Lady Tigers absorb 30-point loss, fall to Mt. Vernon, 73-43
MOUNT VERNON — Things didn’t go according to plan for the Nevada Lady Tigers in their Big 8 Conference opener against the Mount Vernon Lady Mountaineers Monday night.
Matching up with the No. 5 ranked team in Missouri Class 3 basketball, Nevada jumped out to a quick start, as a Calli Beshore triple handed the Lady Tigers a 7-2 advantage.
Nevada’s lead quickly evaporated, as Mt. Vernon senior guard Cameron Call caught fire from long-range. Call, who recently inked a national letter-of-intent with NCAA Division 1 Illinois State University, poured in 27 first half points, as the Lady Mountaineers led 42-29 at the break.
Call’s lights out shooting continued into the second half, as the D1 commit drilled her first six 3-point attempts on the night.
Mount Vernon pulled away early in the third, opening the second half on a 9-0 run, as the Lady Mountaineer lead swelled to 51-29.
Call concluded with a game-high 37 points, as both teams move to 4-1 overall.
“She’s going division 1 for a reason,” summed up Nevada head coach Brent Bartlett, when discussing Call’s performance during his postgame radio interview.