Photo: emx_20200209_mot_sports_lnhsmhsgilrs_p1_History favors Lake Norman in series sweep over Mooresville

Tackling triple team, Lake Norman senior forward Jazmine Lowe tries to  beat the odds on a drive to the basket with heat being provided by Mooresville defenders Chloe Harris(No. 12), Lilly Davis (No. 34) and Griselda Callejas.  

History repeated itself again for the girls basketball teams from cross-town rivals Lake Norman and Mooresville.

It was worth reliving again for the former and another sad reminder for the latter.

Lake Norman’s Wildcats collected their third straight over Mooresville’s Blue Devils this season and second in succession carrying I-Meck Conference meaning for both following a 59-36 final decision.

Lake Norman upped its overall record to the 15-5 level that includes a 7-4 mark to show for all league games.

As for Mooresville, the suffering of the series sweep extended its current losing skid to five straight while placing it at the 7-14 barrier for the season overall and at 2-9 in the I-Meck ranks.

Renewing acquaintances to polish off the regular season’s two-game set, Lake Norman stayed in front throughout on the strength of padding its lead during the course of each of the four periods of play.

They gathered in a game-high 16 points from senior post presence Ashley Kennedy to top a trio of same-team teammates in the double-digit department.

Freshman guard Kirsten Lewis-Williams posted a personal double-double courtesy of her game second-best 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore perimeter player Madison Saunders piped in with another 10 points.

Mooresville was paced by the 10 points netted from senior guard Megan Bornkamp. Sophomore Chloe Harris was second-best among the total of seven guests logging in with points of some sort by tallying eight points.

Lake Norman held a 23-16 lead at the halftime break and cushioned its edge by margins of seven and then nine points in the third and fourth quarters to finish with the second largest winning margin among the three games played so far this season between the two.

It’s not out of the question that they could meet again during the course of play in the I-Meck postseason tournament that gets underway later this month.

Both teams headed back into play against league foes.

Lake Norman traveled for final time this regular season to face Vance, while Mooresville appeared in its next-to-the-last home game when hosting Hopewell. Results from both games were posted too late to be included in this edition.

Recommended for you