The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols continued their drive towards the playoffs with another win. They battled the Cheraw Lady Braves at home on Friday night to a 44-38. The AJ boys fought hard but came up 10 points short in their battle with the Braves 67-57.
The Lady Vols took charge with a 2-point lead in the first quarter 11-9. In the runup to the half, the Lady Vols chalked up 5 extra points to post a 7-point lead at the half 23-16. The lead dropped to 4 as Callie Bryant of the Lady Braves found the quarter’s trey to help outscore the Lady Vols by 3 points. Third Quarter score was 32-28 in Lady Vols favor. The final score was 44-38.
4 field goals, 1 trey and hitting 7 of 10 free throws put Danielle Ussery in the lead scorer spot for the Lady Vols. Makaylen Crosby was a close second with 15 points. Raegan Brewer dropped in 8 points. Iesha Williams added 3 points.
AJ has 13 team fouls and 17 turnovers. Cheraw had 22 Team fouls and 14 turnovers.
“Great win, we are locked back in to first place in a tie with Cheraw for the region.” Said ShaRon Robinson coach of the Lady Vols. She also talked about the need for the Lady Vols to capitalize on free throws and not making rush turnovers when coming out after halftime.
Callie Bryant paced the Lady Braves with 15 points.
The struggles of the young AJ Vols continued. They trailed the Cheraw Braves throughout the Friday game. They were 2 points behind at the end of the first quarter 19-17. The Vols stayed within striking distance through the half with just 5 points separating the teams 28-23. The points gap was 7 at the end of three quarters 45-37. The final score was 67-57.
Jamie Hinson hit 3 field goals, 4 treys and 2 of 4 free throws to lead the Vols with 20 points. Joey Walters hit 18 points for the team. Jalen Robinson found 12 points, and OJ White had 7 points. AJ had 14 team fouls and 9 turnovers. Cheraw had 16 team fouls and 14 turnovers.
“Inexperience as a varsity team, I am proud of them as a team. When we pressed the ball we did pretty good. We just have to do the little things. We missed a lot of layups, and a lot of free throws. We will have to keep shooting and practicing and get better.” Said Danny Williams coach of the Vols.
Marshal Myers paced the Braves with 32 points.
AJ will host Indian Land on Tuesday.