Thornwell's 3-point play lifts LHS

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Prep basketball roundup

By The Staff



Lancaster High’s Sindarius Thornwell converted a three-point play with 23 seconds to play to power Lancaster to a 59-58 comeback win over South Pointe High in Rock Hill on Tuesday night.

South Pointe held a 33-27 lead at the break, but Lancaster rallied with a 17-8 third-period run to gain a 44-41 edge.

The final period was tight to the finish, with Thornwell, who had 30 points, hitting a bucket and adding a free throw to give LHS its one-point lead.

Thornwell hit nine of 10 free throws to aid the LHS win.

South Pointe had time to net the go-ahead bucket, but the LHS defense held strong to keep LHS unbeaten at 6-0.

South Pointe made 14 of 24 free throws.

Alan Robinson hit 14 points to aid the Bruins.

Shaq Williams scored nine. Brien Clyburn, C.D. Pelham and Markevias Hall had two points each.

Manzey Miller paced South Pointe with 17 and Xavier Williams scored 12.

In the girls game, South Pointe edged the LHS girls, 45-44.

Deona Davis hit two free throws to lift SPHS to the win.

Lancaster, up 18-9 after one period, held a 26-22 lead at the break. The Lady Bruins, 1-2, owned a 34-30 lead with a period to play, but the Lady Stallions used a 15-10 final period run to net the win.

Kyia Hough hit 11 to lead LHS. Phoebe Johnson and Tarah Tipton, who had 11 rebounds, each scored 10 points.

Sha’Ron Brunson netted seven. Chanda Nivens scored three. Aliya Davis tallied two and Tori Cunningham had one.

London Minor led South Pointe with 19. Ashley Jaggers added 11, hitting 5 of 6 free throws.

Lancaster hosts Andrew Jackson tonight, with the girls’ game at 6 and the boys to play at 7:30.

Vols sweep Lions

The Andrew Jackson Volunteers swept a non-region twin bill from Lewisville High on Tuesday night.

The Lady Vols, 1-2, downed the Lady Lions 56-29 and the Vols took a 51-42 win.

The AJ boys improved to 2-1 with their nine-point win.

The Vols led 11-7 after one period and held a 23-22 lead at the break.

AJ went on a key 17-4 run which started in the third period and extended into the final quarter to take control.

“We played and fought for four quarters,” AJ coach Danny Wright said. “We also did a good job of hitting free throws.

“I was real proud of Avalon Truesdale,” he said. “His hard work has paid off.”

Truesdale led AJ with 23 points. Quadarius Fair scored eight and Dustin Eddins scored seven. Bobby Delly scored six and Chris White tallied five. Wade Eubanks hit two.

Quay Walls led the Lions with 14.

In the opener, the Lady Vols, 1-2, were in control from the start.

AJ owned a 14-6 first-period lead and then used a 13-3 second quarter charge to forge a 27-9 lead.

The Lady Vols led 41-19 after three periods before taking the 27-point win.

“We’re putting the pieces together, and this was our most complete win,” AJ coach Dennis Farmer said. “It’s always good when all your players score.”

Dareisha Sowell led AJ with 13 points. Anslee McDow scored eight. Elizabeth Scott and Summer Vick each tallied seven. McKenzie Horton had six.

Kristen Rutledge had four. Kantara Sowell and Halle Thompson hit three each. Brandy Truesdale and Oxi Shropshire scored two points each. Lauren Rowell added one.

The Vols visit county foe Lancaster tonight at 6, with the boys game at 7:30.