Lady Bruins win, aid playoff hopes

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County prep hoops roundup

By The Staff

The Lancaster High Lady Bruins continued their late-season surge for a Class AAAA  postseason with a Region III-AAAA road win over York.

The LHS girls, locked in a 22-all tie at the half, ignited to notch a 58-33 win over York.

The Lady Bruins’ win gave Lancaster a split after the Bruins dropped a 51-40 loss to the Cougars.

In the girls’ game, LHS took control as it outscored the Lady Cougars, 35-11 in the second half.

The Lady Bruins, 8-5, 9-10, used a 17-4 third period run to take a 39-26 lead after three periods

Phoebe Johnson, who hit 10 points along with Sha’Ron Brunson each scored four points in the third period and Tilandra Staton hit three to key the Lancaster girls.

Shareese Ross led the LHS girls with 12, eight in the second half, to go with four rebounds and four steals.

Johnson had 10 points, nine rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals.

Lancaster had 12 players score, with Hayden Thorne and Kaela Robinson netting six points each. Thorne added five rebounds.

Aliyah Davis hit five and grabbed five boards to go with two steals.

Sha’Ron Brunson finished with four. Kenyotta Robertson, Jizmine Williams and Staton each had three points.

Robertson added three steals.

Chanda Nivens, Alexis Williams and Keyotta Garris each netted two points.

Carrie Lee Lancaster led York with 14 points and Latrellini Mobley added 10.

In the boys game, York earned the split with a 15-5 blitz in the final period for the 51-40 victory.

York, with a narrow 36-35 lead after three periods, ignited in the final period to take the 11-point win.

Kaiyon Schrouder hit 17, 12 in the second period when York took a 24-16 lead at the half.

Deshaw Andrews hit 16 and Daurice Simpson scored 11 for York, 4-9, 8-12.

Lancaster, 4-9, 12-11, was led by junior guard Deuce Dunlap who hit 11, including three treys.

Keifon Cogdell netted eight. Demarcus Montgomery and C.D. Pelham scored six each.

Calvin Crawford scored three. Jay Hood, E.J. Patterson and Kevonte Strain had two each.

Lancaster will host South Pointe for LHS senior night.

Jackets win at Chesterfield

Buford, with a splendid showing, used a torrid finish to notch a 64-56 overtime win over Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

Kholby Pate’s trey at the end of regulation sent the game to OT with a 53-all tie.

BHS, from that point, ignited on an 11-3 surge to take the eight-point win.

“This was a great win for our team,” Buford High coach Neil Couch said. “We had some good looks and took advantage of those shots and knocked them down. I was proud of our intensity.

“Down by 19, it would have been easy to fold, but we battled back and showed a lot of character. This was a team win and we will need that type effort at Indian Land on Friday night.”

Buford trailed 24-13 at the break, but used a 20-16 third period run to slice the gap to 40-33.

In the final period, Buford, 2-7, 8-9, finished with a 20-13 run to tie the game at 53-all and force OT. Pate netted 26 of his 30 points in the second half, 14 in the final period. Pate drained six treys, including the three to force the overtime.

Mikeem McKinney scored all four of his points in the OT and Nate Saxon added three.

Orantez Coleman and Corey Bracey each hit seven each and Nate Saxon added five. Garrett Crenshaw and McKinney each hit four. Evan Joplin tallied three.

Jesse Stacks and Christian Joplin added two points each.

Buford girls had a tough night at Chesterfield, falling to the Lady Rams, 34-22.

Chesterfield led 19-9 at the break and took control with a 13-2 third-period run to gain a 32-11 lead after three periods.

BHS, 2-7, 10-10, rallied with a 10-2 charge in the final period, but the Lady Rams kept the upper hand for the win.

Carley Bailey led Buford with 12 points and three rebounds.

Erica Blackmon netted eight with two rebounds and two steals. Gabby Davis had two points and eight rebounds.

Kristen White and Yasmine Joines each scored nine points to lead the Lady Rams.

“We’re going to regroup and focus on the Indian Land game,” BHS coach T.J. Armbrust said. “We’re going to go there and give it our best shot and try to send our seniors out with a win.”

Buford will hit the road to Indian Land to face the Warriors in region play tonight.

 The girls play at 6 p.m., with the boys game to tip off at 7:30.