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Mount Airy’s hot shooting dooms Lady Huskies

Nathan Ham Sports Writer nham@civitasmedia.com

December 19, 2013

Mount Airy shot nearly 50-percent from the field and hit 15 three-pointers to beat the Lady Huskies, 61-34.


“Mount Airy is a fantastic basketball team, one of the best, if not the best shooting team I have ever seen,” said Head Coach Laura Foster. “They have multiple players that can shoot the three and shoot it consistently.”


The Lady Bears jumped out front quickly with a 19-9 lead at the end of one. In the second, Mount Airy added on to the lead with some more good shooting and strong defense that held Ashe to just four points in the second quarter.


Ashe shot only 22-percent from the field against one of the top 1A teams in the state.


“I expect them (Mount Airy) to make a deep run in the playoffs,” Coach Foster said.


Paige Spell recorded her second straight double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Morgan Hudler had five points, Hallie Brown had four points, five rebounds and two assists and Tyler Eller had three points.


Ashton Lee ended the contest with two points and four boards and Abby Lopp added two points and seven rebounds.


Mount Airy’s Jasmine Varney led all players with 21 points. Mikayla Seivers added 10, Alex Atkins had nine and Ayano Shelton had eight.


The Lady Huskies dropped to 3-5 overall. Mount Airy remained undefeated at 8-0.


Ashe will return to conference play this Friday with Alleghany coming to town.