Griffin boys pick up region win over Camden

WINNSBORO – After a long season of winless region games, the Fairfield Central boys put a notch in the win column Tuesday when they hosted Camden High School.

In the first meeting of the season, Camden bested Fairfield Central 72-50. This time, the Griffins put the Bulldogs to bed with a 52-47 final.

Though they battled back and forth for the lead, Fairfield Central finished the first quarter on top, 12-11. They pushed the lead to 27-22 at the halfway point.

Fairfield held Camden to their lowest-scoring quarter in the third, only allowing eight points and extending their lead 38-30.

The Bulldogs rallied in the fourth, outscoring Fairfield 17-14, but the Griffins held on to clench their first region win of the season.

The Griffin win came on the heels of a 51-39 loss to region-leader Keenan High School last Friday.

Down 23-18 at halftime, Fairfield found their footing in the third quarter, outscoring Keenan 17-11 to take a 35-34 lead over the Raiders.

Keenan put a halt to the comeback in the fourth quarter as they held the Griffins to only four points and put up 17 of their own.

Sintell Quattlebaum led the Griffins with 14 against Camden and 15 against Keenan. Charlie Cason put up 11 in the loss to Keenan. EJ March added nine in the win over Camden.

Fairfield Central’s girls also fell to Keenan on Friday. The Raiders turned the offensive attack up early. Their 16-7 first quarter lead translated into a 27-16 lead at halftime.

The Griffins’ offense showed up in the third for twenty points, but the Raiders put up 23 of their own. Keenan finished off the Griffins in the fourth to take the 62-46 win and remain undefeated in region play.

Jamaria Sampson put up 20 points in the loss. Senior Cristin Gray added 12 points and picked up her 33rd block of the season.

Fairfield found themselves at the wrong end of another final score on Tuesday when they hosted Camden.

The Bulldogs held Fairfield Central to only two points in the first quarter, and extended their 13-2 first quarter lead to a 33-6 halftime advantage.

The Griffins outscored Camden 13-11 in the third quarter, but lost the fourth quarter battle 5-11 to take a 55-24 loss.

Camden’s only region loss of the season has come at the hands of Keenan. Fairfield, now 4-4 in region play, currently sits in third place.

Both Griffin teams will play their final regular season games next week. Fairfield will travel to Chester on Feb. 11 and host Indian Land for Senior Night on Feb. 13.