2019-01-11 / Sports

Lower Richland leaves Devils blue

From Staff Reports


Lower Richland’s Ireona Brooks looks to get a shot as Dreher’s Kourtney English. Photo by Perry McLeod Lower Richland’s Ireona Brooks looks to get a shot as Dreher’s Kourtney English. Photo by Perry McLeod Lower Richland’s Ireona Brooks scored a game-high 22 points, and Anala Nelson chipped in 12 to lead the visiting Lady Diamond Hornets to a 63- 31 victory over the Dreher Lady Blue Devils in a Region 4-4A clash Tuesday, January 8.

Laniya Smith added seven points for Lower Richland, and Jordan Canty and Zhayla Adams each finished with six. Tasharia Jones had five, Tyra Floyd got three, and Shawnteanna Tillman contributed a couple of free throws.

Amber Burton paced the Lady Blue Devils with 19 points, but she was the only one in double figures. Regan Foulks and Kourtney English finished with three each, and Imani Williams, Sequoia Sims, and Ronnie Davis added two points each.

The Lady Diamond Hornets raced to a 17-8 first period lead with six points from Nelson and four from Brooks. Burton had four for Dreher.

Brooks added five more and Canty, Nelson, and Smith chipped in two each for Lower Richland in the second to build a 29-15 advantage at halftime. The Lady Blue Devils stayed within striking distance with two each from Williams, Burton, and Sims.

The Lady Diamond Hornets held Dreher to five total points in the third, four of which came from Burton. Meanwhile, Brooks drained a 3-pointer for Lower Richland, and five others contributed to push the lead to 42-20 to start the fourth.

Brooks exploded for ten points in the final eight minutes for the Lady Diamond Hornets. Burton got nine for Dreher, five of which came from the free throw line.

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