LHS girls win to gain region split

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By Eric Rowell

The Lancaster Lady Bruins used a pivotal fourth-period run to down York 50-43 in Region III-AAAA play.

The LHS girls' win gave the Bruins a split of the league twin bill.

York rallied in the second half for the 53-51 win in the boys' game.

In the opener, Lancaster, which held the lead for the bulk of the first half, saw York charge to forge a 32-30 advantage in the third period.

The Lady Cougars were down 25-20 at the break before the Lady Bruins got rolling.

A 12-5 York run to open the third quarter gave the Lady Cougars a 32-30 edge.

Back came Lancaster with a crucial 11-0 run to forge a 41-32 lead and control of the contest.

Tenisha Howze, who hit 13 points, netted seven in the final period. Howze hit nine points in the second half.

LHS senior Miteka Trueheart paced the Lancaster cause, hitting 18 points, 11 in the first half.

"We came together and played four quarters of intense basketball," LHS coach Ronnie Robinson said. "Our intensity made the difference tonight.

"We were able to make some key free throws and get big rebounds in the second half," Robinson said. "When we did get behind in the third period, we never lost our composure and stayed focused which was the key. We handled an adverse situation."

Lancaster held a 25-20 lead at the half and owned a 37-32 edge after three periods.

Trueheart paced LHS with 18 points and Howze hit 13.

Tamesha Fletcher had six points. Quana Jones and Tara Tipton chipped in four points each.

Courtney McCrorey tallied two points and Laquisha Stewart had one point for LHS, 4-2, 1-1.

Erica Shannon paced York with 18 points.

In the nightcap, York rallied in the second half to take the two-point win.

An O.B. Love four-point play on a trey and foul shot put York up 48-46 with 2:25 to play and the Cougars held on for the win.

"We played well in spurts, but had too many unforced turnovers down the stretch," LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. "We played hard against one of the league's top players. We just need to take care of the ball better."

Love led York with 22, 15 in the second half.

Lancaster held a 29-26 edge at the break, but York used a 14-9 run in the third period to gain a 40-38 edge with a quarter to go. The game was tight to the end, but Love's four-point play put York up and they held on for the win

Drew Harper added 18 points, 14 in the first half for York.

Shurdell Wright led LHS, 4-2, 0-2, with 15 points. Xavier Holloway followed with 13 points. Casey Catoe tallied six and Michael Catoe added five. Ron Trapps tallied four.

Avery Harris and Teron Truesdale each hit three points. Gerard Brace added two.

Buford girls fall

Lewisville built an early lead and was able to stay on top for a 54-29 win over the BHS Lady Jackets.

The Lady Lions used a 15-6 run in the second period to take a 27-11 edge at the break.

Lewisville owned a 37-15 spread after three periods.

Brittany McCarter led BHS with 20, 15 in the second half.

Amanda Truesdale had six points. Shanequel Blakeney chipped in two and Jessica Adams had one.

Kereshia Foster led the Lady Lions with 14. Courtney Sink and A. Stalworth scored 11 each.

BHS plays Lamar in the Cheraw tournament on Thursday at 2 p.m.