First Posted: 12/16/2009
WINSTON-SALEM After stumbling to a 7-0 deficit to begin the game, the Surry Runnin Patriots girls found their footing and blitzed Forsyth, 59-31, Tuesday night.
Surrys Rebekah Sikes led all scorers with 19 points to go with nine rebounds. Molly Hamilton added 17 points, 10 rebounds and six steals.
The home team was hot early, but Surry answered with 15 straight points to close out the first quarter. The Patriots rolled from there with the help of an 18-4 advantage in the third quarter.
It really wasnt until the third quarter that we really started focusing and playing our game, Surry coach John Peters said.
He added that Forsyths half-court trap stalled his squads offense until they figured it out.
They went with a little bit of a half-court trap, Peters said. We had worked on that a little in practice, but we hadnt seen that in a game yet this year, so that was a new look.
A familiar feel also took the visitors out of their game.
A lot of the ladies on this team are good friends with the ladies on that team, Peters said. So there was a little bit of talking back and forth before the game, so I think our ladies needed to calm down and focus on the game.
Now Surry (11-1, 2-0) has to get back up for tonights matchup with Cabarrus, which hangs posters in its gym in anticipation of the rivalry game. Cabarrus (6-4, 1-0) won the home school state title two seasons ago and Surry won it last season.
S 15-17-18-9 59
F 7-10-4-12 31
S Rebekah Sikes 19, Molly Hamilton 17, Santucci 6, H. Tompkins 5, Gibbons 5, Peters 2, Mahr 2, Marshall 2, Phillips 1
F Karen Bethea 12, Kindle Held 11, Miller 4, Woodley 4, Chesnet 2, Jones 2