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Buford Girls’ Basketball Team Focused On Strong Finish & Deep Playoff Run

From Staff Reports

Buford-With six regular season games left in the 2019-20  basketball season the Buford girls’ basketball team under the direction of head coach Susan Scott were in the driver’s seat to finish no worse than third place in the region which will  earn the Lady Jackets a spot in the AA playoffs in mid-February.

On January 24th Buford defeated Chesterfield 41-25 to improve their over-all record to 8-4 and 4-2 in the region for a solid third place hold two games ahead of the fourth-place team.  Last year Buford finished 18-4 in Coach Scott’s first year with the team.

“Right now, the strength of our team is the fact that we returned four starters off a very successful team that won 18 games last season,” said Coach Scott. “Our team goals will always be to win the conference and make a deep run in the playoffs. An area we need to improve on is our three-point shooting.”

Paige Davis is a 5-11 senior center for the Jackets leads the team in scoring with 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds a game.  She has been a key player on the team for several seasons. The top sophomore on the team is small forward Avery Plyerr who is presently averaging 7.4 points. 4.9 rebounds, and 3.3 steals a game. The team does not have a junior on the 9-team roster.

Another senior starter is guard Sophie Ribelin who is averaging seven points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 steals a game. Sophomore guard Aliyah Vincent is another starter with 42 rebounds, including a team leading 44 steals and 33 assists thus far in the season. Senior forward Sydney Rabon rounds out the starting five and she has 34 points and 26 rebounds on the season.

The key players off the bench include senior forward Anna Beth Allen, sophomore guard Sharon White, sophomore forward Claire Plyer, and senior guard Catherine Snuffer.

The team hopes to finish strong over the next two weeks with most of their remaining games at home. Buford will play a rivalry game on the road at region leading Andrew Jackson on January, 28. The Jackets then host Lewisville on the 28th, go to Central of Pageland on February, 4th before hosting Lamar on February, 5. The next two games are against Lee Central at home on the 11th and the regular season concludes on the 14th with a game at home against North Central.  

The AA play-offs will begin in mid-February.


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