The Lady Greyhounds needed three quarters to finally pull away from Lexington for a 59-41 win.
Lexington’s Jasmine Carter proved to be tough, scoring 22 points as the visiting team hung around.
North Surry led just 13-8 after one, 26-20 at the half and 36-28 through three quarters.
“We just played with more intensity and toughness in the second half,” said Coach Shane Slate, Northwest Conference coach of the year.
In the first half, the players didn’t seem to be moving and executing at playoff speed, he said. They missed out on some chances to push out to a 10- or 12-point lead.
In the second half, the girls did a better job of hustling and boxing out, which paid off on the scoreboard, according to the coach.
Kristina Rumplasch led the Hounds with 20 points and seven rebounds. Erin March added 16 points, and Jordan Badgett nine points and four assists.
Malaya Johnson had seven points, 11 boards, six assists, five steals and three blocks.
Morgan Hawks scored six and Maddison Hawks one.
After Carter, Alexis Fowler was the next-highest scorer for Lexington with 12.
North Surry hosts Surry Central Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Hounds have beaten the Eagles all three meetings this season, but the past two games have been by an average of just three points.