Fairfield Central girls defeat ILHS, 50-27

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By The Staff

Fairfield Central High School started strong on the way to a 50-27 win over the Indian Land High School girls basketball team on Thursday night.
The Lady Griffins’ win gave FCHS a split in the Region IV-AAA twin bill.
The Indian Land High boys won the nightcap.
The Fairfield Central girls bolted to a 25-8 lead and stayed on top for the 23-point win.
Fairfield Central held a 41-15 lead at the half.
The Lady Griffins led 48-22 after three periods on the way to the win.
Lakeyn Boyd led the FCHS girls with 17 points and Tahalia Collier scored 12.
Kristin Falk led the Lady Warriors with 14 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocked shots and three steals.
Allison Floyd followed with six points and Chelsi Mackey netted four. Olivia Falk tallied two points and added 11 rebounds. Crystal Strother added one.
“Fairfield Central got going early and we dug ourselves a huge hole and we couldn’t get out,” Indian Land High interim girls basketball coach Lacey Clinton said. “They put pressure on us and turnovers hurt our chances.”
The Lady Warriors had 35 turnovers in the game. FCHS hit 12-18 free throws, while Indian Land was 3-7.
The ILHS girls’ loss ended the season at 0-21.
Fairfield Central’s girls captured the region crown.
“It has been a tough season and we know we have work to do,” Clinton said. “I do feel we have improved from where we started this season.”
Clinton became the ILHS girls interim basketball coach in January when coach Natasha Rogers resigned her duties to assist her father with health issues after a stroke.
The Warriors, 10-13, 4-4, finished third in the region and will advance to the Class AAA Upper State playoffs with a road game Tuesday.