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Mounties swept in DH by SAC foe Danville

DANVILLE – Southmont boys and girls basketball both had rough evenings on Friday as the Mounties were swept in Sagamore Conference double-header at Danville.


In the girls game Senior Saylor Woods looked to the bench for direction in the second quarter of Friday evening’s contest. The word was to get physical.


The Southmont girls basketball team upped the defense at that point, but, offensively, was not a match for No. 15 Danville as the Warriors took the Sagamore Conference game 65-18. “Danville’s really good,” Southmont coach Dan Burkman said. “We just didn’t handle the (defensive) pressure and physical play.”


South (5-7, 0-2 SAC) managed just a free throw in the opening quarter. The Mounties first field goal came on a back door cut by junior Cheyenne Shaw at the 6:22 mark of the second quarter. The defense packed in and held Danville scoreless for nearly two minutes. That forced Danville to pop from behind the arc and Cameryn Rector hit back to back threes for a 31-3 lead with 4:08 to go in the first half.


“I think we started to get comfortable with the tendencies of the other team on offense. They never stopped playing hard. Usually our defense is pretty good. But they hit some threes against our zone. I didn’t feel we could guard them man to man.”


South had its hands full with plenty of ball pressure from the home team, forcing 23 turnovers just in the first half and 36 for the game.


“We were trying to convey to stop throwing the ball away. They were quick and aggressive and we just panicked.”


Senior Chelsea Veatch led the scoring with six points and also hauled down a team high seven rebounds. Delorean Mason came in averaging nearly 12 points, but was held to four.


Danville senior Isabelle Wooten had a game high 19 points and nine boards in the team’s fifth straight victory.


The rebounding was close as the home team held only a 32-26 edge.


South is next in action Tuesday Dec. 13 at home against Bethesda Christian.


Short-handed boys no match for high-powered Warriors


Even playing without two starters, the attack was on for the Southmont boys basketball team Friday evening.


That attack ran up against the size and experience of Danville though. Toss in some poor shooting and the Mounties came up on the short end of a 71-36 Sagamore Conference contest.


Mountie coach Jake Turner knew what his team was up against.


“We were obviously a little shorthanded without Carson (Chadd) and Vince (Reimondo) plus Carter Hubble still has not played so we’re down our two biggest guys. Danville’s probably the biggest team we’ll face all year.”


Chadd suffered an injury last Saturday and Reimondo is down with the flu. Hubble is still recovering from off season double knee surgery.


South battled going just six deep for most of the game. A four minute-plus stretch of the first quarter without a point allowed the home team to open a 20-8 advantage at the end of the quarter and the Warriors never looked back.


“Their 1-3-1 gave us some problems, but we had a lot of good looks in the paint and around the rim. A few of those fall and you never know.”


Danville took a 38-17 lead into the locker room. South started the third quarter with a 6-2 run, two of those baskets by senior E.J. Brewer to cut it to 40-23. The Warriors reciprocated with the next 12 points to stop the small rally.


“I’m extremely proud of my team and I told them that after the game,” Turner added. “We did everything we could. We battled and did a lot of the things we wanted to do from the game plan.”


Part of that game plan is attack the basket against both zone and man-to-man defenses.


“That’s what we want to do. We want to finish in the paint, kick it out for a three or get fouled. We got them in the double bonus early in the second quarter and we were better at the free throw line.”


Turner offered no excuses.


“Overall, for some our guys this is their fifth varsity game ever. To face that size, physicality and pressure we should learn from this and only get better. But we play to win no matter who is out there.”


The Warriors blazed the nets, hitting 29 of 48 from the field. Junior Zach Waits led them off the bench with 14.


South was a cool 11 of 42 shooting. Brewer was 6-of-9 and was perfect at the line in six attempts. He led South with 18 and had a team high 7 rebounds. Trip Ward added 11 points.


“They shot the ball well. Hats off to them. I thought we did a pretty good job keeping them off the offensive boards, did a good job boxing out.”


Southmont hosts Greencastle Saturday to continue its four-game-in-seven-days stretch.


“We’re hoping Carson can play. If not, it’s the next man up and then we have two more games next week.”


GIRLS GAME:

Danville 65, Southmont 18


Score by Quarter


SHS 1 7 8 2 - 18


DHS 18 18 20 9 - 65


Southmont (5-7, 0-2 SAC): FG-FGA FT-FTA PTS: Saylor Woods 0-5 0-0 0 Kenzie


Douglas 0-0 0-0 0 Olivia Gray 1-2 0-0 2 Chelsea Veatch 1-3 4-4 6 Cheyenne Shaw 1-4


1-2 3 Delorean Mason 1-8 1-2 4 Chloe Jenkins 1-5 1-2 3; Totals 5-27 7-10 18


Danville (10-2, 3-0): Mika Baxter 1-2 0-0 2 Kortney Bynum 0-1 0-0 0 Emma Ancelet 3-9


5-5 11 Kooper Stone 5-13 4-4 16 Isabelle Wooten 8-15 3-4 19 Cameryn Rector 4-9 0-0


12 Jocelyn Pearcy 1-5 0-0 2 Lucy Riggs 1-1 0-0 3; Totals 23-55 12-13 65


3-Point Shooting: SHS 1-5 (Mason 1-3, Veatch 0-2), DHS 7-16 (Rector 4-5)


Rebounding: SHS 26 (Veatch 7, Jenkins 5, Shaw 4 ), DHS 32 (Wooten 9, Stone 8)


Turnovers: SHS 36, DHS 13


BOYS GAME:

Danville 71, Southmont 36


Score by Quarter


SHS 8 9 11 8 - 36


DHS 20 18 16 17 - 71


Southmont (3-2, 1-1 SAC): FG-FGA FT-FTA PTS: Trip Ward 3-13 3-4 11 Kyler


McCandless 0-1 1-2 1 Lucas Oppy 1-2 0-2 2 Hayden Hess 0-9 0-2 0 EJ Brewer 6-9 6-6


18 Aaron McMasters 1-7 0-0 2 Jacob Fox 0-0 0-1 0 Evan Watson 0-1 0-0 0 Marshall


Little 0-0 2-2 2; Totals 11-42 12-18 - 36


Danville (3-1, 1-0): Caden Collins 5-8 2-3 12 Jonah Thieman 0-0 0-0 0 Trayton Ross 0-2


0-0 0 Jace Scrafton 3-5 0-0 7 Lukas McMahon 2-3 1-2 6 Zachary Waits 5-8 0-0 14


Elijah Tricker 2-6 3-4 8 Steven Webb 4-5 0-0 8 Braden Shelley 1-1 0-0 2 Owen Collier


5-8 0-1 10 Evan Lawrence 2-2 0-0 4; Totals 29-48 6-10 71


3-Point Shooting: SHS 2-12 (Ward 2-8), DHS 3-10 (Scrafton 1-2, McMahon 1-2, Tricker


1-3)


Rebounding: SHS 26 (Brewer 7, McMasters 4), DHS 34 (Lawrence 9, Webb 5)


Turnovers: SHS 18, DHS 9


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