WINNSBORO — The Lady Griffins started strong last week against Blythewood and Chester. This week, they hosted Nation Ford and again faced Blythewood. After four games, all against teams from 3A or 4A, Coach Amelia Miller is pleased with where her team is.
The Lady Falcons from Nation Ford came in Monday night with a strong defense and it showed throughout the game as they held the Lady Griffins to their lowest scoring total of the young season.
Miller’s team would not be denied, though, and Tanise Davis would spearhead a 35-26 win.
Tuesday night, Blythewood came in looking to avenge their home loss to the Lady Griffins. Lady Bengals star Lauren Harvey looked to take over, but struggled all night thanks to a stout defensive effort from Delexious Cloud.
Miller was thrilled with Cloud’s performance after the game.
“She completely did her job tonight on (Harvey). She got her buckets, but we made her work for every one she got,” she said.
Cloud wasn’t the only one stepping up though.
“I’m extremely proud of my seniors,” Miller said. “We knocked down some shots tonight. I think we’re going to continue to get better. The group we have, the way we hustle, it’s hard to beat us.”
While Tanise Davis was the only Lady Griffin in double digits, she was joined by three others with six or more points.
Miller said she was concerned about one area of their game.
“We’ve got to cut down on turnovers, got to work on key things that we need to adjust and go from there,” she said.
Fairfield Central travels Friday night to Nation Ford and Miller knows they will be looking to redeem themselves.
“That’s a group of girls that can play. Nation Ford is very fundamentally sound. We have to, defensively, box out and stuff like that,” she said.
Tip of is at 6 p.m. Friday at Nation Ford High School.
Reach James Inabinet at 803-635-4016.