LEBANON – Both teams came out slow but a strong first half from Lebanon put it out of reach for the Lady Chargers. Lebanon (16-6, 6-0) remains undefeated in the conference after their 72-26 win against North. North moved to 3-3 and is fifth in the conference.
North’s Becca Adams scored the first two points of the game which allowed a three and a half minute lead as the Tigers could not find the net. Lebanon went on a 14-point unanswered streak to finish the first 14-2.
North kicked it into a higher gear at the end of the second quarter in the remaining half.
“We just calmed down,” Charger coach Ryan Nuppnau said. “We were a deer in the headlights offensively and defensively at first then we calmed down and worried about our game and not Lebanon.”
A man press for Lebanon boosted North’s 35+ turnovers.
“It’s tough to get the ball in when they are so athletic, not matter how fundamentally sound you are,” Nuppnau said. “They anticipated the ball very well.”
Kristen Spolyar, who had set the all-time scoring record for Lebanon the night previously, made it to 30 points on the night.
“She’s a tough player and a player like that you can’t’ stop, you can only contain,” Nuppnau added. “I was proud of our girls, before we put the JV in, she had 25 which was way below her average.”
Adams led North with nine and Cheyenne Warren had seven.
North (8-14, 3-3) will face Western Boone next on Tuesday.