YORK -- Junior post player Tikierra Anderson scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the York Comprehensive High School Lady Cougars breezed past Chester 72-55 last week to remain unbeaten.
The YCHS girls jumped out to an 18-7 first-quarter lead but the visiting Lady Cyclones closed the gap in the second quarter, with the home team clinging to a 30-23 halftime lead.
Anderson and sophomore Hikeya Davis, who scored 17 points and had nine rebounds, made their mark on the court as the Lady Cougars outscored their opponent 26-11 in the third quarter to close the deal.
"We had three players in foul trouble in the second quarter," noted YCHS girls head coach Paula Blackwell. "It was a good test for some of our bench players, who held their own."
Blackwell said the Lady Cougars appear to enjoy the underdog role this season.
A case in point would be the upset win over No. 3 rated Spring Valley last month.
"You have to step up to have tradition," observed Blackwell, who attributes the team's early-season success to improved post play.
"Coach (Cristi) Kemp is doing a great job with our post players, teaching them to finish," noted Blackwell. "I work with the guards. Sometimes we switch."
Senior Ashley Barron has emerged as a presence inside and vocal leader to boot.