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North Clay eighth grade stung by Honey Bees

Thursday, January 26, 2006

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Kelsey Searing (#31) had five rebounds for North Clay in their Wednesday's contest versus Honey Creek.

Turnovers and a hot shooting Elizabeth Vollrath were a lethal combination for North Clay's eight grade girls team.

Vollrath knocked down a trio of 3-pointers as part of a 16 point game and the Bees pulled away for a 40-25 victory over the Knights.

The Knights stayed tight with Honey Creek through the first period with Shelby Sands tallying four points and pulling down three rebounds to stay within 7-6 through the first six minutes.

In the second quarter however, Honey Creek got five points from Vollrath and another pair of hoops from Alexa McFadden to extend their lead to 18-10. The Knights got six second half points from Emily Phillips and four third period points from Hannah Pond, but Vollrath hit for seven points after the break to keep the Knights at bay.

For North Clay, Kelsey Searing showed plenty of hustle in pulling down five boards and Brailyn Whitson had six points and three rebounds in the contest. Sands had eight points and six rebounds.

The 'B' squad got off to a slow start before halftime, trailing 12-8, but got their transition game going in the third period.

Ashley Purcell helped spark the Knights with a trio of steals in the third period, the first she took the length of the court for a layin to draw North Clay within 14-12.

Lauren Reberger would tie the game and then score on a drive to the basket to put the Knights ahead 16-15 at the end of the period.

Reberger would continue her streak with a hoop off a steal to open the fourth quarter to put the Knights ahead 19-17.

North Clay was able to put their speed to use by pulling down boards and sending the long outlet passes to the speedy Brooklyne Myers who tallied 12 fourth quarter points. The Knights would pull away for a 30-21 victory.

Reberger would have six points and three boards while Myers had 18 points and three rebounds in the win. Jessica Tallman had four boards and a block with Natali Sullivan contributing four points, two rebounds and a block. Samantha Solomon added five rebounds and Purcell had four points.

North Clay will take on Cascade at home on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m.

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