BHS girls cruise past AFHS

  • Rachael Creech of Barnwell High handles the ball in the open court in the Jan. 30 game against Allendale-Fairfax.

Barnwell High held Allendale-Fairfax High to just 10 second-half points on its way to a convincing 51-27 win.

With the win, Barnwell High improves to 12-3 overall and 8-1 in region play.

“I really like the way we played tonight,” Barnwell High coach William Hammonds said. “We shot the ball well. We were strong on the boards and we forced turnovers. This is a good formula for success in the playoffs.”

For a brief moment in the opening quarter, it looked like the Lady Tigers would make the game competitive.

For the Lady Tigers, Shateal McMillan and Shaniyah Hammond both found openings in the defense and scored on layups to cut the lead to 8-6.

The Lady Warhorses quickly answered on the other end behind the shooting of Maleah Williams. Williams went downtown shooting and rattled in a couple of three-pointers to put the team ahead 16-9 late in the first quarter.

Early in the second half, the Lady Warhorses started to put some distance between them and their rivals. The team reeled off six straight points on transition baskets by Adriana Bell, Skye Creech and Rachael Creech for a 24-12 lead.

Ahead 26-15 with just under a minute left in the first half, Adriana Bell drained a jumper, then Octavia Sexton scored on a putback to make the score 30-17 at halftime.

The Lady Warhorses maintained their double-digit lead throughout the second half. Adriana Bell took over the offense, scoring six points in the quarter as the team stretched its lead to 39-20.

In the final quarter, it was more offense for the Lady Warhorses. This time, Jessica Williams, Rachael Creech and Maleah Williams all scored baskets in transition to complete a 12-7 scoring run to end the game.

For the game, Maleah Williams led the Lady Warhorses with 14 points, seven steals and six assists. Adriana Bell had one of her best games of the season with 12 points, eight steals and six assists.