held a 34-33 edge with a period to play and used a 11-6 run in the final eight minutes to post the win.

Boiling Springs held a seven-point lead in the final period before Lancaster rallied to cut the deficit to one.

“We had two crucial turnovers which really hurt us,”  Robinson said. “We have to do a better job of executing at key points in the game.”

Dimaya Jones led the LHS girls with nine points. Quana Jones and Shannon Truesdale each hit eight points. Almesha Catoe chipped in five points. Shaniqua Waters and Laquisha Stewart had four points apiece. Cherrell Cousar added one point.

Lanie Whitaker led Boiling Springs with 16 points. Charazla Petty added 12 for the Lady Bulldogs.