by David Kellin, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Andrew Jackson Volunteers defeated the Abbeville Panthers at home on Tuesday night in the third round of the SCHSL Class AA basketball playoffs by a score of 67-55.
The Vols came out in a calm and determined manner and took control of the ball and game by a well-defined passing game. By slowing the game down, they were able to use the clock to their advantage. The Vols took the first quarter by 6 points with the score 15 to 9. At the half the scoring difference was down to 3. Halftime score was 29-26. The Vols narrowly kept the lead in the third quarter 43-41. The fourth quarter saw the Vols explode and outscore the Panthers by 10 points. Score at end of game 67-55
Joey Walters was lead scorer for the Volunteers with 20 points from 5 treys and 5 of 7 free throws. Jamie Hinson added 17 points. OJ white added 9 points. DJ Ealey had 8 points. Shiheme Ricks had 6 points. Jalen Robinson had 4 points. Tyrone Gilford had 2 points and Jawquinn Black added 1 point.
The Volunteers scored on 15 of 25 free throws. They turned the ball over 11 times.
“I am so proud of my guys, they play with so much intensity. They hustled for 4 quarters and left everything on the court. We had a plan, and they executed it tonight.” Said Danny Wright, Head Coach of the Volunteers.
Titus Paul was lead scorer for the Panthers with 15 points on 2 goals, 3 treys, and 2 of 3 free throws.
“They executed better than we did tonight.” Said Panther’s Head Coach Douglas Belcher. “We just did not come to play.”
The Volunteers will advance to the next round of the playoffs. The Vols will play the winner of the Silver Bluff and Southside Christian Game at Bon Secours Arena