Lady Warhorses end slump in basketball with win over Edisto High

It didn't take long Friday night for the Barnwell High varsity girls basketball team to ensure its home crowd their its losing was over.

The Lady Warhorses jumped out to 18-2 first quarter lead and never looked back, winning in convincing fashion over Edisto High by a score of 66-28.

Senior point guard Brittany Williams fueled the Lady Warhorse offense with 18 points, including four three-pointers. Williams captured a double-double in the contest finishing with 10 steals.

Williams said team had to set up its performance to end the losing.

"I was getting tired of losing, so we had to do something," Williams said. "I thought we came out much more focused tonight."

The victory ends Barnwell High's three-game losing streak and improves its mark to 9-8 overall and 4-4 in region play.

During it losing streak, BHS struggled on offense, averaging just 31.1 points per game while shooting less than 35 percent as a team.

However, against Edisto High, the Lady Warhorses found its shooting rhythm. The team shot 52 percent from the field, going 28-of-58 from the field for the game.

Barnwell High coach George Whittaker said this time, the team cashed in on its scoring chances.

"It wasn't that we played poorly during the losing, we just missed a lot of shots in the paint. In tonight's game, we converted on basket opportunities in the paint," Whittaker said. "I was pleased with our effort. It makes life a lot easier when you can score points."

Others performing well for Barnwell High included Jasmine Tooks, Brittany Breeland, Ashley Frank and Meghan Williams.

Tooks had a good, all-around game with seven points, nine assists and five steals. Breeland landed a double-double with 10 points and 10 steals. Frank contributed 10 points and eight rebounds while Williams added eight points and nine rebounds.