Lady Mavs close regular season with win over Ambassadors
After a rough season so far, the Lady Mavs showed their efforts are paying off this week after a 32-point win over the Knoxville Lady Ambassadors on Friday, Feb. 12. Lady Mavs won 67-35.
It’s the best the Lady Mavs have looked all year, taking a strong lead in the first quarter that they only increased as the night wore on.
The Lady Mavs outscored the Lady Ambassadors in every quarter but the fourth, beating them by a whopping 16 points in the third quarter.
For one of the few times this season, the Lady Mavs dominated in almost every stat recorded, with the only exception being blocks, where they lost 1-0. They finished with 26 two-point goals and three treys for an effective field goal percentage of 45, and controlled the paint well, keeping their opponents to only 12 points inside, while they themselves finished with 46. With that paint control, the Lady Mavs also dominated on rebounds, with a total of 47 (22 offensive and 25 defensive).
The Lady Mavs also finished with 21 steals, undoubtedly contributing to their 25 points off turnovers.
Lead scorer for the Lady Mavs was Emily Mustard with 19 points. She also tied for most rebounds, with eight.
Jaylynn Bullock came in second on points, with 12, including one of the team’s three treys.
Bullock led the team on assists with six, as well as on steals with five.
Lydia Meldrum was third on points, scoring nine, and second place on steals with four.
While Emily Mustard tied for most rebounds on the team, the person she tied with was actually her sister Myra Mustard. Both girls scored exactly three offensive rebounds and five defensive rebounds. Myra Mustard scored eight points for the night, but did finish with an assist and a steal.
Emily Mustard finished with two assists and two steals.
Another notable contributor was Courtney Neer.
Neer finished with only two points, but pulled six rebounds for the Lady Mavs, and finished with three steals, three deflections, and two assists.
That meant she contributed greatly to the team’s success throughout the night.
Neer also had the second-highest time-played, with 27 minutes.