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Lee Central spoiled Buford’s annual senior night with a pair of Conference IV-AA wins on Tuesday night.
The Jackets dropped a tough 49-47 loss to the Stallions, while the BHS girls fell in a 69-31 setback in the varsity opener.
LC’s Zasmond Reames made his only two points count as he dropped in two free throws with 21.3 seconds to play to lift the Stallions to the two-point win.
Buford had a couple of chances to tie the game, or possibly win with a three-pointer, but couldn’t convert.
Lee Central, up 27-20, used a 10-0 run late in the third perod which carried over to the final period to gain the upper hand at 39-37.
“I hate to lose, but we have to move on,” BHS coach Neil Couch said. “We played about as well as we could. I was proud of our senior players and we’re going to miss them next season.”
Logan Segee sparked the Jackets with 18, 14 in the second half. Marcus Brown hit 10 as did Qua Truesdale. Jacob Jamison finished with four. Desmond McGriff hit three and Makeem McKinney netted two.
Alonzo Holmes led Lee Central with 15. Shawn Wilson scored 13 points.
In the girls’ game, the LC girls used a 16-8 second-period surge to build a 31-16 edge after taking a 15-8 lead at the end of the opening period.
“Lee Central is a good team and they played well,” BHS coach T.J. Armbrust said. “We made some mistakes. Their quickness hurt us.
“I thought we played with good intensity in the second half,” Armbrust said. “We played hard and never gave up.”
Erica Blackmon paced the Lady Jackets with 12 points. Carley Bailey scored six and Kendall Boone added four.
Brittany Faulkner, Erica Powers, Daphne Honeycutt and Tiera Stewart netted two points each. Hannah Knight added one.
Ariel Boyle led the Lady Stallions with 18, 12 in the second half. Jameka Bolden scored 16, eight in each half. Geneive Hammett hit 13 and Quetta Brown added 12.
Buford visited Indian Land to cap regular-season play on Thursday night.
AJ Vols fall twice
Andrew Jackson, on its final regular-season road game, dropped a pair of losses to Cheraw on Tuesday night.
The Volunteers fell to the Braves, 50-45 and the AJ girls lost in the opener, 45-39.
The Lady Vols, in a solid first-half effort, owned a 21-10 lead, but couldn’t hold on in the six-point loss.
Cheraw ignited on a pivotal 17-6 surge to deadlock the game at 27-all in the third period.
CHS ignited with an 18-12 run in the final quarter to notch the comeback win.
“We played very well offensively and defensively in first half,” AJ coach Dennis Farmer said. “In the second half, we had too many wasted scoring opportunities. Our defense did not play as well in second half. The first four minutes of the second half is a critical time to seize control of the game and we failed to do that.”
Jameka Buchanan paced Cheraw with 24.
AJ, 14-7, 4-5, was led by Elizabeth Scott’s 13 points. Bre Wright hit 12 and Dareisha Sowell scored 11.
McKenzie Horton scored two and Ashley Williams added one.
In the boys game, Cheraw was able to notch the five-point win over the Vols.
AJ led 11-9 after a period, but Cheraw rallied to gain a 24-20 edge at the break. The Braves owned a 37-31 lead after three and stayed on top for the tough win.
Vols’ senior Tremaine Jackson led AJ, 5-12, 3-6, with 15 points. Wade Eubanks netted nine and Tilson Kirkland tallied eight.
Dustin Eddins hit six and Robert Massey had four. Bobby Delly chipped in two and Quincy Grier added one.
Malik Sellers, Demetrius Holiday and Aaron Robinson hit 12 points each for Cheraw which improved to 4-5 in the league.
Warriors sweep Eagles
Indian Land rolled to a pair of Region IV-AA wins over Central High in Pageland on Tuesday night.
The Lady Warriors, 13-9, 5-4, started strong in building a 21-5 first period lead on the way to the 68-27 win.
The IL boys kept pace in the Region IV-AA race with an 87-49 region road win over Central High School of Pageland.
Rashid McGriff paced the Warriors with 27 points and Terrell Rodgers hit 20. Rodgers, in a splendid game, had nine steals, nine assists and grabbed six rebounds.
Hayden Sawyer scored 17 and added seven assists.
Jarrell Robinson tallied 14 and had 10 boards.
Darnell Rodgers hit four and Jalen Burrell added three. Marty Cauthen chipped in point and had seven rebounds.
The Indian Land rolled to a 68-27 win over Central in the girls game.
The Lady Warriors, 13-9, 5-4, took control early with a 21-5 first-period
The Lady Eagles closed to 28-16 at the break, but IL used a 19-2
third-period surge to build a 47-18 lead.
Kelsey Young, who led IL with 21, tallied 11 in the third period to boost
the Lady Warriors.
Young scored 17 in the second half. Jessica Floyd scored 19, including 11
in the first half. Brittany Montgomery had 10. Khadejah Sistare netted six
and Mariah Williams hit five.
Toi Lathan supplied four and Lindsay Johnson added three.
Dearo Nivens led Central with 10. Cherrie Thompson and Danielle Moore scored six each.