Four wins in a row for Landrum women’s basketball team: Landrum women turn back Blacksburg, Polk County

Published 6:17 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Landrum’s women nearly stifled Blacksburg’s offense, as the Cardinals turned back their guests, 38-22, on Tuesday, Jan. 12.  The win was the fourth in a row for the Cardinals, who are now 9-4 overall. They host region rival Powdersville this Friday evening at 6 p.m.

“For some reason, Blacksburg always give us trouble,” explained Cardinals’ head coach Deon Brice. “We started off slow in the first half, struggling to make shots we normally make, but in the second half, our team woke up, and made a few defensive stops.”

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Through the first two quarters, the Cardinals allowed their guests few opportunities, and built a 15-10 lead. In the third period, however, Landrum dominated the Wildcats, 10-2, taking a 25-12 lead and never looking back.

Brice continued, “With (Ellen) Boatwiright (11 points) and Lindsay Hardin (six points) hitting threes, that kept us out far enough to hold Blacksburg off. It’s when you have a bad game, and can still win, is when you know you have a special team.” Kayley Huntley added six for the Cardinals.

Through much of the game, Blacksburg players hurried their shots, and missed many from three-point and longer two-point range. The Cardinals, on the other hand, showed more discipline, passing more to wait for higher percentage opportunities.

A few days prior, on Saturday evening Jan. 9, Landrum topped Polk County, 47-39, in a re-scheduled contest.

“We did a great job on defense allowing only four players to score,” Brice observed.

Sara Price led Landrum with 12 points, and also grabbed ten rebounds and fed four assists. Lynnley Brown added ten points (plus eight rebounds and three steals), and Hardin eight points.

“With two starters out due to foul trouble, Lynnley Brown and Lindsay Hardin came off the bench, and gave us a huge boost, Brice remarked. He noted that his players “stayed focused and kept fighting the whole game. I was very proud of how hard we played. It was a big win for our girls.”