An impressive display of athletic prowess and court sense from Monticello this past Tuesday evening proved to be a tad bit too much for the Louisa Lions varsity basketball team to overcome as the hosts fell 74-39 in Palmyra.
Undeterred by host Louisa’s quick 3-0 start, the visiting Mustangs (14-5, 6-1) dashed off six consecutive points to break into a 6-3 lead with just under five minutes remaining in the first quarter. After tying the contest on senior Garrett Feagans’s three-pointer from the top of the key at the 4:18 mark, Louisa would come only within a bucket of their visitors the remainder of the evening.
A 12-4 run by Monticello closed the first quarter and resulted in an 18-10 advantage going into the second stanza. Seniors Jhallii Mosley and Jahvon Shelton contributed five points each in the quarter for the Mustangs. Continuing their dominance, the Mustangs went ahead 27-10 on consecutive steals and lay-ins from Mosley five minutes before halftime. Mosley led Monticello on the night with 24 points while pulling down six rebounds and three steals.
“When a team is that athletic, you have to do other things to counteract them and we didn’t do a lot of those things tonight but we’re learning how to win and we’ll get there,” said Louisa Head Coach Brian Wilson.
To read the entire story, see the Jan. 31 edition of The Central Virginian.