West Jefferson — East Surry traveled to Ashe County on Tuesday, handily defeating the Huskies 34-19.
Within the first minute-and-a-half, team captain Keri Fulp found herself with two fouls. Surry Coach Keith Gunter described both fouls as light touches that wouldn’t have been called at all in Monday’s game at East Wilkes.
Fellow team captain Jacquelyn Holshouser also got two fouls in first five minutes. It really hurt the flow of the offense, said Gunter.
By the end of the first quarter, the score was a meager 4-4.
The Cards picked it up in the second, outscoring the Huskies 10-4 for a six-point halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Surry added 11 points to their score. Ashe County added four, the same amount they would add in the final quarter. The Cards finished the fourth quarter earning nine points.
Gunter praised his team’s defense, noting Ashe County shot only 8-32 (25 percent).
“I hope it continues,” said Gunter. “We’ve got a team coming up on Tuesday that can put a lot of points on the board in Mount Airy.”
Two freshmen led in scoring: Emma Slater with eight and Sidney Mosley with seven. Gabi Jessup also had seven.
Keri finished with five points, two boards and two assists.
“She never got into her game,” said Gunter, who added that she played less aggressively to keep from fouling out of the game.
He did note that the Cards shared the ball well as six different players had at least two assists.
“The team was shooting so badly that I decided to take the air out of the ball,” said Gunter. At one point, the Cards passed the ball around the perimeter for about a minute straight until finding a player inside for a three-point play.
“I’m proud to get two wins on the road,” finished Gunter. “We’ve got a young team, so we have to be able to protect the ball and play our game.”