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North Clay girls split basketball games

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Times Staff Report

The North Clay eighth-grade girls' basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season by defeating South Vermillion on Monday night, 32-16.

The Knights rallied from a one point deficit at halftime after making some changes and outscored the visiting Wildcats by nine points in the third quarter.

From there, North Clay continued to build on their lead while holding South Vermillion to just five points after the halftime break. The Knights got a team-high 11 points from Kylie McKee and Dallas Butts contributed nine points. Sam Montague, Alyssa Conrad and Heidi Hanson all scored four points.

In the 'B' game, North Clay dropped a 21-7 decision despite five points from Cheriken Dean and a point apiece from Josie Hensler and Neily Stough.

The Knights host Honey Creek tonight at 6 p.m.

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Sixth-grade girls

The North Clay sixth-grade girls' basketball team showed improvement against Owen Valley this weekend, but still weren't quite able to solve how to beat the Patriots, dropping a 33-13 decision.

The Knights placed Lindsey Potter on Owen Valley's leading scorer, who went for 29 points in their most recent meeting. Potter held her to just 13 this time around, but weren't able to overcome some offensive struggles.

Natasha Barrett led North Clay with six points followed by four from Emily Pollard and two from Brooke Berry. Leanna Knight added a point for North Clay.

In the 'B' game, the Knights came through with a 22-17 victory after trailing 8-4 at the midway point.

Halie Sciotto had 12 points for the Knights followed by four from Grace Sutherland. North Clay got two points apiece from Mahayle Durga, Berry and Pollard.

The sixth-grade Knights host West Vigo on Jan. 28.



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