CLAYMONT – Elise Bastian scored nine points to lead Archmere to a 31-20 win over Mount Pleasant on Saturday afternoon at the Mogila Fieldhouse. It was the Auks’ fifth win in their last six games as they improved to 7-3 this season.
The teams combined for just six points in the first quarter – Archmere held a 5-1 lead – but the offense picked up in the second. Archmere held the advantage at four to six points for most of the stanza, but a three-pointer by Mount’s Ayanna Obey brought the Knights to within 12-10 with a minute left before the half. Emma McCann answered for Archmere with a floater along the right baseline to give the hosts a four-point spread at intermission.
The Green Knights dressed just seven players, and Archmere took advantage after halftime. The Auks opened the quarter on a 9-2 run, with most of the damage being done inside. Bastian opened the scoring with a three-pointer, then Maggie Malloy took an inbounds pass under the hoop and laid it in. Aniyah Green scored for Mount on a nice spin move, but the Auks Danaziah Brown hit the next two field goals, both the result of offensive rebounds in the paint, to make it 23-12.
The Auks are off until Friday, when they travel to Concord for a 5:15 p.m. tip. Mount, which was led by Obey’s six points, dropped to 4-5, are at Howard on Tuesday at 4:45 p.m.