Ingomar splits on first day of Myrtle Christmas tournament

The Commodores fought off an early deficit, defeating Ingomar, 54-49, in the Myrtle Christmas Clash on Monday.

Down 18-8, Brandon Mack scored 10 of Lafayette’s 18 second quarter points to help the ‘Dores go ahead 26-23 at the break. Lafayette used a 10-0 run to start the comeback, and the two teams traded baskets with Lafayette going ahead by as many as four before the half.

Keeyon Tyson took over for Lafayette in the third quarter, scoring 11 points, 15 overall, and Lafayette held a 43-35 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Wesley Jumper and Denzel Siddell brought the Falcons back in the game in the final frame, but free throws by Tevin Buford helped Lafayette hold on for the win.

Jumper finished with a team-high 16 points, followed by Siddell with 13 and Tanner McCollum with 12 points for the Falcons. The Commodores were led by Mack with 17 and Tyson with 15 points.

Ingomar 37 Water Valley 29 (girls)

A low scoring affair went in favor of the Lady Falcons, as they defeated Water Valley, 37-29 in the Myrtle Christmas Clash on Monday.

An 8-4 game after the first quarter, neither team scored until the three minute mark of the second on a three-pointer by Kayla Stevens. Kayla Stevens gave the Lady Falcons the lead, 13-12, and Ingomar gradually built and maintained their lead throughout the third quarter.

Grisham finished with 12 points to lead the Lady Falcons, followed by 11 points from Reid Little. Haley Vance connected on three triples to lead the Lady Blue Devils with 11 points.