The Georgetown Lady Bulldogs completed the season sweep of the Waccamaw Lady Warriors Tuesday night with a 60-41 victory at Georgetown High School.
With the victory, Georgetown moves to 4-2 in the 3A Region 8 and 11-8 overall on the season. The Lady Warriors fall to 1-14 and 0-6 in the region and sit in sixth place in the region standings.
After scoring just five points in the first half, Georgetown guard Keimorie Smith led all scorers with 21 points while Leyiah Blunt finished with 11 points.
Freshman guard Yazmine Syndab finished with 13 points off the bench for the Warriors while junior guard Ayina Wilson finished with eight points. Destiny Jackson finished with six points and played well defensively for Waccamaw.
Waccamaw head coach Rudolph “Tank” Brown said has continued to improve this season.
“We are improving. We just have to play a complete game. We are getting better. We are still young and making mistakes that young people make,” Brown said.
Waccamaw trailed 10-5 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored the Lady Bulldogs 12-9 in the second quarter and trailed 19-17 at halftime. The Lady Warriors held Blunt and Smith to eight points combined in the first half.
“We came out sluggish. I think we underestimated our opponent before the game started.” Georgetown head coach Tony Ford said.
Syndab, Wilson and senior guard Kayla Thomas scored four points each in the quarter. Brown said his team should have been up at halftime.
“We played good defense,” Brown said. “We should have been up at halftime, but little small things are holding us back right now. If we can correct those small things we will be alright.”
Georgetown pulled away in the third quarter, however, outscoring Waccamaw 20-9 and opening up a 13 point lead at the end of the quarter. That momentum continued into the fourth quarter, where Georgetown outscored the Lady Warriors 21-15.
“I chewed them out at halftime and that put some fire in them,” Ford said.
Smith scored 16 points in the second half and Blunt added eight points.
“They stepped up tonight,” Ford said. “We were playing fast ball tonight. We ran more and pressed more. The guards stepped up big time tonight and made better decisions.”
Waccamaw turned the ball over down the stretch and couldn’t come up with key baskets. Syndab added nine points in the second half for the Lady Warriors.
The Lady Bulldogs will host Manning on Friday night before playing two road games next week with Hanahan and Bishop England. The Lady Monarchs beat Georgetown 68-37 in their first meeting of the season Jan. 8.
“The girls feel pretty good and I feel pretty good,” Ford said. “We aren’t going to be sluggish coming out the hole Friday night. We are home, we don’t have anything to lose and we are shooting for second place.”
Waccamaw will host their final home game of the season Friday against Bishop England. Kayla Thomas, the only senior, will be honored prior to the game. The Lady Bishops defeated Waccamaw 80-8 in their first meeting
The Lady Warriors will play their final three games on the road.