By David Kellin, firstname.lastname@example.org
The first round of SCHSL Class AA playoff games goes to the Andrew Jackson Volunteers and Lady Volunteers with wins over the teams from Ninety Six, SC. The Lady Vols defeated the Ninety-Six girls 46 -32. The Vols won a close game 56 to 52. AJ senior Jamie Hinson sealed the win with last seconds free throws which made it a two-score victory.
The Vols took the lead in the first quarter and kept it through out most of the game. The Vols were up by 5 at the end of the first quarter 16-11. The score at the half was 32 to 25 in favor of the Vols. The Third Quarter saw the lead continue to grow to 44 to 36. The final quarter was much closer with Ninety-Six gaining some ground but unable to keep the momentum. AJ Vols win 56-52.
The lead scorer for the Vols was Jamie Hinson with 14 pointson 3 goals, two treys, and 2 for 2 on free throws. Joey Walters had 13 points.OJ white added 10 points. Jawquinn Black added 7 points. DJ Ealey had 6 points.Josh Adams added 4 points. Tyrone Gilford had 2 points. The team scored 22 of34 free throws
The Ninety Six team scored on 8 of 26 free throws
The Lady Vols started off the game trailing at the end ofthe first quarter 5-9. They rallied back in the second half to enter halftimewith a score of 21-12. The third quarter was a low scoring quarter that endedwith the Lady Vols ahead 28-17. Lady Vols won the game with a score of 46-32.
Osha Black was lead scorer with 11 points on 3 goals and 5 of9 free throws. Annsley Vick added 8 points. Caroline Wrenn had 7 points. OksanaLathan and Lexi Roberson each had 6 points. Iesha Williams scored 4 points.Harleigh Payne had 3 points. McKenzie Marshall had 1 point. The Lady Vols scoredon 22 of 39 free throws.
Ninety-Six scored on 5 of 17 free throws.
The Lady Vols will travel to Greenville to play the ChristChurch Episcopal team on Friday. The Boys game will be determined by the matchup between Christ Church Episcopal Boys and Buford Boys which will be played onWednesday of this week. If Buford wins, they will play AJ Vols at AJ on FridayNight.