Monday, January 14, 2013
The Fort Dorchester basketball teams split their games with Stratford Tuesday.
The Lady Patriots cruised to a 51-18 win to improve to 2-5 on the season while the Lady Knights dropped to 2-5. Fort Dorchester had a strong start and then put the game away early in the second half. The Lady Patriots went up 34-10 with 3:60 remaining in the third period and held a 42-13 lead by the period’s end.
“We did a good job boxing out tonight and we rebounded well,” Fort Dorchester coach Randall Slawson said. “I’m pleased with the direction we are going. We are slowly getting better and showing we can be a strong defensive team. A lot of our points tonight came as a result of the pressure we put on them and the things we did on the defensive end.”
Erika Cobb led all scorers with 10 points. Briana Chisolm and London Sharper both added eight points for the Lady Patriots while Leah Robinson and Erika Martin both added six points. Ashlee Compton, Lauren Inabine-Mitchell, Territta Jones, Taigea Griffen-Pringle, Shamari Jones, and Jazzma Cheeks also scored for Fort Dorchester.
McKenzie Yon led Stratford with seven points.
The Fort Dorchester boys fell 62-47 to Stratford. The Knights improved to 7-3 on the season while the Patriots dropped to 4-3.
Fort Dorchester’s Demariez Moorer scored 10 of his game-high 20 points in the first period as the Patriots took an 18-12 lead into the second. Then Stratford picked up its pace and made several buckets on breaks to outscore the Fort 13-4 in the next eight minutes.
The Knights cushioned their three-point lead in the second half. Stratford’s TeAndre Hansley hit two shots from behind the arc in the third period and Demetre Rivers hit one of his two 3s on the evening in the period as the Knights took a 43-32 advantage into the final period.
The Patriots battled in the fourth and had a pair of three-pointers from Moorer and one from Eric Heyward but were only able to pull within eight points of the Knights, who did a good job moving the ball inside in the final eight minutes.
Stratford had three players score in double digits. Hansley led the team with 17 points while Rivers added 12 and Markel Epps contributed 10.
Heyward added nine points to Moorer’s 20 while both Thad Middleton and Baptiste Staggers finished with eight points.