South Stokes Lady Sauras are on a five game winning streak. On Friday night the girls traveled to North Stokes and defeated the Lady Vikings 55-50.
“I thought we battled well,” said Sauras coach Mitch Adams. “We’re playing hard. We’re not playing as smart as we can, but the efforts there.”
North trailed South in the first quarter but bounced back with a 26-23 lead at halftime with key shots from senior Lauren Charleville and Sarah McBride.
“Sarah, she’s grown up so much and her maturity level is a lot higher. There was contributions from everyone, but she and Lauren definitely carried the load for us tonight,” said North Stokes coach Mitch Reeves.
South opened the third quarter with two shots from Hailey Yontz.
“In the second half down the stretch we made our free throws. Hailey was 9 out of 10 at the line. I was proud of how this team came together,” Adams said.
As the season progresses he hopes to see his team improve on defense and being in the right spots.
“We missed a lot of our assignments. The first quarter we didn’t foul anyone. The second quarter we didn’t move our feet and had 10 fouls. We have to learn to play defense with our feet and not our hands,” Adams said.
Sophomore Mallory Tedder chipped in an impressive 23 points on Friday, which included five 3-pointers.
Earlier in the week against Starmount, South was down by two and Tedder banked a three point shot with less than a minute left to go propelling the Sauras to a win.
“She’s been on fire this week,” Adams said.
Coming off a big win against West Stokes on Wednesday, North kept the momentum going and took the lead a number of times each quarter.
Lauren Charleville poured in 16 points and Sarah McBride added 15.
“I think the teams were pretty evenly matched. We played our hearts out. South played their hearts out and they just got the best of us tonight,” Reeves said.
South Stokes 55, North Stokes 50
South Stokes 14 9 16 16 – 55
North Stokes 6 20 12 12 – 50
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