East McDowell Middle School stepped outside of Foothills Conference play on Thursday, taking on Watauga Middle School. The visitors from Boone came away with a pair of easy wins.
East McDowell 25
In the girls’ contest, Watauga ran away with a 49-25 victory over the Lady Trojans. Kensley Stewart scored seven points, all of them coming in the second quarter. Kimora Stewart and Kinsley McKinney had six points each.
Kadence Vanover tallied four points and Alexa Cardenas scored one point.
East McDowell 19
A total of six East McDowell Trojans scored but it wasn’t enough in a loss to Watauga on Thursday.
Presley Forney led the way with six points. Hayden Haynes scored four points. Jaylen Hinton had three points. Joe Flack, Zerrick Forney and Rylan Parkins netted two points apiece in the loss.
The 2021 Foothills Conference basketball season comes to an end on Monday. East McDowell will host East Burke. The girls’ contest will decide the regular-season championship, as both squads are 5-0 in league play.
West McDowell 43
Table Rock 28
The West McDowell Lady Spartans, in their home finale on Thursday, picked up a 15-point win against Table Rock.
Guards Sage Young (15 points) and Clara McCartha (14 points) led the West McDowell charge, both posting in double figures.
Maggie McKinney added six points, Miranda Wall netted five, Brelyn Barber scored three and Khloe Joyner finished with two.