MHS girls run past Indian Springs at home

Published 12:21 am Wednesday, December 18, 2013

By TREY HICKMAN/For the Reporter

MONTEVALLO — Myshael Thompson tallied 20 points while Natalie Holsomback had 14 as the Montevallo girls’ basketball team breezed to 54-24 victory over Class 3A Area 8 foe Indian Springs.

Montevallo controlled the contest throughout, building on its lead each quarter and ultimately bumping its record to 6-5 overall, 1-2 in Area 8. Meanwhile, Indian Springs fell to 7-8, 0-3.

The Bulldogs didn’t allow an Indian Springs player to reach double figures in points.

“We got off to a quick start with the press and were able to get a couple of steals and a couple of layups, and we played defense really well tonight,” said Montevallo head coach Tena Niven. “We’ve really been pushing that this week at practice as far as getting the defensive rebounds and even offensive rebounds. We had a lot of offensive rebounds that we put back in for points.”

Thompson — whose 20 points included eight in the opening quarter as Montevallo raced to a 21-6 lead — fashioned a performance that drew high praise from her mentor.

“Myshael Thompson did a really good job playing the post tonight,” Niven said. “(She) played more controlled. Probably her best game of the season as far as being under control with all her moves in the post.”

For the Bulldogs, Thompson and Holsomback were complemented by Dara Cook, who added eight points in the win.

Janna Streyczek led Indian Springs with nine points, followed by Alexandria Smith with five and Julia Orcutt with four.