September 25, 2023
Eagles recover late, beat Rams in overtime

				                                Starmount's Bella Stewart was knocked down with six 3-pointers in the Wilkes Central game last Wednesday.  Stewart, seen here defended by Eagles' Taylor Munsey, finished the game with 20 points.

Starmount’s Bella Stewart was knocked down with six 3-pointers within the Wilkes Central recreation final Wednesday. Stewart, seen right here defended by Eagles’ Taylor Munsey, completed the sport with 20 factors.

MORAVIAN FALLS – Starmount’s women’ basketball workforce entered the non-conference slope final Wednesday evening earlier than resuming the Northwest 1A Convention recreation.

However what regarded like a superb alternative for the Rams to get out of the skate was an 81-77 time beyond regulation win for the Eagles.

A rebuilding 12 months by Wilkes Central requirements, the Eagles (5-9) took a giant win in opposition to a Starmount workforce that made it to the fourth spherical of the North Carolina Excessive College Athletic Affiliation 1A playoffs final winter.

Wilkes Central additionally benefited from the Rams’ time beyond regulation that Amelia Vanhoy and Morgan Pinnix didn’t begin. Each women fouled within the final minute of the rule.

Starmount led nearly your entire association, nevertheless it wasn’t till the final minute that the Eagles have been down seven factors within the fourth spherical.

Vanhoy hit a pull-up jumper with just below 4 minutes left within the recreation, giving the friends a 65-59 lead.

However Anna Rollins responded on behalf of Wilkes Central. Main all scorers with 33 factors, the younger participant dropped a pair of free throws and Jayla Smoker rapidly turned the sport into one with a shot.

After swapping baskets (Layken Mathis layup for Starmount and a jumper from Rollins), Rollins tied the sport at 1:30 on 67.

Smoker’s separate 2-vs appearances on the free throw line gave the hosts their first win with simply over a minute left.

Ending the sport with 20 factors, Bella Stewart had an opportunity to equalize the sport, however her shot try was unsuccessful. On the rebound that adopted, the Eagles compelled a draw and took the possession arrow.

After a brief timeout, Wilkes Central struggled to get the ball into midfield and Mathis was there to select up the steal. The senior then made a layup to ship the sport into time beyond regulation.

With out Starmount’s key place presence, Smoker took over the additional session after teammate Ruth Privette’s layup.

Smoker joined Rollins in double digits with 28 factors. The veteran additionally missed a good portion of the second half after committing his fourth foul in the course of the third quarter.

In time beyond regulation, Smoker opened a draw recreation to the Eagles dealer with a setback after which hit back-to-back pictures (a Mathis sandwiched between a free throw).

Smoker took the lead from the free throw line to 1 to 2, 78-72 to 6.

Mathis continued the triple knockdown to make it a one-position recreation with 55 seconds to play in time beyond regulation.

Burying six threes into the sport, Stewart tried to equalize the match with a 3. The veteran missed the try however acquired his personal rebound and made the rating 79-77 with 11 seconds left.

Pressured to foul, the Rams put Rollins in peril; Junior missed each free throws, leaving the door open for Starmount to both power a second time beyond regulation or win the sport after Mathis took the rebound.

The veteran dribbled on the bottom, however earlier than he might make a transparent look, he was known as up for a double dribble and Smoker fired a double free throw to freeze the sport.

In a fairly high-scoring first half (the 2 groups mixed for 77 factors), Starmount shot from Vanhoy within the first quarter to guide 11 on 20-9. The senior had a really sturdy opening quarter the place he scored 14 of his workforce’s 23 highest factors.

The Eagles discovered a solution to keep near Rollins and Smoker’s recreation as they did not fall behind in double-digits on the finish of any quarter regardless of posting a number of double-digit deficits.

Defeating Elkin on Friday evening (and including a 57-38 win over South Stokes final Tuesday) the Rams went as much as 14 within the second half 57-43 after Mathis joined Vanhoy and Stewart in a layup. Double digits with 15 factors.

Freshman Molly Swaim missed the double-digits by 9 factors. Combating foul points all through the sport, Pinnix and Maggie Ray completed Starmount’s rating with 5 factors every.

Wilkes Central 81, Starmount 77 (OT)

Yıldız Mountain 22 21 14 12 08 — 77

Wilkes Headquarters 15 19 14 21 12 — 81

STARMOUNT: Layken Mathis 15; Bella Stewart 20; Amelia Vanhoy23; Emma Smith 0; Morgan Pinix 5; Molly Swaim 9; Maggie Ray 5; Ashlynn Abbott 0; Carly Coin 0.

WILKES CENTER: Addisen Freeman 2; Taylor Munsey 0; Ruth Privette 5; Jayla Smoker 28; McKenzie Richardson 3; Anna Rollins 33; Payton McManus 2; Emma Nobles 0; Chloe Lyon3.

THREE NUMBERS: Wilkes Central: Rollins 2, Privette. Star Mountain:

Foothills 2A Convention standings (As of Tuesday evening; Tribune/Ripple protection groups in daring)

Staff Common WL Convention WL

North Surry 9-4 5-0

East Surry 9-2 3-1

Bush 11-4 3-2

North Wilkes 13-4 3-2

Wilkes Middle 5-10 1-4

Surry Middle 7-5 0-3

West Wilkes 4-10 0-3

Northwest 1A Convention standings (As of Tuesday evening; Tribune/Ripple protection groups in daring)

Staff Common WL Convention WL

East Wilkes 10-3 4-0

North Stokes 10-7 3-2

Yıldız Mountain 7-7 3-1

Mount Ethereal 7-3 2-1

South Stokes 6-7 2-3

0-13 0-3

Elkin 2-11 0-4

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