Northwood girls win big over Southern Durham, 70-44

Pittsboro, NC – The Northwood Lady Chargers varsity basketball team scored 70 points and held the Southern Durham Spartans to 44 points in a league victory on Thursday, January 7. The Chargers now sport a 2-0 record. They put it on the line next when they host Orange for a Big Eight 3A battle on Friday, January 15.

January 7, 2021Q1Q2Q3Q4Final
Southern Durham134171044
Box score

Leading scorers for the game were McKenna Snively with 20 points (7-15 shooting 3-6 3pt. FG), Te’Keyah Bland (8/11 Shooting) with 17 points, Natalie Bell with 8 points and Caroline Allen with 7 points.

Northwood Scoring

#Athlete NamePtsFGFGAFG%
2Rae McClarty (Sr)62450
5Natalie Bell (Jr)822100
12Te’Keyah Bland (So)1781173
14Mckenna Snively (Jr)2071547
22Skylar Adams (Fr)62825
24Myla Marve (Jr)21333
40Caroline Allen (Jr)73560
45J. Faucette (Sr)42367
Team Totals70275153

Leading rebounder for the game was Te’Keyah Bland with 10 rebounds. Skylar Adams contributed with 6 assists and grabbed 5 steals.

Te’Keyah Bland had 17 points and 10 rebounds against Southern Durham.
(photo by Gene Galin)

Rebs, Asst, Steals and TOs

#Athlete NameOffDefTot RebAstStlsTO
2Rae McClarty (Sr)224032
3Theryn Elmore (So)011000
5Natalie Bell (Jr)022233
12Te’Keyah Bland (So)3710113
14Mckenna Snively (Jr)224121
22Skylar Adams (Fr)011652
24Myla Marve (Jr)011021
40Caroline Allen (Jr)044102
45J. Faucette (Sr)134002
Team Totals82331111616
Skylar Adams had 6 assists and 5 steals. (photo by Gene Galin)

After the big win head Lady Chargers basketball coach Cameron Vernon said: “This is a big win for us. During my time at Northwood we have really struggled against Southern Durham because they are always a very athletic and aggressive team. But this by far was our best performance during my tenure against them. A key was our guards ability to handle their pressure. I cannot say enough about our guards especially Skylar Adams for handling the pressure. We talked briefly before the game about what to expect and she is a great decision maker and ball handler.

McKenna once again showed her improvement. 20 points a career high and she was 3/6 from 3 point range and 2 that were misses were halfway down. Very nice to have Tekeyah on the floor as well as she showed her ability to be a force inside and was very efficient with 8/11 shooting. I have a very good problem because I have a lot of girls that can play and not enough minutes to hand out.

Natalie Bell, Rae McClarty and Myla Marve did a phenomenal job offensively and defensively against the Southern guards. A key moment was in the first quarter when we decided to go from man defense to a 2-3 zone because we were not moving our feet well enough and reaching. That forced Southern to shoot more from the outside and I feel their strength is getting to the basket.

On the offensive end we were very efficient. 24/44 (55% from 2fg) and 3/7 (43% 3FG) is very good. An area though that we all know we need to work on is the 13/26 from the foul line (50%). Our team goal is 70% daily in practice and games so we have a lot of room for improvement.

However, very happy on the girls performance tonight and they played extremely well.”