South Stokes edged North Surry 49-46 Tuesday night.
Sauras Center Brandon Smith posted all of the team’s points in the first quarter. The senior hit a shot at the first-quarter buzzer to cut the Hounds’ lead to 11-10.
The Sauras got a little momentum and went up 20-17 at the half. However, the North Surry came right back and outscored South Stokes 18-12 in the third to take a 35-32 lead into the final quarter.
The Lady Greyhounds allowed just seven points in the first half on the way to beating the Lady Sauras 46-19 Tuesday.
North Surry improved to 17-1 and a perfect 11-0 in the Northwest Conference.
South Stokes (12-6, 4-6 in the Northwest) has won six of seven since Christmas, but couldn’t score in the first half against the tall front line of the Hounds.
South’s Hannah Wood has had some good scoring games this season, so Coach Shane Slate said he wanted his defense to stay out and not let her have any open looks.
Point guard Kelli Mounce is a threat to shoot outside or drive the lane and can be a handful, Slate admitted. The Hounds held Mounce to 10 points and Wood to just two.