First Posted: 2/6/2009
DANBURY East Surry held North Stokes to two first-quarter points en route to downing the Vikings, 56-29.
The only problem for the Cardinals (19-3, 12-3 Northwest 1-A Conference) was they only managed eight points in the opening stanza.
We didnt execute on offense, but at the same time we played well defensively, East Surry coach Robert Smith said.
Kelsey long paced the Cardinals with a game-high 12 points to go with five assists and three steals. In all, 12 players scored at least two points for the Cardinals.
At this juncture in the season, Smith noted that its a good thing to give some players a rest while letting other get some playing time.
Its very important, Smith said. Next week we play three games, so its going to be a busy week. Certainly this time of year you want to get players experience for the postseason.
The Cardinals led 22-8, at halftime and cruised from that point on, leading in double figures the rest of the way.
EAST SURRY 56,
NORTH STOKES 29
East Surry 8 14 17 15 56
North Stokes 2 6 12 9 29
EAST SURRY Hannah Merritt 3, Chelsea Nichols 7, Kristina Benton 2, Courtney Simmons 8, Lekita Shuff 2, Jennah Bullington 2, Julianna Bullington 2, Courtney Reid 2, Autumn Cole 4, Lea James 5, Paige Honeycutt 7, Kelsey Long 12
NORTH STOKES Warden 2, Nicholson 2, Thompson 1, Mabe 2, Hopkins 3, Clary 7, Hole 4, Mindy Bullins 8