Pressley leads Black Bears past MustangsJunior guard scores 22 points
SYLVA — Junior Sheridan Pressley started slow but finished strong as she poured in a game-high 22 points to lead the Pisgah varsity girls basketball team past a determined Smoky Mountain squad, 60-41, in a WNC Athletic Conference game Friday night.
The win allowed the Black Bears (10-5) to maintain sole possession of first place in the WNCAC with a 6-0 mark. The Mustangs sunk to 4-11 and 3-3 in the conference.
Pressley had just seven points in the first half as Pisgah went into halftime with a 28-20 lead. But in the third quarter, she heated up and scored eight of the Black Bears’ 10 points and seven of the 12 points in the fourth quarter.
Pisgah led 38-31 going into the final eight minutes.
Coming off her best two games (44 total points) in her brief varsity career, freshman Brooklyn Allen chipped in 11 points for Pisgah, while senior Taylor Galyean and sophomore Sydney Singleton contributed five points each in the win.
Pisgah will go on a two game road trip this week, playing at Enka in a non-conference game on Tuesday (Jan. 15) and at Brevard in a WNCAC contest on Friday (Jan. 18).