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FORT MILL – Lancaster prevailed in a battle of Class AAAA top 10 girls teams on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Fort Mill.
The No. 6 LHS girls finished strong to gain a 55-37 win over No. 10 Fort Mill.
The Lady Bruins’ 18-point win gave LHS a Region IV-AAAA split after the Jackets downed the Bruins, 53-40.
The 14-4 LHS girls, 11-0 with 12 straight wins, forged a 22-13 halftime lead and pulled away for the 18-point win over the Lady Jackets.
Lancaster, with a 16-13 third period, owned a 38-26 lead after three quarters.
“We played good defense and held them to 13 points in the first half,” LHS coach Ronnie Robinson said. “We defended the ball well and limited them to one shot.
“We did a good job of controlling the game.”
Senior center Phoebe Johnson led the Lady Bruins with 16 points, 11 rebounds, three blocked shots and an assist. Senior guard Kyia Hough hit 14 points with four assists and two steals.
Keyotta Garris netted eight points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist.
Hayden Thorne tallied four points, six rebounds, two steals, a blocked shot and an assist.
Mia Flowers had four points and one rebound. Kaliyah Jackson added three points.
Kenyotta Robertson chipped in two points and a rebound.
Aliyah Davis had two points, two rebounds and an assist. Kaela Robinson supplied a point, steal and three assists. Amirah Steward scored a point, with two boards and a steal. Alexis Williams added two rebounds.
In the boys’ game, Lancaster dipped to 7-15, 1-10, after the 13-point loss.
Fort Mill pulled away in the final period with a 19-8 surge to gain the region win.
FM held a 34-32 lead after three before finishing strong for the win.
Michael Scurlock led the Jackets with 13.
Matt Tillery and Brandon Plyler each had 10 points for the Yellow Jackets. Keifon Cogdell and Deuce Dunlap each hit 10 to lead LHS.
Lewis Johnson had six and Desmond Ricks had four. E.J. Patterson and Nehemiah McGriff each tallied three. Quasheon McCarter and Cordarious Tinsley each had two points.
Lancaster hosts Nation Ford on Friday, Feb. 7.