September 23, 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 sport final Wednesday. Stewart, seen right here defended by Eagles’ Taylor Munsey, completed the sport with 20 factors.

MORAVIAN FALLS – Starmount’s ladies’ basketball crew entered the non-conference slope final Wednesday night time earlier than resuming the Northwest 1A Convention sport.

However what seemed like a very good alternative for the Rams to get out of the skate changed into an 81-77 extra time win for the Eagles.

A rebuilding 12 months by Wilkes Central requirements, the Eagles (5-9) took an enormous win in opposition to a Starmount crew 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’ extra time that Amelia Vanhoy and Morgan Pinnix didn’t begin. Each ladies fouled within the final minute of the rule.

Starmount led virtually the complete association, but it surely 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 slightly below 4 minutes left within the sport, 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 extra time.

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 midst of the third quarter.

In extra time, Smoker opened a draw sport to the Eagles dealer with a setback after which hit back-to-back photographs (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 sport with 55 seconds to play in extra time.

Burying six threes into the sport, Stewart tried to equalize the match with a 3. The veteran missed the try however obtained 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 extra time or win the sport after Mathis took the rebound.

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

In a reasonably 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 crew’s 23 highest factors.

The Eagles discovered a option to keep near Rollins and Smoker’s sport 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 night time (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. Fighting 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 night time; Tribune/Ripple protection groups in daring)

Crew 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 night time; Tribune/Ripple protection groups in daring)

Crew 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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