First Posted: 1/6/2009
Ellie Case scored a game-high 15 points, Andria Leonard added 12 points and Taylor Hiatt tossed in 10 to lead Mount Airy to a 50-32 win against Alleghany in a Northwest 1-A Conference basketball game Tuesday night.
Mount Airy (9-2 overall, 3-1 in conference) held one of the Trojans top scorers, Celeste Caudill, to just two points in the game.
The Granite Bears started things off slowly, trailing 25-19 at the half. The hosts soon battled to a 27-all tie early in the third quarter. After a Trojan free throw gave them a 28-27 lead, Maggie McKee hit a pair of baskets to put the Bears up three, 31-28.
Alleghanys Megan Lyons answered the challenge with a pretty jump shot from 12 feet out to cut the Bears lead to one.
However, Case went on to score nine of Mount Airys next 11 points to put the Bears out front 42-32 en route to their 18-point victory.
Halftime was an opportunity for the Bears to regroup, according to Mount Airy basketball coach Howard Mayo.
We talked about a couple of things we could do better, Mayo said. We didnt like our defensive boxing out. Alleghany was working hard. Give them credit. They came right out and played a solid first half.
Late in the game, Mount Airys Danielle Williams and Hiatt were both able to step in front of Trojan passes and cause turnovers.
We just talked about helping out a little bit, Mayo said. We talked about getting in the passing lanes and taking away their passes.
Mayo was especially happy with the play of Case and Leonard.
Andria Leonard had an outstanding first half, he said. Ellie had a good game overall. Thats the best her defensive effort has been since shes been a varsity player. She was also good from the free throw line.
Molly Grubb and Kennedy Gambill scored nine points each to lead Alleghany.
MOUNT AIRY 50,
Alleghany 10 15 5 2 32
Mount Airy 8 11 14 17 50
ALLEGHANY Lyons 8, Ken. Gambill 9, Caudill 2, Grubb 9, Gentry 2, Kar. Gambill 2
MOUNT AIRY Ellie Case 15, Andria Leonard 12, Taylor Hiatt 10, Webster 1, S. Williams 1, McKee 6, Hargrave 3, D. Williams 2
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Morgan Midkiff scored a game-high 15 points and Nicole Rumplasch tossed in 11 points as North Surry cruised to a 56-39 win against Forbush in Mountain Valley 2-A Conference basketball Tuesday.
Rumplasch just missed a double double, also grabbing nine rebounds. Emily Culler had six assists and five steals for the Greyhounds, now 9-3 overall and 3-1 in conference.
The Hounds led 30-15 at the half.
The game was never in doubt as North Surry battled to a 14-all tie for fourth quarter points.
North Surry hosts Starmount in a Mountain Valley 2-A Conference matchup on Friday.
NORTH SURRY 56,
North Surry 13 17 12 14 56
Forbush 6 9 10 14 39
NORTH SURRY Morgan Midkiff 15, Culler 8, Bunker 4, Hodges 2, Campbell 7, Nicole Rumplasch 11, Payne 9
FORBUSH Williams 2, H. Lineberry 14, Caudle 3, Wooten 4, Long 7, Salmons 9