Hometown Sports
Don't Miss

Altoona downs Central Mountain

By Kenny Varner

LOCK HAVEN – Scoarboards don’t always tell the story.
Sure it may tell the final score but even scores can be deceiving.
Such was the case for the young Central Mountain girls basketball team.
After numerous miscues on Saturday evening against Selinsgrove, the Wildcats seemed sharper on both offense and defense, structurally but just couldn’t get the ball in the hoop against a very tough Altoona team.
The result was a 57-11 loss to the Mountain Lions.
“There was a total difference. Like I told them tonight. I just wanted them to come out and respond. Altoona is very good team hats off to Miriam (Colledge) and her team. They’re a tough team to play each night,” Central Mountain coach Terrance Green said. “But I liked all around how we responded in terms of just our team effort. It was definitely there tonight. And I was pleased with that.
Altoona was led by Jessica Stevens who finished with a game high 14 points. She was the lone player on the night for either teams that finished in double-digit figures.
Teammate Madison Shetrom just missed a chance at double figures despite hitting two triples and a jumper from the field.
All in all, Altoona hit four triples on the night while refusing to give any up themselves on defense.
In the first quarter, Altoona got the tip and went right to work as it got the ball to Stevens and she went right in the lane, 2-0.
Sadie McCaleb tied the game on the next Wildcat possession with a long two that was just inside the three-point line.
But Shetrom hit her triple minutes later, taking back the lead at 5-2.
After a miss by Central Mountain, Stevens upped the lead to five on a offensive rebound, making it 7-2 with 5:45 left in opening period.
Central Mountain cut the game to three thanks to a Morgan Wetzel’s back Foor basket.
However, Altoona finished out the period going on an 10-0 run.
Defensively, the Mountain Lions tightened things up in the second quarter as it allowed just one point in the period.
It’s offense, it was quite active producing 15 more points in the period, taking a 32-5 lead at halftime.
Things didn’t fair much better, score wise in the third as well for Central Mountain as it was limited to four points in the third and two in the final stanza while Altoona picked up 12 in both periods en route to the 46-point victory.
In JV action, the Wildcats also fell to the Mountain Lions. The score was 62-17.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.