2018-01-10 / Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners edged out by Richmond

Richmond, 47 — Mt. Abram, 40
By Cathy Fast Special to the Irregular

MTA girls play a zone defense. 
(Cathy Fast photo) MTA girls play a zone defense. (Cathy Fast photo) SALEM — Jan. 3, the Mt. Abram varsity girls’ basketball team threw off their false flag and braved the Richmond Bobcats until the very end of the grueling battle, succumbing to their might, 47-40 in a game well fought.

MTA had a tight zone and played aggressively with many fast breaks and drawing many fowls. Their full court press was effective in preventing the Bobcats from pirating time from the clock. While running against a strong team, MTA met with Richmond’s mighty force, Sydney Underhill-Tilton, who scored her 1000th career point in the fourth quarter.

Coach Larry Donald played his girls strategically, combining varsity players with younger girls that would have played junior varsity had there been enough for a team. The Mt. Abram community looks on with great anticipation of the future of this hard working team.

High scoring for the Roadrunners were Summer Ross (23) with 24 points and Megan Sorrell (22) with 14 points.

High scoring for the Bobcats were Sydney Underhill- Tilton (00) with 25 points, Bryanne Lancaster (20) with eight points and Ashley Abott (11) with six points.

The Roadrunners are coached by Larry Donald, assisted by Scott Ladd and trainer Jeremy Starbird.

The Bobcats are coached by Mike Lander with assistants Troy Kendrick and Gaye Martin, and managers Ashley Brown and Kristy Sullivan.

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