Photo by Lori PoteetKaleb Swick and the Mounties struggled against the seventh-ranked Bruins.
Photo by Lori Poteet

Kaleb Swick and the Mounties struggled against the seventh-ranked Bruins.
NEW MARKET - Class 3A No. 7 Tri-West Bruins visited Southmont on Friday and were unkind guests, leaving the Mounties with an 89-36 loss.

Tri-West wasted no time getting to business. The Bruins opened the game on a 15-0 run and Southmont didn't score until there were less than two minutes left in the first quarter. At the end of one, Tri-West led 24-6 and the game was well out of reach.

"That is a very good Tri-West team. We knew that they were going to play aggressive defense and try to not stay on the defensive end very long," Southmont head coach Jon Sparks said. "I thought that we got back and played defense when we took shots, but the problem was we had too many turnovers (25).

Tri-West star senior Trevor Waite got going in the second quarter. He scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in that stanza. The Bruins went on a 16-0 run just before the end of the half and took a 49-17 advantage to the locker room. The Bruins continued out of the break. In total, they went on a 26-3 run bridging halftime.

"They get great shots. Waite is a fantastic player and he didn't have to take a lot of shots tonight," Sparks said. "It's a very good offense.

"We knew what we were up against. We want to evaluate what we did well, where we need to grow. We don't just want to burn the experience. We want to grow from it," Sparks added.

The Bruins (15-2, 3-1 SAC) dominated every facet of the game. As a team, they connected on 34 field goals while the Mounties had just 34 attempts. Five players scored at least nine points for Tri-West, none met that mark for Southmont (4-13, 0-6).

The Mounties were led by senior Nathan Truncone's eight points. Cam Chadd and Andrew Gregg each added seven.

Southmont is home again on Thursday when Cloverdale visits.