Wildcats sweep NAMS

Stephanie King

The SERMS Wildcats closed out their week with a trip to Asheboro to take on the NAMS Comets on Thursday afternoon. The girls kicked off the doubleheader with the Wildcats pulling away early for the win.

The Lady Wildcats put themselves on the board first after a steal and score from Aiyanna Mears. A jumper from Mackenzie Gee put the Wildcats in front 4-0. NAMS put their first points on the board after a trip to the free throw line by Monica Powell. She would knock down both free throws to cut the lead to two. Gee swished another jumper to extend SERMS lead to 6-2. Madison Bishop cut the lead to three for the Comets after she knocked down one of two free throws. SERMS closed out the first quarter as Delana Loflin made three of five free throws. The Wildcats led 9-3.

SERMS opened the second quarter with a 6-0 run including a three from Loflin. Bishop knocked down another free throw for the Comets, but Mears responded with a bucket on the other end. Veronica Powell scored her first points of the game late in the quarter for the Comets. Loflin knocked down a pair at the charity stripe as the Wildcats took a 20-6 lead into the half.

It would be all SERMS in the third quarter as they held the Comets scoreless during the second half. The Wildcats scored thirteen unanswered points in the third quarter for a 33-6 lead. Neither team would score in the fourth quarter and the Wildcats took home a 33-6 win.

Delana Loflin led the Wildcats with 8 points, while Logann Beaver chipped in 6. Aiyanna Mears added 5 for SERMS. Monica Powell, Veronica Powell, and Madison Bishop each scored 2 points for the Comets.


In the closing game of the doubleheader the boys squared off in a close contest. The Wildcats would come from behind to gain the victory over the Comets.

Delonte Glover put the Wildcats on the board first, but Qamelo Butler knocked down a pair of free throws to tie the game at 2 all. Brody Gardner picked the Comets pocket and then picked up three points the old-fashioned way to put the Wildcats in front 5-2. Butler responded on the other end with a three-point play to once again tie the game. Gardner scored once more off the feed from Glover to give SERMS a 7-5 lead. Elias Alston tied the game at 7 all as the first quarter came to a close.

NAMS took their first lead of the night after a bucket from T. Matthews, but Landon Loflin would tie the game at 9 with a score in the post for the Wildcats. The Comets scored six unanswered to take a 15-9 lead over the Wildcats midway through the second quarter. Loflin outscored the Comets 5-2 during the final minute of the half to cut the lead to three. At the half NAMS led 17-14.

SERMS came alive in the third quarter of play as they fought their way back into the lead. NAMS opened the quarter with a bucket from Butler and a pull up three from Alston to take a 22-14 lead. From there, SERMS scored nine unanswered to regain the lead. Gardner sparked the run with a pair of free throws and Nicah Taylor. laid one at the buzzer to put the Wildcats in front 23-22. The Wildcats opened the fourth quarter with a 10-2 run including two threes from Taylor and Glover. Alston pulled up for another three to cut the lead to 33-27 for the Comets. Both teams would remain scoreless during the final moments of the quarter as SERMS won 33-27.

Brody Gardner paced the Wildcats with 15 points, while Landon Loflin finished with 8. Nicah Taylor and Delonte Glover each notched 5 in the win. Elias Alston led the Comets with 14 points, while Qamelo Butler added 7.

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