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Lady Patriots split games with ACA, CAS

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

 

The Mt. Pisgah Lady Patriots split a pair of games on Friday and Monday.

On Friday, the Lady Patriots dropped a 23-22 heartbreaker at Apostolic Christian Academy (ACA) in Maryville, but the bounced back on Monday with a 47-21 home victory over Christian Academy of the Smokies (CAS).

Mt. Pisgah’s boys also played on Friday, but the trip to Maryville didn’t go well as the Patriots suffered a 55-44 loss.

Mt. Pisgah plays again Thursday at Fairview Academy in Athens.

Girls Games

Mt. Pisgah at ACA

Points were at a premium Friday night and in the end the Lady Patriots came up one point short, falling 23-22.

The first quarter set the theme for the evening as both teams combined for nine points with Mt. Pisgah holding a 6-3 lead.

The second quarter was just the opposite as the Lady Patriots were outscored 6-3, making the score 9-9 at halftime.

Morgan Walls led Mt. Pisgah with five points at halftime.

Both teams scored better in the third period. Behind three points each from Abby Weir and Jerika McMahan, the Lady Patriots outscored ACA 9-7 in the frame to take an 18-16 lead into the fourth quarter.

ACA scored just seven points again in the fourth quarter, but this time Mt. Pisgah scored only four as ACA pulled out the 23-22 victory.

Walls scored seven points to lead the Lady Patriots in defeat.

ACA’s Alisa McCarter led all scorers on the night with 16 points.

Mt. Pisgah (22) Bullard 3, Weir 5, McMahan 3, Walls 7, Miller 4.

Mt. Pisgah vs. CAS

Offense wasn’t the problem as Mt. Pisgah celebrated Martin Luther King Day with a 47-21 victory over CAS.

Monday’s game was over quick as the Lady Patriots scored the game’s first 12 points on their way to a 19-3 lead after eight minutes of play.

Walls (8 points) and Sonja Miller (5 points) led the Lady Patriots in scoring in the first period while Weir added five rebounds and three blocks.

The Lady Bobcats scored the first four points of the second period to pull within 19-7, but Mt. Pisgah ended the half with a 16-2 run to make the score 35-9 at halftime.

Walls (7 points), Miller (5 points) and Weir (4 points) combined for all 16 points for the Lady Patriots in the second quarter.

Mt. Pisgah pitched a 10-0 shutout in the third quarter to make the score 45-9.

Miller drained two 3-pointers for the Lady Patriots in the third period.

Mt. Pisgah emptied the bench down the stretch and that allowed CAS to win the final frame by 10 points.

Miller led Mt. Pisgah on the day with four 3-pointers and 16 points. Walls (15 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals) and Weir (6 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks, 4 steals) also put up solid numbers.

Mt. Pisgah (47) Walls 15, Bullard 4, Weir 6, Miller 16, Kring 4, Justice 2.

Boys Game

Mt. Pisgah trailed by just four points after three periods of play, but ACA pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 55-44 victory Friday night.

ACA came out strong Friday night, outscoring Mt. Pisgah 16-8 in the opening period of play.

The Patriots played better in the second quarter. Led by eight points from Samuel Parrott, the Patriots won the frame 13-9 to pull within 25-21 at halftime.

Parrott led all scorers in the first half with 12 points while the ACA duo of Dakota Bolt and Nolan Carpenter scored 10 each.

Parrott put on a show in the third quarter. He buried three 3-pointers and scored 13 total points, but Mt. Pisgah was unable to gain any ground as Bolt and Carpenter combined for 15 points to make the score 40-36 entering the final period of play.

ACA went on to outscore the Patriots 15-8 in the final period to make the final score 55-44.

Parrott led all scorers on the night with 30 points, but Bolt (23 points), Carpenter (17 points) and Eli Scarburough (13 points) all scored in double figures for ACA.

Mt. Pisgah (44) Weir 2, Parrott 30, Ladd 8, Davis 4.