BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Lady Mountaineers advance with 53-41 win over Mt. Airy

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Team will host No. 6-seed Community School of Davidson at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29

  • Girls vs. Mt. Airy
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The No. 3 seed Mitchell Lady Mountaineers advanced in the NCHSAA Class 1A playoffs Thursday, Feb. 27, with a 53-41 win over No. 14 seed Mt. Airy. Senior Hannah McMahan, left, scored a game-high 16 points while dishing out four assists. Junior Paige Johnson, right, scored 15 points and was 2-for-3 from 3-point range. (Brandon Roberts/News-Journal)

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LEDGER – The No. 3 seed Mitchell Lady Mountaineers advanced in the NCHSAA Class 1A playoffs Thursday, Feb. 27, with a 53-41 win over No. 14 seed Mt. Airy.

The Lady Mountaineers (20-5) were tied 11-11 with the Lady Granite Bears (15-12) but outscored the visitors 17-2 in the second quarter to build a lead that was never relinquished.

Mitchell scored 13 second-chance points to Mt. Airy’s four and outrebounded its opponent 36-36 in the win.

Senior Hannah McMahan scored a game-high 16 points while dishing out four assists. Junior Paige Johnson scored 15 points and was 2-for-3 from 3-point range. Junior Marley Cloer had a game-high six rebounds in the win.

Mitchell will host No. 6-seed Community School of Davidson in the third round at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in Ledger.

 

             1          2          3          4         FINAL

MHS    11        17        13        12        53

MAHS  11        5          14        11        41

 

Mitchell – J. Pittman 7, M. Cloer 4, H. McMahan 16, P. Johnson 15, M. Biddix 2, P. Pittman 3, A. Huskins 6