WINSTON-SALEM — The Lady Eagles needed about six minutes to get warmed up. Then they ran Carver off the floor, 79-19.
Surry Central overcame some early turnovers to pick the pockets of the Lady Yellow Jackets a whopping 41 times.
Marlee Wilmoth led the way with 13 steals, while Tess Dockery had seven thefts and Brooke Lewis five.
Brooke also had seven other deflections, noted Coach Mandy Holt.
The girls haven’t played in about two weeks, and the rust showed early on, Holt said. The team committed 15 turnovers in the first half, but only five in the second half.
The Eagles started to warm up late in the first and finished the period up 15-4. By halftime the lead was 43-10.
The Yellow Jackets didn’t hit double digits in any quarter as the lead grew to 61-15 after three and 79-19 at the final buzzer.
The girls did start out rusty, noted Holt, but there were plenty of good things to take away from the game. It feels good when everyone can contribute and not just in points, but in all the crucial little ways that a team needs to be successful.
Wilmoth had a double-double as she scored 12 points to go with her 13 steals. She also handed out five assists.
Sarah Bruce had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Kristin Key scored 14 points. Cassidy Joyner had 11 points and seven assists.
Lewis scored nine points to go with her defensive play. Dockery had two points and seven steals.
Olivia Fowler and McKenzie Danley scored six each, and Kelsey Taylor and Emma White two each.
This was the team’s first conference game. Next they have a nonconference game with R.J. Reynolds before being at home next Friday against South Stokes.