Photo by Lori PoteetSenior Nathan Truncone tossed in 14 points, including four 3-pointers.
Photo by Lori Poteet

Senior Nathan Truncone tossed in 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

NEW MARKET - A horrendous start put the Southmont boys' basketball team in a hole it had no chance of emerging from Thursday night at home against Cloverdale.

The visitors jumped out to a 36-15 start and led 66-28 at halftime on the way to a 96-61 win over Southmont.

Despite the huge deficit, the Mounties came out and battled after the break. They outscored the Clovers 23-11 in the third quarter and lost the fourth by just nine.

The Mounties did manage to put four players in double digits. Jarrett Todd led Southmont with 15 points, including 4-of-4 from long range. Freshman Cam Chadd and senior Nathan Truncone accounted for 14 apiece and sophomore Kaleb Swick added 12. Truncone also hit four 3-pointers.

Andrew Gregg, JD Hudson and Chase Cassida each pitched in two points to round out the scoring.

Cloverdale had a pair of players go for 24 points and had a total of five in double digits.

The Mounties (4-14) will have a week off before they get a chance to snap their losing streak, which currently stands at 10 games. They are at home again Feb. 20 against Greencastle.