Tuesday night basketball recap:
Both of North Stokes’ varsity teams remain on the hunt for a conference win this season, after taking some tough losses to Bishop McGuinness on Tuesday night at North Stokes High School.
The Vikings kept it close throughout most of the game, but the Villains pulled away in the fourth quarter with some big plays that allowed them to grab a 77-59 win for the evening.
“We did some very good things offensively, but we just couldn’t get any defensive stops in the fourth quarter,” Vikings Coach David Anderson said.
The Lady Vikings kept it to a close 10-7 in the first quarter, with the Villains leading by three points. But, the Villains burst onto the court in the second quarter and posted up 23 points, while limiting the Vikings’ scoring to just two points.
In the second half, the Lady Vikings struggled to get on the board. Over the final two quarters, the team scored only seven points. The Villains finished out the game with two more strong quarters to take the win 57-16.
Lady Vikings Coach Mitch Reeves said it wasn’t easy to matchup with the Villains.
“They are a very good 1A team and have played a tough schedule so they are battle tested,” he said. “We just didn’t have what it took to play with them last night.”
South Stokes’ varsity teams faced off against Winston-Salem Prep on Tuesday night at South Stokes High School.
The Lady Sauras came out strong in the first quarter against the Villains and led by nine points. But, by halftime, the Villains only lagged by one point 27-26.
In the third quarter the Villains jumped ahead and grabbed an eight-point lead.
Lady Sauras Coach Mitch Adams said that his team “settled down” and “took care of the ball” in the final quarter. Hannah Wood tied the game up 46-46 with big three. After a baseline jumper by Shay Hampton the Sauras came ahead 53-50.
In the final moments of the quarter, the Sauras went 8-10 on the free-throws line to inch by for a narrow 61-59 win for the evening.
The Lady Sauras improved to 4-5 in the conference this season.