Photo by Lori PoteetAvery Hess finished with six points in Friday’s loss to Tri-West.
Photo by Lori Poteet

Avery Hess finished with six points in Friday’s loss to Tri-West.
NEW MARKET -- In its final game of the regular season, the Southmont girls' basketball team headed to the postseason in nearly perfect fashion. They just didn't quite pull out a major upset of Tri-West. The Bruins won 54-42.

"I thought we played with incredible intensity. We got some touchy fouls that got us into foul trouble and we had to back off that intensity," Southmont head coach Susan McVay said, "Tri-West is the second best team in the conference and we played pretty even with them most of the way."

The Mounties (4-17, 1-6 SAC) kept the game within two points after a quarter at 9-7, and trailed by just four at halftime to the Bruins (15-6, 6-1 SAC), 24-20.

Tri-West won each of the second-half quarters by four, slightly pulling away.

Reagan Case recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Brittany Barrett led the Mounties with 11 points.

"Brittany played incredibly intense defense. If she made a mistake she made up for it on the defensive end every time," McVay said.

Southmont plays the second game of the IHSAA sectional 38 at Fountain Central on Tuesday. Tip will be at approximately 7:30 p.m.