LHS women have key region basketball game this evening

Published 10:00 pm Monday, January 23, 2017

LANDRUM – For 24 minutes on Friday evening, Jan. 20, Landrum’s women all but picked the pockets of their Greer Middle College Charter High School opponents, building a comfortable 68-21 lead. In the final eight minutes, the Cardinals lost a bit of their intensity, but retained enough to forge a 78-36 win over the hard-playing visiting Blazers.

The Cardinals were hardly perfect in those first three periods, as the Blazers created some turnovers, but it was clearly the Cardinals’ game.

“We’ve been stressing doing the little things right,” Landrum head coach Deon Brice noted, “trying to get ready for the playoffs.”

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Now 14-2 overall, and 3-1 in the region, the youngish Cardinals are “working on better habits,” Brice added. One of those has been clearing the boards, where they overwhelmed the Blazers.

“You win the rebound war,” Brice noted, “you can win the game.”

The Cardinals’ Sara Price got Landrum up, 7-0. Price went on to score 11, with Kaylee Huntley’s 16 leading winners, and all others. Lindsey Hardin added 15 for Landrum, with Rachel Lanford and Ellen Boatwright adding seven apiece. Bailey Butler, who brought down key rebounds, scored six. Alyssa Davis netted ten points, including two threes.

Landrum held leads of 23-8, 46-17 and 68-21 after the first three periods.

This evening at six the Cardinals visit region rival Blacksburg. On Friday, Jan. 27, they host Chesnee, another region rival. Tipoff is set for 6:30.