Girls Junior Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Stars handle Mounties in Sagamore tilt

Dec 14, 2018

NEW MARKET — The Southmont Mounties went into their Sagamore Conference girls basketball game against Western Boone looking to end an 18-game losing streak to the Stars, but were unable to find success in a 66-37 defeat.

The Mounties received the tip, but they turned it over right away to senior Madison Jones, who was able to take it all the way for a lay-in.

After a foul committed by Southmont’s Lilly Ward, Jones was able to connect on a field goal. The only scoring from the Mounties in the first quarter came from Hannah Thompson with a 3-pointer.

In the second quarter, the Mountie’s (2-9, 0-2) Addi Charles began to heat up with seven points in the quarter, including a triple. Also scoring for the Mounties in the quarter was Bailey Thompson and Ward, who finally got herself on the board after capitalizing on one of two free throws after being fouled by Emily Voils.

Voils also scored in the quarter on a lay-in. The Star’s (8-4, 2-1) Jones also scored six in the quarter on three field goals.

Ward scored first for the Mounties in the third quarter with a quick lay-in, but Jones fired back with a quick field goal. Charles hit a quick 3-pointer, but Kara Brewer, scored five including a three. Charles also scored five in the 3rd. Brewer went on a run for the Stars in the fourth, scoring 10.

“Our major goal tonight was to limit offensive rebounds tonight, and we did that allowing just seven,” Western Boone coach Megan Alexander said. “I was pleased with that. Ward is a great player and holding her to just nine points was a success.”

Charles led the Mounties with 11 points, while Ward added nine.

Southmont coach Dustin Oakley was pleased with his teams’ effort in the second half, despite being outscored 40-22.
“We really stepped up in the second half,” he said. “I was impressed with our effort in the second half.”

Jones led the Stars with 17 points, while Lauryn Florey and Brewer added 16 a piece.

Southmont will travel to North Montgomery on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., while Western Boone will play at Harrison, today at 3:30 p.m.