In their first matchup of the season Indian Land's Lady Warriors took on Nation Ford's Lady Falcons in basketball last Wednesday. Nation Ford's girls won 41-33.
Indian Land coach Tamara Jacobus said although she wants her team to stay aggressive, they also need to remember to stay in control.
"The entire team is showing a lot of hustle, but the girls did get in foul trouble early in the game, and that is something we need to work on," she said.
The Warriors were able to finish the week off with a win when they defeated Fort Mill Friday night 48-35. Prior to that, the Lady Warriors competed in a preseason tournament and celebrated another victory with a win against Buford (56-13), before losing to Chester by 16 points.
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"The preseason tournament gave us experience we hope to build on this season," said Jacbous, who also noted that junior Warrior Mykela Hallums and sophomore Hannah Harris were recognized as the top two players for the Warriors and made the all-tournament team.
This week, the Lady Warriors will take on Andrew Jackson before another match up against the Falcons Saturday at Nation Ford High School.
The Lady Falcons, meanwhile, defeated Buford Friday night 58-23. Earlier in the week, Nation Ford lost a tight, low-scoring game to South Pointe 28-32. The Falcons' schedule this week includes an away game against Lancaster followed by a home game Friday against South Pointe. Tip-off is 6:30 p.m.
Fort Mill to face Providence Day
Fort Mill High School's Lady Yellow Jackets lost to Indian Land 35-48 last week. Despite the loss, Fort Mill coach Todd Bowser and his team were excited about playing a good opponent who "would help us prepare for our region schedule," he said.
Late last month, the Yellow Jackets competed in the Fort Mill Tip Off Tournament. They beat Bamberg-Erhardt 50-24 and lost to Box Hill of Australia 70-33 in the championship game. Fort Mill sophomore Jenna White was named to the all-tournament team.
The Lady Jackets will continue to develop their individual skills and the team's offense and defensive strategies as they move ahead in competition this week against Charlotte Catholic and then Providence Day at 7 p.m. Friday.