Columbus County TRC girls teams fall in Friday hoops action

From The News Reporter


If misery does truly love company, then coaches of the four Columbus County girls basketball teams in the Three Rivers Conference should have shared a phone call over the weekend. None of the four came away with a victory.  Three games had final margins of 20-plus points. The fourth was a heart-breaking loss for a team searching for its first victory.

Fairmont 52
East Columbus 30
Fairmont jumped out to a 16-7 lead after the initial eight minutes. East Columbus pulled to within four points and trailed 22-18 at halftime. 

The Gators scored the first basket of the third period before Fairmont went on an 18-4 run to lead 40-24 entering the fourth quarter. Fairmont opened the final period with a 10-1 spurt to secure an insurmountable margin.

Fairmont’s Amyrikal Vaught topped all scorers with 18 points. Georgianna Waters added 16 for the Golden Tornadoes.

TRC Girls standings through Jan. 10
                              Conf.  Overall
St. Pauls                    7-0     12-0
East Bladen              6-1     11-3
West Bladen            6-1       8-3
Whiteville                4-3       7-6
Fairmont                 4-4     5-10
So. Columbus         2-5       3-6
Ea. Columbus         2-5       7-7
Red Springs             1-6     1-11
We. Columbus        0-7     0-12

Friday’s results
Fairmont 52, East Columbus 30
St. Pauls 58, Whiteville 21
West Bladen 55, South Columbus 32
Red Springs 34, West Columbus 31
Monday’s game
Lake View, SC atWest Columbus
Tuesday’s games
Whiteville at South Columbus
West Columbus at East Columbus
Red Springs at St.Pauls
Thursday’s game
West Columbus at Thomas Academy