Clinton’s Lady Dark Horses added another victory to their list as they defeated the Topsail Pirates Tuesday night 56-39.
Beginning the game off with a tough battle, the Topsail Pirates came onto the court ready to play, but their intensity could not match that of the Clinton girls. Jumping into their zone, the Lady Horses played with all they had, taking a 2-point lead after the first quarter at 6-4.
Noticing the way Topsail played, Clinton stepped up their game and advanced their lead in the second period. With Lexus Simpson on the court, she brought the score up with help of her defense. With a score of 28-15, the Horses grabbed hold of a lead and stayed there.
Coach Chris Owens distributed his Dark Horse players wisely throughout this game. Setting up play after play, Owens would send senior Courtney Pearsall into the third quarter for a raise in points. Ending the third quarter up 44-23, the Horses continued to play tough.
Though Topsail gave it their all and played with a great level of agility, Clinton’s girls would end the night with victory in their favor. With a final score of 56-39, Clinton would walk off the court with a perfect 4-0 conference record.
Leading scorers for Clinton were Courtney Pearsall with 21 points, Kristen Glasper with 15, Lexus Simpson with 13, and Bianca Owens with 4 points.
The Lady Dark Horses will play at East Duplin this Friday. Game time is 6 p.m.