Round one of the Comporium Christmas Invitational began on Friday night featuring teams from Andrew Jackson, Monroe, Chester and Marlboro County, and Eau Claire.
The Marlboro County Girls won their match 53 to 51. The lead scorer for the Monroe team was Jasimine Reddick with 20 points on 8 goals and 4 of 5 free throws. The lead scorer for Marlboro County team was Jasmine Norman with 31 points on 5 goals, 5 treys and 5 of 5 free throws.
The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers faced off against the Lady Cyclones from Chester in the early evening game. The Lady Vols won handily with a score of 82 to 6. AJ took the lead early in the first quarter with a 27-point lead 29 to 2. The Lady Vols ran the floor for two more quarters racking up 27 more points by halftime, and 17 unanswered points in the third quarter. The final quarter was the lowest for points with the Lady Vols outscoring the Lady Cyclones by just 5 points during the quarter. The Game ended with a score of 82 to 6 in favor of Lady Vols.
For the Lady Vols, Osha Black scored a total of 21 points on 10 goals and one of 2 free throws. Iesha Williams added 17 more points. Annsley Vick scored 14 points. Caroline Wrenn added 12 points. Haleigh Payne added 8 points. Oksana Lathan had 6 points. Anna Hinson and Makenzie Marshal each had 2 points.
Zanyiah Sanders from the Lady Cyclones was the lead scorer with 3 points. Chester Girls will match up with Monroe girls in the first Saturday afternoon game. The Lady Vols will play for championship against Marlboro County.
The Boys brackets feature teams from Eau Claire, Marlboro County and Chester High School. The first match up for the boys was Marlboro County vs Chester High School. The AJ Vols played in the late game against Eau Claire.
The Chester Cyclones won their match against the Marlboro County Bulldogs by a score of 86 to 58. The Cyclones took an early lead of 12 points and never gave the lead back. Quay Carter was lead scorer for the Cyclones with 27 points. Damien Bruce and Wesley Brown for the Bulldogs each had 14 points
AJ took an early lead against the Shamrocks with a score of 17 to 13 at the end of the first quarter. At the half it was AJ 37 to Eau Claire 28. The margin of about 10 points continued through the third quarter when the score was 60-50 for AJ and the start of the fourth Quarter. The final score 83 to 59 in favor of AJ.
Jamie Hinson took the scoring lead this game with 31 points on 6 goals, 3 treys and 10 of 12 free throws. DJ Ealey and Joey Walters each had 14 points. Tyrone Gilford and O J White each added 8 points. Jyleik Elder had 3 points. Josh Adams and Daymon Cunningham each had 2 points and MiKeem McClain had one point.
Robert Johnson was lead scorer for Eau Claire with 14 points. The Chester Boys will face the Vols on Saturday evening’s game for the Championship. In the afternoon consolation bracket Marlboro County will face off against the Eau Claire Team.