NEW MARKET – The Southmont Mounties played their last home
game against the Sagamore Athletic Conference title holder, Lebanon.
The odds were against the Lady Mounties but a tight first
quarter showed they would not back down. Eventually, the Lady Tigers (17-6, 7-0
SAC) pulled ahead to win 65-31.
“I loved the start,” Mountie coach Susan McVay said. “We
don’t always have good starts; we like to get in holes and play from behind and
we didn’t do that tonight so that’s a great lead into Sectionals.”
Kasey Burton started the Mounties engines with two drives
for a layup. This was followed by a Brittany Barrett 3-pointer and layup. After
a 13-9 first quarter, the Tigers press found its niche and they ran away with
“I just think eventually they kicked in,” McVay said. “I can
guarantee you they did not expect to have it that close at the end of the first
Kristen Spolyar drove her way to 37 points on the night with
16 rebounds. However, despite Spolyar’s presence, McVay said she saw a lot of
“We did a lot of good things, but they are a good team,” she
added. “Spolyar is Miss Basketball for a reason.”
Kasey Burton ended with 14 points and nine rebounds while
Brittany Barrett had eight.
Barrett, Kaiti Chadd and Natalie Strauser are South’s three
“They work hard every day and mentor the younger kids,”
McVay praised. “We will have a big hole to fill next year.”
South (9-12, 2-5 SAC) will play the winner of the South
Putnam/ Cascade game next Friday at 6 p.m.