LC Stallions sweep to region hoop wins over AJ Volunteers

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Vols basketball roundup



KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dropped a pair of home games to Lee Central in Region IV-AA basketball play Tuesday night.

The Lady Vols fell to the Lady Stallions, 47-43 and the LC boys completed the sweep with a 71-55 victory in the nightcap.

The Lady Vols, 10-7, 3-2, flirted with the upset of the Lee Central girls, but fell short in the four-point defeat.

AJ held an 18-14 edge after one period, but the Lady Stallions came back to take a 30-25 lead at the break.

The game was close to the end. The Lady Stallions were up, 41-37 after three periods before posting the narrow win.

“Our defensive effort was good, but we didn’t rebound well,” AJ coach Dennis Farmer said. “We didn’t handle the ball well and turnovers hurt us.”

Quetta Brown paced Lee Central with 16 points, nine in the second half. Ariel Boyle netted 13.

The Lady Vols were led by Bre Wright’s 17 points, nine in the first half. Elizabeth Scott scored 10, including six in the first two periods.

Summer Vick and Dareisha Sowell had five points each. McKenzie Horton and Anslee McDow added three points each.

In the nightcap, Lee Central broke out to an early lead and stayed in control for the 16-point win.

AJ, 6-9, 1-4, opened with a 6-0 run to begin play, but the Stallions answered with a 20-2 surge to take a 20-8 lead early in the second period.

“We came out fighting and brought that level of energy we had earlier in the season,” AJ coach Danny Wright said. “We didn’t execute and missed free throws and layups hurt our chances.”

The Stallions led 35-23 at the break and held a 47-36 lead with a period to play before taking the 16-point win.

LC’s Shaq Moses scored 22, 16 in the first half. Tyrell Hicks hit 12, eight in the second half. Walter Hill tallied 10 points.

AJ junior Avalon Truesdale led the Vols with 22, 14 in the second half.

Quadarius Fair finished with 16, 11 after the break.

Dustin Eddins, who drilled two treys, had eight as did Bobby Delly. Chris White added one.

AJ hits the road tonight with a short bus ride to face the Buford Yellow Jackets.