Lady Mavs reel off three straight wins

Lady Mav Rowan Smith puts up a bucket against Gibbs last week. (photo:Ricky Williams )
The Anderson County Lady Mavericks are on a roll as they claimed wins over Gibbs, Scott, and Carter in the past week.

Last Tuesday, the Lady Mavs topped visiting region rival Gibbs 55-41.

“We shot the ball pretty good and defensively we played good for the most part,” said Mitch Cupples, Anderson County head coach.

“We had a couple of breakdowns, but overall, I think they [Gibbs] wound up shooting 25 percent from the field so there were a lot of misses and a lot of rebounds to be had,” he said. “Offensively, we got a bunch of shots in the paint.”

Anderson County outscored the Lady Eagles in every quarter, leading 31-22 at the half and 43-30 at the end of the third quarter.

Anderson County’s Emily Mustard led all scorers with 17 points. Jaylynn Bullock (13) and Lydia Meldrum (12) also hit double figures.

GHS 12 10 8 11 41

AC 16 15 12 12 55

Gibbs - Taylor (13), Whaley (8), Large (7), Buckner (4), Merritt (3), Surrett (2), Vogt (2), Parker (2)

AC - Emily Mustard (17), Jaylynn Bullock (13), Lydia Meldrum (12), Kylee Alvis (7), Rowan Smith (4), Shelby Kelly (2)

On Friday night, the Lady Mavs claimed a huge district road win by a score of 39-35 at Scott.

“It’s a pretty big win on the road. It was a hard-fought win and kind of a slow, methodical game. We just kept plugging away,” Cupples said.

Anderson County fell behind early, as the Lady Highlanders took a seven-point lead in the first quarter. The Lady Mavs cut into the lead to trail 21-15 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Anderson County cut the deficit to 26-24. They outscored Scott 15-9 down the stretch to take the win.

Lady Mav Kylee Alvis led all scorers with 15 points while Mustard added 11 points.

AC 3 12 9 15 39

Scott 10 11 5 9 35

AC - Kylee Alvis (15), Emily Mustard (11), Jaylynn Bullock (7), Emily Flatford (4), Rowan Smith (2)

Scott - Morrow (11), Woodward (9), Duncan (6), Terry (4), Lawson (3), Garrett (2)

On Monday night, the Lady Mavs bested region rival Carter 45-36.

“It was kind of a struggle. Both teams were missing buckets. Neither team shot it well. It was a physical game. A win is a win. We just need to find a way to scrap it out,” Cupples said.

After a low scoring first quarter, both teams shot the ball better in the second quarter as the game was tied at 19-19 at the half.

The Lady Mavs put 15 points on the board in the third quarter as they went up 34-27. They finished just ahead of the Lady Hornet’s scoring pace in the fourth quarter to take the win.

Lydia Meldrum led all scorers with 15 points while Jaylynn Bullock added 13.

The Lady Mavs will host district rival Halls Friday night at 6:30 p.m. They open play in the Anderson County Christmas Tournament Saturday at 3:15 p.m. against Stone Memorial. They will also have games on Monday and Tuesday with opponents and times to be decided.

CHS 5 14 8 9 36

AC 7 12 15 11 45

Carter - Yeo (12), Jones (9), McSwain (9), Lampkun (2), Coffey (2), Walford (1), Blair (1)

AC - Lydia Meldrum (15), Jaylynn Bullock (13), Kylee Alvis (7), Shelby Kelly (6), Emily Flatford (2), Emily Mustard (2)