Warriors hold on, split with Cycs

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IL boys win

By Eric Rowell

INDIAN LAND – Indian Land held on for a split of a non-region twin bill with Class AAA foe Chester on Monday, Dec. 10.


The Warriors, 6-1, topped the Cyclones in the nightcap when it took an 89-80 comeback win.

The IL boys’ win came after the Lady Warriors dropped a 48-34 loss to the Lady Cyclones.

In the boys’ game, Indian Land, with a fast start, bolted to a 25-5 lead before the Cycs came on to make it 41-34 at the break.

The Cyclones continued to charge to take a 56-55 lead on Terrance Morris’ bucket with 2:06 to play in the third period, but the Warriors responded with a 13-4 run to gain a 68-60 edge with a period to play.

Chester outscored Indian Land, 22-20 in the final period, but the Warriors protected their lead for the win.

Hayden Sawyer and Rokym Felder each hit 29 points to pace the Warriors’ effort. Sawyer netted 16 in the first half and Felder scored 15.

Felder aided IL in the final period with nine points.

“We got off to a good start and built a good lead, but then we got sloppy,” Indian Land High coach Nate Smith said. “We played well enough to win, but didn’t play a good game. We gave them too many chances to get back in the game and we were too soft on defense.”

Darnell Rodgers aided IL with 16 points, 10 in the second half.

Marty Cauthen and Lee McCall each had four points. Quantra Taylor hit three. Cameron Davis and Chris Barnes each had two points.

Tommy Sanders scored 15 and Shaq Hinton added 12 for CHS.

In the opener, Indian Land battled Chester for three periods, but the Lady Cycs used a 19-7 run to take a 48-34 win.

Chester, up 18-16 at the half, held a 29-27 lead with a period to play, but CHS ignited with its key 19-7 charge to claim the win.

T’Erica Sanders scored 10 to lead Chester.

Kate Komorous and Jessica Reynolds each scored eight points. Kendra Nesmith netted seven and Asha McIlwain had six. Selena Strobles had three points. Shalyn Dougherty and Mi’Asia McCarter had one point each.

 Indian Land visited Lewisville on Tuesday. The Warriors, idle Friday night, travel to Chester on Saturday to face the Cyclones.