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North Clay girls defeat Clay City

Friday, March 5, 2010

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Melissa Lummis scored 10 points for the eighth-grade Knights against Sarah Scott.
Times Staff Report

CLAY CITY -- The North Clay seventh and-eighth-grade basketball teams scored wins on the road at Clay City on Thursday evening.

The seventh-grade team remained unbeaten this season and advanced to 20-0 overall with a 34-5 victory paced by a 16-point, 13-rebound night from Mikayla Rowan.

McKenzi Kumpf scored 10 points and added eight rebounds followed by six points from Abbey Timberman. Whitney Halfhill tallied two points with six boards and Deaven McCrocklin pulled down five rebounds in the win.

In the eighth-grade game, North Clay got off to a slow start but hit its free throws in the fourth quarter for the victory.

Brooke Berry opened the game with a 3-pointer, but the game was knotted at 12-apiece at the half.

The Knights had hit just 29 percent from the line during the season, but knocked down five-of-six from the stripe in the fourth quarter for the win.

"I was very happy to see the girls step up and make the plays; we kept switching defenses and they responded, we finally found a groove," coach Jennifer Smith said. "We have struggled all year at the free throw line but it was the free throw line that won the game for us tonight."

Berry led the Knights with 10 points followed by three apiece from Lindsey Potter and Megan Mason. Leeanna Knight scored three points and was pivotal on the boards for the Knights. Natasha Barrett and Tidy Weese each had two points and Emily Pollard added one for North Clay.

On Wednesday evening, North Clay scored a 48-13 victory against visiting Sarah Scott led by 10 points from Melissa Lummis and eight by Potter with Libby Deckard tallying six.

The eighth-grade team is now 12-8 on the season and they host Owen Valley along with the seventh-grade on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.