Griffins drop two in a row

Montravious White (5) sends the floater right past the Chester defender’s fingertips. | Joe Seibles

WINNSBORO – The Chester boys’ basketball team knew they were playing their chief rival on Friday night, but they didn’t act like it.

Chester blew a close game open with an outstanding third-quarter performance on the way to a 90-67 victory over Fairfield Central.

The Griffins kept it close in the first half as the Cyclones clung to a 33-30 halftime lead. Chester returned to the second half with a renewed motivation and outscored the Griffins 33-13 in the frame to blow things open.

The Griffins managed to match Chester’s scoring output in the fourth quarter, but their efforts were too late.

The Griffins’ struggles continued Tuesday in Fort Mill. They fell behind early and the Indian Land boys cruised to a 67-53 win.

After a close first quarter, Indian Land outscored the Griffins 21-13 in the second and took their 39-25 lead to the locker room at the half.

The Warriors continued to dominate in the third quarter, allowing only nine Griffin points to their 24.

Fairfield came on strong again in the fourth, outscoring Indian Land 19-4, but the game was out of reach again.

The game was Indian Land’s seventh win on the season. The Griffins (0-11) search for their first win of the season against Keenan on Wednesday.

Chester – 90, Fairfield – 67

CHS – 20 – 13 – 33 – 24 – 90

FCHS – 18 – 12 – 13 – 24 – 67

Indian Land – 67, Fairfield – 53

IL – 18 – 21 – 24 – 4 – 67

FCHS – 12 – 13 – 9 – 19