WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central Lady Griffins recovered well from a tough loss at Newberry by picking up two routs this past week.
The girls improved to 10-5 on the season and are still undefeated at home. That will be tested in the upcoming week with a tough region match-up against Keenan.
The Lady Griffins tipped off the week at home against an overmatched Pelion team. The Panthers came in 4-10 and were never even competitive against Fairfield Central.
The Lady Griffins were off at running in the first quarter, building a 25-6 lead and cruised to a 59-28 win. Chyna Moore led the way with 15 points and everybody scored for Fairfield Central.
Overall, the seniors scored 25 points, leaving the underclassmen to show off what they were capable of.
Despite the large margin of victory, it felt like the Lady Griffins could have done more, especially during the third quarter when they only scored 4 points.
“We totally just shut down in the third quarter, I don’t understand it,” Coach Amelia Miller said. “But the flow of the game wasn’t there for us.”
The game still was a region win and allowed for plenty of playing time for the younger girls.
“I tried to play everybody tonight to get their confidence up, and we wanted to rest our starters,” she said. “Rest their legs, be ready for Friday night. (THree games in four nights) is definitely tough. I tell the girls it’s mental, it’s all mental now. You have to really focus on the details and get it done.”
The rest paid off when the Lady Griffins visited Mid Carolina on Friday. The Rebels have struggled at times this year but have been solid and entered the game with a 3-1 record in the region.
While Coach Miller was again able to play everyone, it was the seniors leading the way this time.
Chyna Moore scored a season high 22 and Tanise Davis added another 15. The Lady Griffins took control early and cruised to their fifth win by 20 or more points on the season. Fairfield Central is now 4-2 in the region and in third place behind Newberry and Keenan.
Coach Miller knew the Rebels were good, but expected her team to get the big win.
“I just told the girls to go out and play hard, execute, and just have fun tonight,” she said. “Every game is an important game to us. All of our players work hard each and every day.”
Miller stressed the important of preparing like a starter and being prepared when called on.
“Be ready when your number’s called, and I felt like they gave great effort tonight. We’re moving forward and we’re ready for our next game,” she said.
The focus now will be making the most of the full week the Lady Griffins have to prepare for Keenan’s visit on Friday. Tip off will be at 6 p.m.
Reach James Inabinet at (803) 635-4016.