Bishop McGuinness claimed a victory over the Mount Airy Lady Bears Friday night on the Bear’s home turf.
Guard Jasmine Varney led the first quarter for the Bears with five points, getting another one of her trademark three-point shots. The rest of the scoring for the Bears was spread out among the girls to keep the score close, with the Villians holding a 15-13 lead at the end of the period.
The second quarter was the most lackluster of all for the Bears. Mount Airy scored just four points as the Lady Villians pulled away for a 32-17 half-time advantage.
Lady Bears Jasmine Varney and Andi Moore each got a three-pointer in the third quarter and Kathryn Beasley put in two, but the Lady Villians continued extending their lead to 47-25.
The fourth quarter did not go much better for the Lady Bears but they held the Villians to one point in the quarter, with the final score ending up at 48-32.
With the loss the Lady Bears record dropped to 7-6 overall. They will play East Surry on Jan. 15 at home.
Jasmine Varney led the Bears with 8 points, Andi Moore had 7, Symone Simmons 5, Kathryn Beasley 4, Alex Atkins 2, Davi Barbour 2, Ayano Shelton 2,and Mikayla Seivers 2.
Julia Brown was the game high scorer and scored 15 points for the Villians. McKenzie Rochford had seven points and Tessa Johnston also had seven for the Bishop McGuinness team.
Lady Bears head coach Howard Mayo said, “I thought we did several good things defensively and forced them into 21 turnovers and that is a positive sign.”
Mayo said the team will look to attack the basket and be more physical with the ball to create more scoring opportunities in the future.
The coach said the team must take care of the ball and finish out their shots.
Some of the lackluster performance tonight could have been because the Lady Bears started the game in a zone defense, which is a little different look for the team, the coach said.
“We are still working at some things,” Mayo said.
Mayo said the Lady Bears have been forcing teams into about 20 turnovers a game and is pleased with how the team defense has played.