Pressley leads Black Bears past Mustangs
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 ...