FORT MILL — The Fort Mill Lady Jackets got a win in its home debut, defeating Forestview 58-47 to improve to 3-1 on the season.
Head coach Brett Childers was pleased with his team’s effort.
“Our offense was more crisp,” he said. “We moved the ball really well. Madison (Hendrix) and Arianna (Grevious) played well.”
Forestview cut the Fort Mill lead to five at 41-36 just under 90 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Madison Hendrix, who led with 21 points, hit key back-to-back baskets to help extend the Lady Jackets lead, which gave them some breathing room.
The Lady Jaguars went to a full-court press after a time out and was able to get a turnover, but Fort Mill got the ball right back with a steal.
Lady Jackets’ freshman Meredith Christopher hit a 3-pointer to get the Fort Mill lead back to 10 at 49-39.
The Lady Jackets held a nine-point lead at 27-18 to open the second half.
Forestview opened the second half scoring the first three points, but a 3-pointer by Christopher got those points right back.
The Lady Jaguars went inside, but still struggled with turnovers. Fort Mill was also big on the boards, but failed to convert on several second chance points.
Neither team did well from the field in the third quarter as Fort Mill shot just 20 percent (4-20) from the field.
Forestview started getting to the line more and was able to close the gap with the help of a couple 3-pointers to make it 38-31 toward the end of the third quarter.
Fort Mill started launching 3-pointers to open the second quarter, but couldn’t find the basket. Forestview quickly cut the Lady Jackets lead to just two on a 3-pointer of their own.
Senior Arianna Grevious led Fort Mill with two consecutive baskets after a time out to regroup, while Forestview turned the ball over on back-to-back trips down the court.
The Lady Jackets went on a 10-0 run after the time out to go up 23-11. Forestview started going to the line in the second quarter, where it would collect most of its points in the period and kept Fort Mill from pulling too far ahead.
The Lady Jaguars struggled with turnovers early and Fort Mill seemed to have a lid on their basket as shots would rattle in then, come out.
Fort Mill got its first field goal of the game by Hendrix about three minutes into play. The Lady Jackets used its presence in the paint to gain the early advantage in the opening quarter.
Forestview would continue to struggle with turnovers in the first quarter giving the Lady Jackets some extra opportunities they would take advantage of as Hendrix would drill her first 3-pointer of the game with about three minutes left in the first.