The Mont Alto Women's Basketball team stepped on their home court for the last time this season on Sunday. The ladies hosted Wilkes-Barre and finished with a big win. They ended the season with an exciting game, winning 72-70.
"I was so proud of the way the team played yesterday," Head Coach Paul Lundy comments. "Wilkes-Barre is a good team and we wanted to end the season on a high note. The ladies responded to the challenge and turned in one of their better efforts of the season on Sunday. We knew that Wilkes-Barre was strong at the guard and center position and we attempted to limit their scoring from those positions. Facing an early 14-4 deficit we finished the first half on a strong 33-15 run to have a large lead at halftime. We focused on executing our game plan in the second half and in front of a rambunctious home crowd we were able to seal the win late at the foul line."
The ladies took the lead in the first half, 37-29 and although Wilkes-Barre came back in the second half, Mont Alto secured the win. Once again with Mont Alto's six players active players each played an important role in the win. Four players scored in double digits and everyone scored at least seven points. Freshman Alexis Shaffer (Hagerstown, MD) was the leading scorer and earned a double-double. Shaffer added 18 points to the board and grabbed 11 rebounds. Megan Doughtery (Willow Hill, PA) scored 15 points and Kendra Hilbert (Dover, PA) had 14 points. Dori Kozain (Waynesboro, PA) added another 10.
"Our scoring balance has been an asset all season," Coach Lundy adds. "Our opponents are not able to key in on any one individual. All of my players have the ability to score and be a threat. Kendra, playing in her last game at Mont Alto was solid. She added 14 points and four assists. Alicia Detwiler provided excellent leadership and her experience shown bright. She notched eight points and dished out six assists while only turning the ball over once."
The ladies finished their season 6-17 overall and 4-12 in the PSUAC.
"I feel like today's game is representative of our talent. I believe that we didn't fully realize our potential in the win/loss category this year. But today we showed our home fans how well we can play and that the future of Mont Alto Lady Lions Basketball is bright," Coach Lundy adds.