Lady Bears maul Wolfpack, improve to 17-2

Jeff Linville

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The Lady Bears jumped out to a 16-2 lead and cruised to a 77-17 win over Walkertown Tuesday night.

Mount Airy improved to 17-2, 7-2 and kept the Lady Wolfpack winless in the Northwest Conference (0-10).

Davi Barbour hit three bombs in the first quarter and tallied all 13 of her points by halftime. It would Walkertown until the fourth quarter to equal that scoring output.

The Bears led 27-4 at the end of the first quarter and 46-8 at halftime.

Coach Howard Mayo made extensive use of his reserves in the second half, including a couple of JV players moved up for the night as Walkertown doesn’t have a girls’ JV team. One of those players, Sarah Lankford, scored five points.

The bench scored 20 of the Bears’ 31 points in the second half and 32 points for the game.

Barbour led all scorers with 13 points. Kathryn Beasley posted 11 points, Ayano Shelton nine, Mikayla Seivers eight, Alex Atkins and Skyler Flippen seven each, Jasmine Varney six, Lankford and Halee Ratcliff five each, Alexis France four, Carley VanHoy two.

Seivers led the Bears in assists with eight, and the team had 26 overall.

“I thought we did a good job of sharing the ball,” said Mayo.

Atkins led the Bears in rebounds with 10.

Mount Airy goes to Atkins today for another conference match. The Bears won by just three points at home against the Lady Camels in December.

“They are playing well,” Mayo said of the Camels, who are 13-5 with four of those losses against Northwest opponents.

Then on Friday the Bears will have a chance to avenge one of their two losses when they travel to Winston-Salem Prep.

After that, Mount Airy will celebrate Senior Night on Tuesday against conference-leading Bishop McGuinness.

With three big games in a row, Mayo said it will be important for his players to take one game at a time and not look ahead.


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