The Charlton County Indians swept past Pierce County and Hilliard last week, while the Maidens knocked off Pierce before falling to the Flashes. The Tribe improves to 3-0, while the Maidens fall to 1-2 on the season.
The Maidens opened up the week at home last Thursday against Pierce County and got a near record setting performance from freshman, Christiona Farmer, who scored 46 points. She ended up one point shy of tying former Maiden great Courtney Williams' record of 47 points.
Charlton jumped out early to a 19-6 lead after one quarter and extended the lead to 18 points at the half. The lead would grow to as much as 27 points before the game ended with the Maidens on top 71-49. In addition to Farmer's 46 points, Makaylah Garard added 20 points for Charlton.
As easy as the baskets came against Pierce, they seemed just as difficult to score on Saturday against Hilliard. In a low scoring game, the Maidens trailed 16-11 at the half and could never get over the hump as they fell 39-30. Garard led the way with 19 points, while Farmer could only manage eight points.
The Indians fed big man, Elyiss Williams, when the outside shots wouldn't fall against Pierce County. Williams answered the call scoring 33 points in the win.
Charlton opened up with a 20-9 lead after the opening quarter and maintained that lead into the half. The Tribe would gradually increase the lead in the second half on the way to a 68-50 win. In addition to his big scoring night, Williams grabbed 24 rebounds and blocked three shots. Jarvis Wright added 17 points and five steals for the Indians.
On Saturday, the Indians got out of the gate fast outscoring Hilliard 20-6. The lead continued to expand reaching 54-24 entering the fourth quarter. With subs in the game, the Tribe added just two more points, but still cruised to a 56-31 win. Williams once again was the key figure on offense scoring 29 points, while Wright added 10 points. Williams added 18 rebounds and five blocked shots. Jaylen King finished with eight rebounds.
This week both teams will be in action on the road Tuesday night against Bacon County. On Friday at home the Maidens will play Appling County at home. There will be no boys game after Appling dropped the game from their schedule. The Tribe picked up a game on Monday when they travel to Emanuel County Institute.