Times Sports Editor
CLAY CITY -- In the final stages of the 2007-08 season, the Clay City eighth-grade girls' basketball team built upon a SWIAC Championship by dropping visiting Eminence, 39-5 on Monday.
Clay City's Carmela Roeschlein was dead-eye behind the three-point line during the opening quarter, hitting all four of her attempts as the Eels built a 15-0 lead.
The Eels didn't look back over the remaining three quarters, getting a balanced scoring effort.
Brielle Drelick took over the scoring duties in the second quarter, blocking a shot on the defensive end and grabbing four of her seven rebounds in the game.
While Roeschlein concentrated on distributing the ball the remainder of her limited minutes on the court after the first period, her teammates picked up the scoring.
Clay City took a 21-2 lead into halftime as Asie Jeffers came off the bench to grab five second quarter rebounds. She also scored four of her team's six points in the second quarter. Jeffers would dominate the boards in her court time, grabbing 11 in the game.
Meanwhile, Drelick scored six more points in the third quarter as Clay City's lead grew to 37-5. Drelick would eventually finish with 13 while Roeschlein capped the game with 15 points on five trifectas.
Jeffers would add six points and five boards while Shaya Stevenson added nine rebounds and Carli Milner added three rebounds. Michaela Riggs had four rebounds and a block.
In the seventh-grade game shortened to just 10 minutes due to Eminence's lack of numbers, Clay City narrowly won a 9-8 decision.
Madison Booe sank one-of-two free throws with 1:08 remaining to provide the final margin.
The Eels were missing Callie Dayhuff due to illness, but still got the job done to improve to 3-7 this season.
Booe scored all nine points while grabbing three rebounds and nabbing four steals in the game and Hallie Brewer had three boards and a steal for Clay City.
Kayla Sinders had two rebounds as did Saiti Booe and Mika Gerber.
At Clay City
3-point fieldgoals -- CC 5 (Roeschlein 5), Em (Campbell).
(Shortened to two six-minute quarters plus a two-minute third period)