Clinton hosted the Lady Bulldogs of Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday night in a Four County Conference match-up, that in the early stages of the game, looked as if the Lady Bulldogs would make a game of it. But, true to form, the Lady Horses got things going in the second quarter, and pulled away from the visiting Lady Bulldogs, taking the 72-46 win in runaway fashion.
It took the Lady Horses several minutes to get things going but once they turned up the defensive pressure, any hopes the Lady Dogs may have had for an upset disappeared. Clinton held a 21-10 lead after the first quarter and looked poised to blow the visitors away, but Wallace-Rose Hill was not ready to give up. The Lady Dogs cut into the double digit lead and got to within four midway through the second quarter, before the Lady Horses got their press going to run off several unanswered points to build the lead back to twelve, 38-26 at the half.
Clinton stormed out of the locker room, outscoring the Lady ‘Dogs, 24-11 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. The Lady Dark Horses spent the fourth quarter in a slow down offense, burning the remaining time off the clock and protecting their 20 point plus lead to post their sixth conference win of the year.
Clinton’s Alex Canady led all scorers with 24 before fouling out early in the fourth quarter. Brielle Mitchell poured in 18 points and Zoey Harris added 14 points to round out the scoring for Clinton. Wallace-Rose Hill was paced by Justice Carr with 18 points.
After the game Clinton Head Coach Chris Owens complimented his team on an overall strong performance saying, “this was a real team effort tonight. We started out a little flat but once we got our press working we really took control. Everyone made contributions tonight and we shot the ball really well during a couple of runs. It was just a good team win.”
The win improves Clinton’s record to 14-3 overall and 6-1 in Four County Conference play. Clinton will return to action on Friday night when they travel to Pender on Friday night. Wallace-Rose Hill drops to 7-5 overall and 2-3 in conference play. The Lady Dogs hit the road again on Friday for a conference battle at Trask.
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