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Mesa rolls over South Mountain

Christopher Jones
Mesa Legend

MCC basketball player
(Photo: Tania Ritko / Mesa Legend)

Mesa lady’s basketball continues strong conference play as they climbed to 9-3 in conference play, 13-5 overall by defeating South Mountain Cougars Wednesday night 63-41 Mesa’s Sophomore, Quynne Huggins had the most success in scoring 19 points, four rebounds while contributing in bunches on defense taking three steals. NJCAA DII player of the week, Allies Fuller, added on an impressive 18 points and five rebounds to increase the lead even further for the Thunderbirds. It was a big second quarter where Mesa pulled away for good from the Cougars, outscoring South Mountain 19-10 and heading

It was a big second quarter where Mesa pulled away for good from the Cougars, outscoring South Mountain 19-10 and heading to halftime with a 35-20 advantage. Putting the visiting Cougars down for the count suffering by fifteen. For the game, Mesa shot 37 percent (23-61) from the field, connecting on seven three-pointers and making 10 of 12 free throws. South Mountain was held to just 24 percent shooting throughout the entire game.

They came out in the half and put up a pathetic effort scoring just five points in the third quarter on 0-9FG during that quarter.  When asked what that all contributed to South Mountains struggles Mesa’s No. 11, Quynne Huggins, said “the consistency of our transition game, which we knew they couldn’t handle because we’re in a lot better shape than they are.”

From that point on it was a dominant showing the Lady Thunderbirds put on for the crowd at Theo Heap gym as they cruised with a lopsided victory. Mesa has won now 11 straight victories against South Mountain dating back to the 2010 season.

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