SPENCER -- Coming off a weekend loss against Cloverdale, Clay City didn't get much of a reprieve with a match-up against Owen Valley on Monday night.
The Class 3A sixth-ranked Patriots used a run to begin the second half to take control of an eventual 69-39 win over the Eels.
"We led early, but they got a run and kind of jumped on us to start the second half," said coach Keith Jones.
The Patriots opened up a 34-19 lead at halftime, but pushed that lead past the 20-point mark to begin the third quarter.
Owen Valley's full court pressure forced 24 turnovers, but the Patriots had some match-up problems with Clay City as well with starter Heather Gonser fouling out in the game.
"We're not going to see that kind of pressure the rest of the year," said Jones of Owen Valley's defense. "We're in that tough stretch of games, but we'll focus on getting ready for Bloomfield (on Thursday."
Britney Glass had a team-high 13 points with Angie Camp chipping in with 11 and Lydia Farmer contributing seven and Emily Reed added six. Shelby Targett had two points.
The Eels (9-5) will travel to Bloomfield for a 6 p.m. JV tip-off on Thursday.
At Owen Valley