The Mont Alto Women's Basketball team played a competitive game with Brandywine on Wednesday night. Due to injuries, Mont Alto played with only one substitute and didn't give up during the game with Brandywine, who was 7-3 in the PSUAC. The first half of play, Brandywine took a big lead, 50-28 but Mont Alto came back. In the second half, the ladies outscored scored Brandywine 50-39. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to snag the win, losing only by 11, 89-78.
"I was pleased with our overall effort, especially in the second half tonight," Head Coach Paul Lundy comments. "This was by far our best offensive effort of the second semester. We got behind 12-0 to start the game and then outscored Brandywine 78-77 the rest of the way."
It was a team effort from the ladies, four of the six players scored in double digits. Alicia Detwiler (York, PA) was leading scorer for the game and scored her career high of 23 points. Dori Kozain (Waynesboro, PA) added another 20 points and 11 rebounds. Megan Dougherty (Willow Hill, PA) scored 14 points for Mont Alto. Brooke Porter (Shippensburg, PA) was impressive under the basket with 18 rebounds and 11 points.
"I was very excited with our ball movement and offensive execution. The 50 points in the second half we scored was the most of any half this season," Coach Lundy adds. "I challenged the team to get to the basket and not settle for good looks when we can get great ones. The team responded to some team and individual goals that we set for them. I was pleased to see our two main ball handlers; Megan and Kendra have a positive assist to turnover ratio (13 assists to seven turnovers)."
"We still have many areas to improve on as a team but to come out and play so well against a team with the talent, experience and character of Brandywine is an encouragement. We need to build on this result tonight."
Mont Alto has three games left this season. They will travel to Washington Adventist on Sunday for a 2:00 p.m. game.