Lady Lions blast CM 66-39


Shope sets school record with 39 points

By Robert Stegbauer - rstegbauer@civitasmedia.com



Basketball season is just over halfway through and the Fairfield Lady Lions have surpassed their win total of eight from last year. The Fairfield girls surpassed that win total in a big way on Thursday night as they defeated Clinton-Massie 66-39.

An even bigger story for Fairfield faithful was the performance of sophomore guard Grace Shope, as she set the new school record for girls basketball for the most points scored in a game with 39, passing Heather Cox and Chelsey Riddle who both had 36. She also set the record for the most points in a quarter with 18. She was 14-21 shooting, 3-6 from behind the arc, had six rebounds, two assists, and snatched eight steals.

Carly Arnold chipped in with eight assists and six steals.

The Lady Lions are now 9-5 and will play Clermont Northeastern on Saturday, January 9. That game will be played at home.

Box:

FHS: 26 5 23 12 – 66

CMHS: 3 11 13 9 – 39

Fairfield: Shope 11(3) 8/9 – 39; Huff 3(1) 0/2 – 9; Pauley 3 – 6; C. Arnold 3 – 6; Adams 2 – 4; Bobb 1 – 2; Newkirk 0/2 – 0. Totals: 23 (4) 13/18 – 66.

Clinton-Massie: Johnson 5(4) 5/5 – 27; White 2(1) 2/2 – 9; Hoskins 1- 2; Stamm 1/2 – 1. Totals: 8(5) 8/9 – 39.

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Shope sets school record with 39 points

By Robert Stegbauer

rstegbauer@civitasmedia.com