LHS Lady Bruins, Warriors net wins

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Girls preseason basketball tournament

By The Staff

Lancaster and Indian Land each posted wins over county foes to highlight the final day of action in the Lancaster County Hardwood Classic on Tuesday night at the Indian Land High School gym.

The Lady Bruins pulled away in the second half to take a 54-33 win over Andrew Jackson. Host Indian Land cruised to a 56-13 win over rival Buford.

Lancaster held a 24-18 halftime lead on AJ and stretched it to 41-30 after three quarters. LHS outscored the Lady Vols 13-3 in the final eight minutes to notch the 21-point win.

“We were finally able to come out and take control of the game,” LHS coach Ronnie Robinson said. “Andrew Jackson was scrappy and played us tough.”

Cherrell Cousar, an all-tournament pick, paced a balanced Lady Bruins’ offense with 11 points.

Dimaya Jones, who also garnered all-tourney laurels, hit 10 points. Almesha Catoe chipped in nine and Tara Tipton tallied eight points in the balanced Lady Bruins’ attack.

Tyesha Elder and Quana Jones added four points each. Keondra Jenkins and Tamesha Fletcher each scored two points. Shaniqua Waters hit three points and Shannon Truesdale added one.

AJ was led by all-tournament pick Jazzy Gripper, who netted 16 points – 10 in the second half. Briana Wright had nine points. Porsha Howard and Racheal Dipple had three points each. Halee Thompson and Brandy Ellis added one point apiece.

Indian Land bolted to a 12-0 first-period lead and forged a 26-2 halftime lead on the way to the 43-point.

Mariah Williams and Mykela Hallums each hit 10 points. Hannah Harris tallied nine and Tameka Robinson scored seven points. Jessica Floyd, Tia Johnson and Brittany Montgomery hit four points each.

Amanda Guilickson scored three points. Jelissa Gordon and Alyssa Thomas had two points each. Shelby McConnell added one point.

Harris and Hallums were named to the all-tournament team.

Buford was led by Janay Blackmon’s five points. Carley Bailey had four points. H. Knight and Alicia Morris added two points each.

Chester captured the girls’ championship with a 72-44 win over Chesterfield High School.

Chester forged a 43-19 halftime lead on the way to the 28-point victory.

Micah Wessinger led the Lady Cyclones with 24 points.

Jasmine Sanders scored 16 and Raven Feaster hit 14 points.

Victoria McVictor led Chesterfield with nine points.

Chester defeated Indian Land 40-26 in the first round Saturday and rolled to a 75-50 win over  Lancaster.