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North Clay defense stifles West Vigo girls

Friday, February 17, 2006

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Emily Phillips blocks a West Vigo shot during the second half of Thursday's win over the Trojans. Phillips had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks for the Knights.

The North Clay eighth grade girls continued to roll with a pair of victories against West Vigo on Thursday evening.

The 'A' squad stifled the West Vigo offense, holding the Trojans scoreless through three quarters on the way to a 28-3 win that improved the North Clay record to 9-2.

The Knights got going on the offensive end behind the play of Emily Phillips who scored five points in the opening quarter. North Clay also got four rebounds by Kelsey Searing.

Phillips continued to spark the offense with another three points in the second quarter and Carlee Bell led the squad from the point guard position, distributing the ball to her teammates in the post.

Leading 15-0 at halftime after Searing tallied a pair of hoops in the second period and Phillips picked up her play on the defensive end with three boards and two blocks in the quarter.

North Clay was able to cruise in the fourth quarter with Brooklyne Myers making a strong impression by driving to the hoop. Myers got to the free throw line seven times over the final minutes of the game as the Knights finished off the victory.

Phillips had five rebounds to go with 10 points and Ali Sharton contributed five boards and Shelby Sands chipped in with five rebounds and a pair of blocks.

After some solid play down the stretch in the 'A' game, Myers brought her own 'A' game to the 'B' contest.

Myers starred in the second quarter by getting to the line to hit for two free throws and drove the offense. Corey Laue got the Knights started in the first quarter, hauling in five rebounds and scoring one basket. Hannah Pond drilled a 3-pointer and Samantha Solomon grabbed two boards and scored once.

The Knights opened up an 8-1 lead after one quarter.

North Clay pulled out to a 12-1 lead at halftime and continued to build their advantage after the break.

Pond scored a pair of baskets and added a couple of steals for the Knights who led 18-1 through three quarters. North Clay's defense kept the West Vigo offense on the shelf in the middle two periods, holding them scoreless as the they sealed a 22-4 victory over the Trojans.

Laue had seven rebounds to lead North Clay and Pond had seven points in the win with Solomon contributing four boards.

The 'B' squad improved to 5-0 overall and North Clay will travel to Brown County for the Western Indiana Conference tourney on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

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