WINNSBORO — The Lady Griffins of Fairfield Central High School came crashing back to earth after soaring to a 4-0 start this week.
The girls struggled on the road against Nation Ford and were then crushed by Keenan, leaving them 4-2 on the season.
Coach Amelia Miller said she didn’t see the usual solid play against Nation Ford Friday night, and saw a completely different team take the court at Keenan with their lack of tenacity.
“We just had no intensity at all. I don’t know what it was, but we didn’t fight,” she said. “Keenan came out, they didn’t do anything new, but the girls, we didn’t bring it. We didn’t fight for four quarters.”
Against Nation Ford Friday night, the girls allowed 55 points, a season high at the time. Miller said that she wanted to see her seniors step up and take ownership of the team, and to push everyone to continue to improve.
Tuesday night, against an inconsistent Keenan team, the Lady Griffins looked OK out of the gate. The second quarter saw Keenan build a 17 point lead that they never looked back from.
“Totally different group that I saw last night than when we played Blythewood,” she said. “But I told them let’s forget about it. We’re trying to break even with Keenan but we’re worried about our next opponent so, we just have to get better from there.”
With the rival Cyclones visiting Thursday night from Chester and a visit to Lexington on Monday, the girls have their work cut out for them in the coming week. Miller is confident they will rebound, however, and continue to take one game at a time. Tip off Thursday night is at 6 p.m.
Reach James Inabinet at 803-635-4016.