Strong finish gives Jackets split with Vols

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County Hoops Roundup

By The Staff




The Buford High boys finished strong to notch a 46-36 win over Andrew Jackson to gain a split of the Conference IV-AA varsity twin bill on Wednesday night at BHS.

The Lady Vols opened the doubleheader with a 45-38 win over the Lady Jackets.

The nightcap was tight until the final period when the Jackets used a 10-1 run to take control of the basketball game.

“We challenged our guys to play hard and play with heart and they did,” Buford High School coach Neil Couch said. “Our kids worked hard for the win.”

The game was tied at 27-all but the Jackets used a 10-1 charge to take a 37-28 edge.

AJ rallied to slice the gap to six, but it couldn’t get closer.

“We had too many turnovers,” AJ coach Dale Reeves said. “We didn’t finish well and our inexperience showed.”

BHS junior standout Marcus Brown led the Jackets with 12. Logan Segee and Qua Truesdale each scored nine. Desmond McGriff hit eight and Jacob Jamison hit six. Brett Estridge hit two.

Buford, up 7-6 after one period, rallied to gain a 22-20 lead at the half.

The game was tied at 27 going to the final period when the Jackets rallied for the 10-point win.

Tremaine Jackson led the Vols with 10. Robert Massey and Wade Eubanks had six each. Chris Harris had five. Quincy Grier netted three. Bobby Delly, Dustin Eddins and Chris White added two points each.

In the girls’ game, AJ rebounded from a 10-8 deficit to open the game to take a 28-18 halftime lead on the way to the seven-point win. AJ used an 11-0 run to end the third period to take control.

The Lady Vols owned a 38-28 lead with a period to play and held the edge for the win.

“We stepped it up in the second half and had good play from our bench,” AJ

coach Dennis Farmer said.

The Lady Vols were led by Bre Wright’s 13 points, 11 in the second half.

Dareisha Sowell and McKenzie Horton had 11 points apiece.

Horton hit eight in the first half, while Sowell scored six in the second

half. Brandy Truesdale had four and Oxi Shropshire scored three. Elizabeth

Scott had two and Ashley Williams added one.

Carley Bailey led BHS with 14. Daphne Honeycutt had nine and Erica

Blackmon netted seven. Hannah Knight scored four and Kendall Boone added

three. Catie Rowell tallied one.

“Our girls played well in the first half,” BHS coach T.J. Armbrust said.

“We made some mistakes and AJ took advantage.”


Indian Land took two from Andrew Jackson in Conference IV-AA play on

Tuesday night.

The Warriors notched a 78-59 win in the boys game after the Lady Warriors

won, 52-37.

In the boys’ game, IL, with a 34-33 lead at the half, used a 9-1 run to

open the second half to take control.

Terrell Rodgers led a balanced IL attack with 34, 27 in the second half as

the Warriors took the 19-point win.

Hayden Sawyer aided the Warriors with 18. Rashid McGriff and Shaq Lathan

had 10 points each. Jarrell Robinson had four and Cameron Davis hit


Dustin Eddins led AJ with 18, 12 in the first half. Robert Massey followed

with 13.

Quincy Grier scored nine and Tremaine Jackson added seven.

Bobby Delly tallied four. Chris Harris and Wade Eubanks each hit three.

Tilson Kirkland added two.

“I was pleased with the effort,” AJ coach Dale Reeves said. “Dustin Eddins

played well for us. Turnovers hurt us and they beat us in the transition


In the opener, IL used a fast start to fuel its win.

The Lady Warriors opened a 16-5 lead after one period and kept a

double-digit edge on the way to the win.

“This was a good, solid win,” IL coach Tamara Jacobus said. “We played

with more intensity tonight.”

Indian Land owned a 28-15 lead at the break and took a 39-27 spread into

the final period.

Mariah Williams led IL with 16. Hannah Harris and Shelby McConnell each

tallied nine. Jessica Floyd scored eight and Kelsey Young added six. Toi

Lthan and Brittney Montgomery scored two points each.

Dareisha Sowell led AJ with 11. Bre Wright hit five. Kristen Rutledge,

McKenzie Horton and Ashley Williams had four each. Elizabeth Scott netted

three. Leah Kennington, Ashleigh Aiello and Rebecca Johnson had two points



Buford launched a key three-game home stretch with a sweep of Central High

of Pageland on Tuesday night.

The Lady Jackets opened with a 38-34 win and the BHS boys followed with a

69-62 victory over the Eagles to complete the broom job.

In the nightcap, Buford, 8-11, 2-4, forged an early lead and held on for

the seven-point win.

Senior Logan Segee sparked the BHS offense with 37 points and 17 rebounds.

Segee hit 23 in the second half – 10 in the third period and 13 in the

final quarter.

“We gutted it out with a total team effort,” BHS coach Neil Couch said.

“Logan didn’t let us lose.”

Buford opened a 24-16 lead after one period and held a 35-32 edge at the


Central rallied to make it 51-50 after three periods, but the Jackets, led

by Segee’s 13 points in the final quarter, used an 18-12 run in the final

quarter to take the win.

Marcus Brown aided BHS with 11. Jacob Jamison scored six and Qua Truesdale

and Desmond McGriff had five each. Johnathan Soliman scored three. Brett

Estridge added two.

Radford Robinson led CHS with 23 and Quintin Wallace hit 23.

In the girls game, Buford ignited in the second half to take the

four-point win.

CHS led 9-6 after one quarter, but Buford rallied to tie the game at

19-all at the break.

The Jackets, with a 10-6 surge, held a 29-25 lead with a period to play.

“This was a total team effort,” BHS coach T.J. Armbrust said. “Defense was

the key and we rebounded well.”

Carley Bailey led the Lady Jackets, 4-11, 1-5, with 13, 10 in the second

half. Erica Blackmon scored eight and Hannah Knight hit six points and had

11 steals. Kendall Boone had five. Daphne Honeycutt, Brittany Faulkner and

Megan Deese had two points each.

Danielle Moore led Central with 14. Malia Rivers hit 11.