LISBON FALLS – After battling the flu the night before, Brittany York wasn’t sure she’d be able to play Friday night. The Lisbon Greyhounds wished she would have stayed home to rest.

The senior center scored 13 of her 19 points in the decisive third quarter to help Mt. Abram to a 53-27 Mountain Valley Conference girls’ basketball win.

The Roadrunners (2-1) led just 17-11 at the break despite holding the Greyhounds (0-2) to 5-of-23 shooting from the field. The Greyhounds struggled at the free throw line as well, hitting only one of nine attempts.

“In the first half we made a lot of mistakes,” said Mt. Abram coach Doug Lisherness. “We were playing with intensity, but we weren’t playing smart.”

One of the Roadrunners who didn’t play well in the first half, by her own admission, was York. She scored only four points and picked up three fouls.

“I understand I have to play aggressively, but I have to play smart,” said York. “I had the three fouls in the first half and that’s not good for a senior player.”

York and the Roadrunners took control of the game early in the third. She made a living in the low blocks by converting three offensive rebounds into points. She also made a quick basket underneath on an inbounds play and added another on a post-up move. Eleven of her points came in succession as the Roadrunners outscored the home team 17-3 in the third quarter to extend their lead to 34-14. Only a 3-pointer from the wing by Stephanie Smith (a team-high seven points) kept the Greyhounds from having a goose egg for the quarter.

“I didn’t want it to stop that’s for sure,” said York. “Sometimes when you’re sick it makes you play harder. I knew what I had to do.”

Guards Kenni Norton and Logahn Walker also had solid offensive efforts. The both finished with 11 points.

The Greyhounds’ offense never got on track. They shot just 25-percent from the floor for the game.

“We played great defensively in the first half and took it to the basket,” said Lisbon coach Jake Gentle. “(The shots) just didn’t go in for us.”


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