KERNERSVILLE — The Lady Greyhounds held a first-half lead on Bishop McGuinness, but the Lady Villains came back to give North Surry its first loss of the season.
The Hounds led 14-8 after the first quarter.
“We started out getting good shots from our offense and stretched to a 16-to-8 lead early in the second quarter,” noted Coach Shane Slate.
“Six out of the next eight possessions we had three turnovers and three questionable shots,” he said. “Bishop took advantage as good teams do and we scrambled to get back in sync.”
At halftime, the home team held a slim 25-24 lead.
“They are a good defensive team and we struggled from that point to find something that worked, and unfortunately the jumpshots were not falling for us to compound the problem.”
In the third quarter, the Villains led 9-6, which put the lead at four going into the fourth.
“I was pleased with our defensive effort for most of the night because Bishop only had 11 field goals tonight,” the coach said. “They scored six two-point baskets and five three-point baskets with no makes in the fourth quarter.”
However, the Villains did some damage at the stripe.
“We were forced to foul at the end, and a four-point game became nine as they were 11-14 from the line,” he said.
For North, Kristina Rumplasch led the team with 13 points. Malaya Johnson had eight points, six rebounds and five blocked shots.
Morgan Bunker had five points and seven rebounds. Morgan Midkiff had eight points and four steals. Maddison Hawks added two points.
Bishop was led by Sammi Goldsmith with 15 points.
North Surry drops to 22-1, 14-1 in the Northwest Conference. Bishop is 20-3 and 13-2 in the conference, tied with Mount Airy. The Villains and Bears meet Friday to decide who is the best 1A team (which determines regional playoff seedings).
North Surry finishes the regular at Pilot Mountain Friday for East Surry’s Senior Night.