WINNSBORO — The Lady Griffins got off to a solid start this week with back to back road games at Blythewood and then Chester. Delexius Cloud and Tanise Davis have emerged as the top scorers early on.
Coach Amelia Miller said she has been impressed so far. While they started off Monday night showing a lot of rush, the Lady Griffins showed a great deal of passion against Blythewood.
After failing to score in the first quarter, Miller’s team stormed back to take a halftime lead on their way to a 55-48 victory against the Bengals.
“Great win. Total team effort,” she said. “The girls showed a lot of heart and a lot of hustle. We don’t have to coach heart and hustle.”
After falling behind by double digits, Blythewood turned to their star, Lauren Harley, in the fourth quarter. Her 24 points on the evening were impressive, but ultimately not quite enough.
Cloud was the star in the Lady Griffins impressive win over Blythewood.
“Through the mistakes that we made, Delexius Cloud stepped up and was just a tremendous player for us tonight,” Miller said. “She’s everywhere on the floor. She’s like that little gnat on the floor.”
They followed that win with another road victory Tuesday night in Chester. The Cyclones proved another quality opponent, but in the end it was Fairfield Central getting the win.
This time it was Miller’s “coach on the floor” leading the girls, Tanise Davis. Her 18 points led the way as four girls scored in double digits. With the 59-50 victory, the Lady Griffins move to 2-0.
The Lady Griffins play their home opener Monday against Nation Ford at 6 p.m. and will host Blythewood at 6:30 p.m. Tuesfday.
Reach James Inabinet at 803-635-4016.