MOORESVILLE – Opening night didn’t go well for South Rowan’s women’s basketball team with 15% shots and only one scored 3 points in 15 attempts in an unbalanced loss to North Davidson.
But the Raiders expect to improve this season and made some progress in their second outing on Wednesday. They won 61-55 at Pine Lake Prep.
“We hit a lot better tonight,” said south coach Alex Allen. “There’s a lot of work to do, but we’ll get there. “
South averaged just 31.4 points per game last season and hadn’t gone over 60 since the 2018-19 season when Janiya Downs was senior, so the increase in offensive production was very good news.
Bethany Rymer made four 3-pointers and scored 22 points. Mackenzie Chabala scored 15. Madilyn Cherry scored 11. Freshman Kynlee Dextraze scored nine. Eden Childress added four, including a big 3-point pointer.
South only played one game last season in which three players reached doubles.
It was a close match. South (1-1) trailed 32-30 at halftime, but took a lead in the third quarter and finished strong. Rymer scored eight in the fourth quarter.
Nikki Mullen scored 15, Alli Mullen scored 14 and Maddie Hiteshue scored 13 for Pine Lake Prep (0-2). PLP was blown away by 4A Lac Normand in its opener.
South’s first home game is Monday against Stuart Cramer. The Storm (0-1) will travel from Belmont to face the Raiders.
S. Rowan 13 17 15 16 – 61
PL preparation 16 16 12 11 – 55
SOUTH MARKING – Rymer 22, Chabala 15, Cherry 11, Dextraze 9, Childers 4.