WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central Lady Griffins (13-5) breezed through the last week with easy wins over Columbia and Eau Claire but with two of their three remaining games against Newberry and Keenan, they have their work cut out for them.
At Columbia, it was Chyna Moore leading the Lady Griffins with 19 points in the game. Tanise Davis added a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists. After being shut down at Fairfield Central, the Lady Capitals showed some fight throughout the game.
After a tough start to the game, Columbia began the second quarter on a 12-6 run and looked to make it a game. As the third quarter ended, the Lady Griffins were clinging to an 8-point lead with Columbia putting up a tenacious fight.
Coach Amelia Miller turned to her seniors to put the game away, and they did just that to end the game with a 61-40 victory.
Miller said she was impressed with her guards and how they handled the pressure.
“We had to break it down and get it done in the second half, and we got good guard play from Jameka, Chyna, and Tanise. They really stepped up, and Nyashia came off the bench to provide some great leadership,” she said.
Tuesday night, the Lady Griffins hosted another region foe they handled with ease earlier in the season. Eau Claire has had a dismal season and it continued in the Griffin Den. The Lady Griffins were dominant to start the game and built a 43-8 lead at the half.
The second half proved more of a struggle with the starters resting and the Lady Shamrocks finding a will to play. Eau Claire outscored the Lady Griffins in the second half, but still fell 57-27.
Miller said she was pleased with the win.
“We got off to a good start again, coming out aggressive and that’s what we were focusing on,” she said. “We made shots early and got the job done.”
With the win, Fairfield Central moves to 7-2 and still has a chance to win the region with the two teams ahead of them in the standings, Newberry and Keenan, coming to town.
“We have two tough Fridays ahead,” Miller said. “We’re getting ready. We’re taking them one game at a time.”
Reach James Inabinet at 803-635-4016.