Lady Dark Horses rout Spartans


By Mike Carter - Sports Writer



Clinton’s Brielle Mitchell drives past a Spartan defender for a second half basket, drawing the foul for a three point play opportunity. Mitchell and her teammates took care of business early in a 64-16 win.


The Lady Dark Horse basketball team welcomed the Lady Spartans from Smithfield-Selma to the Faison Gymnasium on Thursday night. The Lady Spartans proved to be no match for the home team as the Lady Horses dismantled the Lady Spartans in a run away 64-16 shellacking of the visitors.

Clinton opened the game in their trademark full court press and quickly dashed any hopes the Lady Spartans may have had for an upset. The Lady Dark Horses built a 48-12 halftime lead and then coasted through the second half, getting every available player off the bench for substantial playing time. Possibly the most impressive stat of the game was the fact that the Lady Horses only allowed the Lady Spartans to score four points in the second half.

After the game, Clinton head coach Chris Owens said, “we started a little flat tonight, but after a timeout to get them focused we got things going. The press worked well and Alex Canady did a really good job of running the team. We got everyone in the game so that is always good.” Owens felt that the tough game his team played at Northside on Tuesday night played a role in their flat play out of the gates, adding, “I was afraid we would be flat after the effort we gave at Northside, that was a big win but it left us with some weak legs and we needed a few minutes to recover.”

Clinton was led by Brielle Mitchell’s 25 points, Alex Canady added 20 and Alana Capps posted 6 points for the Lady Horses. The win over the Lady Spartans moves Clinton’s record to 6-0 on the season. The Lady Horses will host Lakewood on next Tuesday in what promises to be an exciting contest between cross county rivals.

By Mike Carter

Sports Writer

Clinton’s Brielle Mitchell drives past a Spartan defender for a second half basket, drawing the foul for a three point play opportunity. Mitchell and her teammates took care of business early in a 64-16 win.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_DSC_4245.jpgClinton’s Brielle Mitchell drives past a Spartan defender for a second half basket, drawing the foul for a three point play opportunity. Mitchell and her teammates took care of business early in a 64-16 win.
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