Mercy Academy vs. Bethlehem (Girls)
Bethlehem High School
January 29, 2021
Bethlehem trailed Mercy Academy70-69 in the closing seconds but Bethlehem’s 5-5 Fr. Carlie Thurmond stole the ball scored the layup, was fouled, and added the free throw to give the Banshees a 72-70 lead. Mercy Academy had one last chance but their shot was blocked by 6-2 So. Xaviara Smalley to ensure the victory in a hard fought contest. Bethlehem shot 39.4% from the field including eight of 22 from the three point line. The Banshees connected on 12 of 17 free throws, and pulled down 34 rebounds. Mercy Academy shot 44.4% from the field including eight of 16 from beyond the arc. The Jaguars connected on 14 of 20 free throws and pulled down 33 rebounds.
5-10 Sr. Ella Thompson led Bethlehem with 23 points including 10 of 10 free throws and 11 rebounds. 5-7 Jr. Kasey Spaulding added 15 points including three three point baskets. 5-5 Fr. Carlie Thurmond recorded 14 points and 5-5 Sr. Amelia Hodges added 12 points including three three point baskets. 6-2 So. Xaviara Smalley chipped in with six points and seven rebounds.
5-7 So. Pace Rickard added Mercy Academy with 13 points and nine rebounds. 6-2 Fr. Mariah Knight added 13 points including six of eight free throws and eight rebounds. 6-1 So. Emma Barnett recorded 11 points including two three point baskets and six rebounds. 6-0 So. Amy Thompson chipped in with eight points and 5-6 So. Lexi Cash recorded seven points.
Mercy Academy (70) – Rickard 13, Knight 13, Barnett 11, Thompson 8, Cash 7, White 6, Crippin 5, Smith 4, Price 3.
Bethlehem (72) – Thompson 23, Spaulding 15, Thurmond 14, Hodges 12, Smalley 6, Filiatreau 2.