WINSTON-SALEM — North Surry gave its future conference foe a taste of what’s to come with a 59-27 beating Saturday.
The Lady Greyhounds led 37-5 at the half before cruising to a 32-point victory over Carver, which will be in the same 2A conference with North next year.
With realignment, North Surry and Surry Central will be grouped with West Stokes, South Stokes, Forbush and Carver next season.
In Saturday’s matchup, the Lady Hounds forced lots of turnovers and blocked several shots in running away with the first half.
North led 24-5 after the first quarter, then held Carver (0-3) without a point in a 13-0 second quarter.
The steals were evenly spread around, said assistant coach Drew Belton. Seven of the 10 girls had one or more swipes.
Then the inside height of the Hounds gave the Lady Yellow Jackets fits.
Malaya Johnson recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Kristina Rumplasch added 16 points and six boards. Erin March had 11 points and five boards.
The three frontcourt players also took turns passing the ball to each other. March and Rumplasch had five assists each, and Johnson added four.
The 6-foot-2 Johnson also blocked five shots.
Other scoring was Jordan Badgett five, Abby Andrews four, and two each from Maddison Hawks, Morgan Hawks and Mary Grace Hunter.
The Hounds (2-1) bounced back well from a loss to Hickory on Tuesday.
North Surry opens conference play by hosting Mount Airy on Tuesday. The varsity girls will tip off around 6:15 p.m. (depending on the JV games) with the boys to follow.