IHS girls’ comeback bid falls short

Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reach for it: Isabella’s Savannah Kissel, left, tries to grab a loose ball during Tuesday’s game against Francis Marion.

Isabella’s girls basketball team came back from a large first-half deficit against Francis Marion on Tuesday but fell short, 51-45.

The Mustangs (1-4) trailed 22-10 at halftime but cut the lead to 24-21 with 3:39 remaining in the third period when Chasity Williams rebounded a missed IHS free throw and put it back in.

Isabella was behind, 34-30, going into the fourth period but could never cut into Marion’s advantage.

IHS coach Jared Day said his team missed too many layups and free throws in the first half to have a chance against the Rams, but Day said he was proud of his team’s effort.

“They played hard,” he said. “We’re getting better every week.”

Allison Mims led the hosts with 15 points and three steals.

Both Khadijah Craig and Savannah Kissel had eight points. Craig pulled down 10 rebounds, and Kissel had nine.

Isabella’s boys team also lost to Francis Marion on Tuesday, 90-17.

Deonte Campbell led the Mustangs (0-3) with 10 points.