Landrum women dominate Chesnee to win first region game

Published 3:20 pm Thursday, January 11, 2018

Landrum’s women welcomed their first game of varsity region basketball competition by hammering the visiting Chesnee Eagles, 64-38.

 The Cardinals are now 12-2 overall, and 1-0 in the region.

 Only early in the second quarter did the Eagles have any chance, as the Cardinals suffered a short lapse in overall intensity. At that, the winners led 21-10 after the first period, and 33-19 at the half.

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 The Cardinals’ Lindsey Hardin led all scorers with 21 points, including four three-pointers.

 “We have a tendency to hit cruise control a bit early,” admitted Landrum head coach Deon Brice, whose preference is to play hard for the entire game, and give opponents no chance. That the Cardinals did for most of the game’s 32 minutes, whipping the Eagles, 15-7, in the third quarter, and outscoring them, 16-12, in the final period.

 Early in the third quarter, Hardin’s three made it 38-19. The Cards led, 41-24, after Sara Price’s steal and layup. 

“We’ve got veterans,” Brice explained, but we’re still young. “They (the Cardinals) came out and tried to do too much. Though Brice will lose a few veteran players, many are returning, and for nearly all the time, they’ll play hard, with focus.

 “That’s all I ask them to do,” Brice said, “is play hard.” He knows that the score will take care of itself.

 This Friday, the Cardinals host St. Joseph’s Catholic.