Vols Take Two from Eagles

By David Kellin, editor@pantagraph.online

The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams grabbed wins in a pair of road games at Central High School in Pageland on Friday night. The boys won 54 to 43. The girls won 59 to 23.

The Vols began using their game plays and strategies early in the game. They worked as a team to find the open shot and to control the game. They slowed down and executed plays rather than race for a basket..

The Vols took a 10 point lead early in the game, ending the first quarter 17 to 7. The Eagles fought back narrowing the gap to 3 trailing the Vols at the half 28-25. The third quarter was still a 3 point lead for the Vols 34 to 31. The Vols surged ahead in the fourth quarter by 12 and takes the win 54 to 43.

DJ Ealey and OJ White shared the lead scorer title for this game with 12 points each on a collective 8 goals 1 trey and 5 of 8 free throws. Shiheme Ricks had 10 points. Jamie Hinson added 8 points. Joey Walters had 6 points. Tyrone Gilford, Jalen Robinson, and Josh Adams each had 2 points.

Caleb Cofield was lead scorer for Central with 14 points.

Vols head coach Danny Williams said. “It was good to get a conference win. I am proud of the boys and the effort they gave. They wereable to get tough down deep and on free throws.

The Lady Vols seemed to have an easy time winning against the Lady Eagles. They repeatedly took the ball away and had a clear path down the lane. The game is not just to defeat your opponent, but to continually build your skills. Coach Gaines said, “We didn’t have any energy and that affected us. We have to be more consistent! ” A 36 point win does not your season make.

The Lady Vols trailed the first quarter of their game 5-7. They regained the lead and widened it to 10 by halftime to 26 to 16. The third quarter score was a thirty point advantage to the Lady Vols 49 to 19. The final score was 59 to 23, Lady Vols take the win.

Oksana Lathan was the lead scorer for the game with 23 points on 8 goals, 1 trey and 4 of 6 free throws. Carolina Wrenn had 13 points. Annsley Vick added 7 points. Iesha Williams had 6 points. Makenzie Marshall and Osha Black each had 5 points.

Madison Hamilton was lead scorer for Lady Eagles with 6 points

The Lady Vols head coach commented. “Not starting one of my seniors Iesha Williams, it shows her leadership was missed. “

The Vols host Lee Central at home on Tuesday the 15th

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