FRANKFORT — It was 10 players to win 11 for Southmont’s girls basketball team in a 55-33 Sagamore Conference win at Frankfort.
The win moves the Mounties to 11-7 on the season and 2-3 in the league while the Hot Dogs fall to 2-18 overall and 0-6 in the conference.
“We are playing as well as any team I have coached here,” South coach Dustin Oakley said. “We are unselfish, we communicate. We are really focused. It was a good night of basketball for us.”
After a slow start and an 11-6 first quarter lead, the visitors picked up the tempo and never looked back. A 10-0 run from the late first into the second quarters gave South a double-digit lead and things kept getting better.
“We really got things going in the second quarter,” Oakley said. “Our defense was unbelievable. I have never seen that many girls on the floor going after loose balls. ”
The Mounties had large statistical margins in several categories.
They were plus-11 in points off turnovers. They forced 27 Frankfort turnovers and scored 24 points.
They were plus 13 in second-chance points. They had a 51-36 rebound advantage and scored 23 points after missed shots.
They finished with 16 assists on 21 made field goals. They had 17 steals.
“We wanted it more tonight,” Oakley said. “Our out of bounds plays were really sharp. Our bigs did a fantastic job and the guards fed the team. Everybody came ready to play tonight. Everybody did all the little things.”
The Mounties got the 12th double-double of the season from Sidney Veatch, as the junior, who leads the Sagamore Conference in rebounding, scored 19 points and hauled in 12 rebounds.
Also in double-figures was Addie Charles with 13 points and Belle Miller with 12.
Charles added seven steals and three assists to her game totals, while Miller grabbed seven rebounds to go with her 6-of-7 shooting night.
For the game, South was 21-of-63 from the field, 4-of-19 from 3-point range and after missing their first five three throw attempts went 9-of-10.
The Hot Dogs, averaging only 27 points a game, struggled to score as South’s defense kept the ball away or stole it away.
The home team was led in scoring by Jordan Frazier with 13 points, which was double her season average, The home team was 12-of-45 from the field, 2-of-13 from long range and 7-of-14 from the line.
Frankfort has road games at Maconaquah and Crawfordsville to finish the season, while the Mounties have a rivalry matchup Saturday, playing host to the Athenians as part of a girl-boy double header.
South won a close junior-varsity game 39-30. Dori Frederick and Hanna Nichols led the Mounties with nine points each, as the Mounties JV record improves to 15-2.
Southmont’s junior-varsity and varsity are a perfect 10-0 in 2020.
“Our varsity and JV are a combined 10-0 in 2020,” Oakley said. “It’s been a good start to the year.”
Wolves down Mustangs
The Fountain Central girls’ basketball team fell to Wabash River Conference foe Parke Heritage 55-43 on Thursday.
Gracie Foxworthy led the Mustangs with 13 points, while Jerzi Hershberger added 10 points and seven rebounds.