From Staff Reports
MERIDIAN – When shots fall, good things usually happen.
Such was the case for the Starkville Academy boys basketball team Saturday as they traveled to Meridian and earned a 57-47 win over Lamar School.
"We shot exceptionally well," said SA head coach Chris Lyle. "It was one of our best shooting efforts of the season."
The Volunteers, who improved to 6-13, sank eight total three-pointers over the course of the game.
SA played exceptionally well in the first half, taking a 10-8 lead after the first quarter and extending the advantage to 31-15 by halftime.
The Vols held a 49-29 lead after the third quarter to coast to the victory.
"We really needed this win," said Lyle. "Recently, we've gone back to work on fundamentals and working on our shooting. We're starting to see those dividends pay off."
J.R. Gerhart paced the Vols with a game-high 15 points.
Kyle Lomen added nine points for SA, while both Patrick Jones and Austin Kinard tallied seven.
Zachary Gerhart contributed six points for the Vols.
Chris Scott led Lamar with 11 points as Lane Morgan scored eight.
Starkville Academy returns to the court Tuesday, hosting Washington School.
Starkville Academy 66,
Lamar School 45
MERIDIAN – Head coach Glenn Schmidt's Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers put forth a dominating effort Saturday in a win over Lamar School.
"When things got going, the result was never really in question," said Schmidt. "We did a good job of keeping the lead as the game went on."
Anna Lea Little recorded a double-double, scoring 21 points and hauling in 10 rebounds for SA.
Nora Kathryn Carroll put up 17 points to go along with seven boards for the Lady Vols.
Sallie Kate Richardson, Anna Prestridge and Julianne Jackson scored eight points apiece in the win.
Lamar was led in scoring by Olivia Mabry's 21 points, but it wasn't enough to thwart a motivated Lady Vols squad.
"This was a good win for us," Schmidt said. "We really needed this before our next conference game."
Starkville Academy, who improved to 13-10 with Saturday's win, returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Washington School.