Belgreen girls improve to 5-0 with 50-28 victory against area foe Mount Hope
MOUNT HOPE – The Belgreen varsity girls basketball team extended its season-opening winning streak to five games and move to 3-0 in area play as the Lady Bulldogs cruised past Mount Hope.
Amber Smith led the way with 18 points during the 50-28 victory.
"I'm tickled we started out like this so far," said Belgreen coach Shauna Humphries.
Mount Hope opened the scoring, taking an early 2-0 lead, but it was the only time the Lady Jackets would hold a lead during the game as Smith answered with a 3-pointer to give the Lady Bulldogs the lead for good.
Belgreen extended its lead to 17-2 by the end of the first quarter.
The Lady Bulldogs pushed their advantage to 32-4 before Mount Hope began a small rally to cut the halftime deficit to 36-15.
The scoring during the second half was fairly even with Belgreen outscoring Mount Hope 14-13 during the final two quarters.
Katelin Barber added six points for the Lady Bulldogs while Deborah Billingham scored five. Brittany Simmons and Anna DeVaney each scored four points for Belgreen.
"I've got a really good group of hard-working girls," Humprhies said.
Claudia Townsend recorded a double-double to lead the Lady Red Devils past Brilliant Monday, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
She also had seven steals in the 38-31 win.
Vina improved to 1-3 on the season.
Devyn Childers added nine points and four steals for Vina while Emily Davidson recorded 10 rebounds.
Miranda Howard scored nine points to lead the Vina seventh and eighth grade girls team past Brilliant 30-11.
Fallyn Shotts and Catlin Benstien added six points each for the Lady Red Devils.