The Clay City girls basketball team is proving to be a much improved squad over last year.
Barr-Reeve was the latest team to find that out on Friday night, losing 50-43 to the visiting Eels.
Youth was once again served for Clay City as freshman Sarah Kennedy had her best game of the young year, posting 13 points, including five crucial free throws in the fourth quarter as the Eels held off the Vikings.
Barr-Reeve had beaten Clay City their previous two meetings.
Sophomore Whitney McWilliams continued her strong play by scoring 11 points despite being held scoreless in the final period.
The Eel's balanced scoring effort saw all five starters garner five points or more in the win. Cameron Gerber tallied nine points while Kasi Thatcher added another seven for Clay City who won their second contest of the season (2-1 overall). The Eels, who didn't win their second game last year until Jan. 6 will get a chance to match their season total for victories last year, when they face Rockville on the road tonight at 7:30 p.m.
In the junior varsity contest, the Eels dropped a 21-15 decision to the Vikings.
Chelsea Gerber led the Eels in scoring with five points while Chelsea Riggs added four.
At Barr-Reeve High School
3-point fieldgoals -- Clay City (none), Barr-Reeve 4 (Rademacher 2, Holt 2). Total Fouls -- Clay City 16, Barr-Reeve 12.