How often do you see a team with more offensive rebounds than defensive? That was the case against the Patriots for the girls as they hauled in 20 offensive rebounds (19 defensive) as they got plenty of second and even third opportunities to score. South’s defense continued to shine as well as they held the visiting Patriots to just nine points at halftime. While the final score read 39-25, Southmont coach Dan Burkman still wasn’t too satisfied after the game.
“It didn’t feel like a win should have tonight,” Burkman said. “I felt like we were still too sloppy with the ball and honestly at halftime it looked like in the lockeroom that we were down 20. It was a very strange game. I’m glad we came away with the win though at the end of the day.”
DeLorean Mason led all scorers in the game with 14 points and continued to pester the Patriots all game long tallying six steals. Mason continues to rank among the state’s best (seventh overall) with 6.5 steals per game. Chelsea Veatch scored 13 while Cheyenne Shaw added six and was one of the leaders down low tallying 12 rebounds. Olivia Gray added two points and added nine rebounds (seven offensive) while Chloe Jenkins and Saylor Woods each scored a bucket as well to end with two.
While the Mounties do like to use the speed and athleticism to push the tempo, against the Patriots, their offense was more methodical and patient, something that Burkman has been wanting them to do as of late.
“We’ve been working on being a little more patient on offense,” he said. “Whether it’s against man or zone, we’ve really been working to make sure we don’t rush things. They’re still a little impatient at times and that caused some of our turnovers, but you can tell we’re getting better in that area.”
With the win the Mounties improve to 6-7 on the season. They will be back in action on Friday night in another girl/boy double-header when the Mounties welcome Sagamore Conference rival Western Boone to New Market. The Stars already have a victory over the Mounties back in the Sugar Creek Classic (36-21). Burkman knows his team is capable of beating the Stars, but they’ll have to play their best basketball.
“I’m looking forward to it again and I hope the girls are as well,” Burkman said of the re-match vs the Stars. “We need to play better than we did in the Classic. I’ve watched plenty of that film already and it’ll be good for them to see what I’m talking about rather than me just telling them.”
SOUTHMONT 39, BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 25
Score By Quarter
BC 6 3 6 10 — 25
SM 11 10 10 8 — 39
Bethesda Christian (6-4)
FG-FGA FT-FTA Pts: Eve Collins 0-1 0-0 0, JayLa Ferguson 2-7 1-1 5, Lindsey Dodson 3-5 0-0 7, Leah Heim 2-3 0-0 4, Sydney Goodin 1-5 1-2 3, Paige Vawter 2-13 1-2; Totals 10-34 3-5 29
Saylor Woods 1-3 0-0 2, Olivia Gray 1-2 0-2 2, Chelsea Veatch 4-14 2-4 13, Cheyenne Shaw 3-5 0-1 6, DeLorean Mason 6-15 0-2 14, Chloe Jenkins 1-9 0-2 2; Totals 16-48 2-11 39
3 pt shooting: BC 2-17 (Vawter, Dodson) SM 5-16 (Veatch 3, Mason 2)
Rebounding: BC 26 (Ferguson 12), SM 39 (Shaw 12, Gray 9, Jenkins 6)
Turnovers: BC 20, SM 16