Lady Mt’neers struggle in Stockton tournament, look to host Marshfield

Skylan Akins

Right, Addie Hall cuts baseline for a bucket Thursday in the consolation semifinals against Stockton. (Photo by Skylan Akins)

Mt. Vernon’s Lady Mt’neers took home sixth place in the 14th Annual Stockton Tournament after falling to the Lamar Lady Tigers in the consolation game 48-44 in overtime Saturday morning.
The Lady Mt’neers opened the tournament as the fifth seed against Morrisville, Wednesday afternoon. Mt. Vernon has struggled at times this season scoring the ball and this was in prime effect in the opening half, as two field goals and four free throws from Isabel Cloud—part of eight points in the opening half—expanded the deficit to 19-8. Despite 10 second half points from Cheyenne Bieber, Morrisville was too much to handle as they beat Mt. Vernon 44-34. The loss moved Mt. Vernon to the consolation bracket where they saw a Stockton team that was searching for production. Mt. Vernon used a full court press that caused chaos for the ball handlers all game long as turnovers were the key for the Lady Mt’neers, as they ran away to a 46-31 victory to set up a rematch with Lamar in the fifth place game. The Lady Mt’neers started quickly with Addie Hall and Bieber leading. Mt. Vernon had a 25-21 lead going into the half. However, Lamar’s Zavrie Wiss would explode in the second half and ended up hitting a free throw at the end of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 41, forcing overtime. Wiss continued to dominate in the overtime period as the Lady Tigers emerge victorious, 48-44.
Mt. Vernon falls to 7-9 for the year as they get ready to take on a brutal Big 8 schedule starting Thursday with a home game against 12-3 Marshfield.


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