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Eels earn big win over Sullivan

Friday, January 20, 2006

The Clay City Eels ended a three game losing streak in grand style on Thursday evening, winning a convincing 63-45 decision over a tough Sullivan squad.

The Eels got perhaps the best game of Sarah Kennedy's career, as she scored six points apiece in each of the first three quarters and added another eight in the fourth quarter when Clay City sealed the victory.

Kennedy dropped 26 points on the Golden Arrows who came into the contest with a 10-5 record.

The junior forward kept the Eels going strong in a first half in which the Arrows held leading scorer Whitney McWilliams to just two points. However, Kristen Tyler scored all five of her points in the first two quarters and the Eels held a tentative 29-25 advantage at halftime.

In the second half the Eels put together a strong defensive effort, holding Sullivan to just eight points in the third quarter. Meanwhile Clay City got six more points from Kennedy and McWilliams got untracked with five more of her 12 points as the Eels pulled out to a 43-33 advantage.

From there Clay City pulled away with a 20 point fourth quarter behind four of Chelsee Gerber's seven points, eight from Kennedy and five from McWilliams.

The Eels also held Jessica Dugan scoreless in the second half following a 12 point first half.

The Eels' JV squad earned a 33-25 win over Sullivan.

Clay City improves to 8-8 overall and will get a rematch against Union on Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

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