Leading the Indians in their scoring effort throughout the season, Macy Hollenshead goes in strong for the shot against Laura Etris. With only one loss under their belt prior to Saturday night’s matchup, the Southern Fulton Lady Indians’drive, determination and teamwork ensured them yet another victory.
The biggest win of the season for the Indians, the girls clinched the District 5-A title with a 53-40 ousting of Berlin. The victory at University Pitt- Johnstown on March 3 also marked the secondconsecutive district title win for the Lady Indians.
Getting off to a slow start in the first period, the Indians managed to rally for double digits in the final three quarters. Meanwhile, the team’s defensive effort held Berlin to a combined 15 points in the middle periods.
The Indians’ offense was led by guard Macey Hollenshead, who rallied for 21 points that included eight free-throw shots. Teammate Taelor Morton also reached double digits during the game with 15 points, while senior forward Courtney Strait rounded out the night with eight points.
Taelor Morton looks for the pass during Saturday’s game. Morton finished out the game in double digits with 15 points. The Lady Indians are slated to play again Saturday, March 10, against the third-place team from District 9.
Surrounded by their teammates, Lady Indians Courtney Strait and Jenna Hollenshead hold up the District 5-A plaque during the award ceremony following the title match.
Kayla Chilcote goes airborne as Berlin's Gina Trulick tries to maintain control of the ball.
Kayla Wertz plays some tough defense during last Saturday's district championship match.
Jenna Hollenshead makes a move to the basket against Berlin defender Erica Craig.
Mark Mellott, Southern Fulton girls basketball varsity coach, blows a bubble while intently taking in the action on the court.
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