Vanoss 42, Tupelo 24
The Lady Tigers never got untracked offensively, as Vanoss raced to first-half leads of 11-2 and 23-9.
Kurston Chamberlain drained a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to get Tupelo within 23-12 at the break.
“I was proud of the intensity and effort we came out with. Overall, it was a good win at home to improve to 3-0 in our conference,” Snow said.
The Lady Tigers never got closer than nine in the third quarter, as Vanoss used a 13-7 run to take a 36-19 lead into the final period.
Snow was especially proud of his team’s 41-27 rebounding edge, led by Caylin Ballard with eight. Toni Prince added seven rebounds to go with nine points.
“I thought we played well defensively. We are rebounding much better and have started understanding how to get in good position as soon as a shot goes up,” he said.
VHS guard Crystal Frederick scored on several drives to the basket and hit both of her 3-point attempts to finish with a game-high 12 points.
Phylisha Chamberlain finished with nine points, six rebounds and four steals to pace Tupelo’s team.
A whopping 13 "jump balls" were called in the game, and the two teams combined for 42 turnovers.
Snow knows his team is in for a tough matchup when a talented Latta girls team visits next Tuesday.
“We are going to have to play really good defense, limit them to one shot and block out. If we turn the ball over, it won’t be pretty. Latta is a good fundamental team, and they don’t beat themselves,” he said. “Latta will be the best team we have played so far. It’s going to be a tough one, but it’s games like these that prepare you for the post season.”
Meanwhile, both Tupelo teams travel to Stonewall Friday night.