Lady Tigers scratch Clinton-Massie


Montavon, Polley lead scoring for McClain

By Connor Bryant - Contributing sportswriter



Lady Tiger Maddy Stegbauer poises for a home shot Wednesday night at McClain High School.


Despite a fourth-quarter comeback from the Clinton-Massie Lady Falcons, the McClain Lady Tigers took the win at home Wednesday night in a conference matchup.

McClain started the game off with an intense defense, which allowed the Lady Falcons only 6 points for the first quarter. McClain ran away with a 13-point gain for the period, taking the score 13-6 when the clock ran out.

Clinton-Massie responded to the defensive shutout by scoring multiple points at the start of the second quarter. Malea Montavon fought back with three 3-pointers, securing McClain’s lead by the end of the quarter.

By the half, the scoreboard read 22-15 with the Tigers on top.

The offensive momentum of McClain fed into the second half, with Beth Montgomery scoring layup after layup over Clinton-Massie’s 5-point gain in the third quarter.

By the end of the period, McClain still had their lead at 32-20.

The Lady Falcons made a comeback in the fourth quarter, scoring multiple shots and layups, followed by some free throws in an attempt to catch up to McClain — but it wasn’t enough to shake the Lady Tigers’ hometown advantage. Malea Montavon scored a sweet 3-pointer to secure the win for McClain, taking the final score to 41-35 by the buzzer.

“When you’re up 10 to 12 points most of the game, and you’re in control like we were, that makes a win,” said McClain head coach Jarrod Haines.

Malea Montavon and Taylor Polley led scoring for McClain with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The Lady Tigers now hold a 5-6, 5-3 record. The McClain ladies will travel to Mowrystown Thursday, Jan. 5 to challenge the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats at 7:30 p.m.

Summary

McClain — 13 9 10 9 — 41

Clinton-Massie — 6 9 5 15 — 35

MHS: Beth 4-0/2-8; Stegbauer 2/3-2; Malea Montavon (4)-0/2-12; Polley 2-7/10-11; Uhrig 1-2; Kegley 2/2-2; Makenzie Montavon 1-2/2-4

Totals: 8(4)-12/21-41

CMHS: Theetge 3-4/5-11; Cottrell 1-2/2-4; Rose 1(1)-5; Leary 1-2; Newton 2-4; Myers 4-1/2-9

Totals: 12(1)-8/11-35

Connor Bryant is a contributing sportswriter for The Times-Gazette.

Lady Tiger Maddy Stegbauer poises for a home shot Wednesday night at McClain High School.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/01/web1_CROPIMG_0409.jpgLady Tiger Maddy Stegbauer poises for a home shot Wednesday night at McClain High School.
Montavon, Polley lead scoring for McClain

By Connor Bryant

Contributing sportswriter