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Eels fall in marathon three-OT contest

Friday, December 13, 2002

A trip to Linton for basketball turned into a marathon for Clay City's girls' team. The Eels went three overtimes with the Miners before falling 68-64.

Clay City jumped out to a 13-2 lead through one quarter of play. Whitney McWilliams and Sarah Boone helped get the Eels' attack started. McWilliams had seven points in the first quarter and Boone added four in the opening stanza.

The Miners however got things going before the half as they outscored the Eels 15-10 to close the gap to 23-17 at the break.

The Eels' offense went south after the half tallying just six points in the third quarter while the Miners whittled another two from their deficit.

Linton's run continued in the fourth as they finally caught up with Clay City, knotting the score after regulation 38-38.

Cameron Gerber came to life to take charge of the Eels' offense in the extra sessions. Gerber would tally 11 of her 12 points in overtime to keep Clay City close. McWilliams would add 15 points in the game while Bryleigh Schopmeyer had a team high 16 to lead the Eels.

Linton finally edged ahead to close out the game, scoring 30 over the course of the three overtimes while Clay City came up just short with 26.

Schopmeyer added eight rebounds and five steals to go with her 12 points while McWilliams added four assists and three rebounds. Gerber also had eight boards to add to her 12 points. Boone would chip in 10 points and four rebounds.

The Eels will be back in action Monday when they travel to North Central (Farmersburg) for a 6 p.m. junior varsity tip-off.

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