The Clay City girls dropped a key SWIAC and TRC matchup with Linton on Thursday night, 55-44.
The Eels were within 16-14 after one quarter of action but struggled from the field in the second and fourth quarters. Linton held Clay City to just four points in the second period and led 25-18 at the midway point.
The Eels clawed back to within five points at 35-30 heading into the last quarter but were unable to contain the Miners on the defensive end, allowing 20 points in the last stanza.
Whitney McWilliams scored eight of her game-high 19 points in the last quarter but it wasn't enough for the Eels who dropped to 1-1 in the Tri-River Conference and in the Southwestern Indiana Conference.
Sarah Kennedy had 10 points and Cameron Gerber had seven for the Eels.
The loss halted a six-game winning streak for the Eels (6-2 overall) heading into their fifth consecutive road game on Monday night at North Central.
The junior varsity squad earned a 29-27 victory as Mardi Steiner had 11 points and Lydia Farmer added four.