Aggressive defense and a proficient offense led the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs to a 58-15 win over the Clinton-Massie Lady Falcons Thursday night in a non-conference matchup at Clinton-Massie High School.
Peyton Scott topped all scorers with 19 points. Hannah Binkley had 16 points and McKayla Binkley added 13.
The Lady Mustangs came out ready to play in the first quarter, scoring the first 13 points. The LC defense kept Massie off the scoreboard until the final minute of the period. It was 15-2 after one.
The second quarter wasn’t much different, as the Lady Mustangs forced many turnovers and took advantage of the fast break opportunities. The Falcons managed to score early in the quarter, but were shut out the rest of the half, heading into the locker room down by 31-4.
Clinton-Massie managed just two points in the third quarter and trailed 41-6 after three.
Massie had its best quarter in the fourth with nine points, but Lynchburg-Clay was still scoring at high clip.
The Lynchburg-Clay ladies finished things off with another win under their belts at 58-15 on the night.
The Lady Mustangs now hold a 13-2 overall record.
Lynchburg-Clay — 15 16 10 17 — 58
Clinton-Massie — 2 2 2 9 — 15
LCHS: Blankenship 1-2; Pinkerton 2-4; Waits 2-4; Scott 8(1)-19; H. Binkley 4(2)-2/6-16; M. Binkley 6-1/2-13
CMHS: Ireland 1-2; Leary 1-1/1-3; Newton 1-1/1-3; Myers 2-3/4-7
Lady Lions take home win
After starting the game behind, the Fairfield Lady Lions got their act together in the second quarter, keeping the Manchester Lady Greyhounds at nominal gains for most of the game and finishing with a 56-34 Thursday night at home.
Fairfield was down by 2 points at the end of the first quarter after scoring 7 points to Manchester’s 9, but a rally in the second quarter sent the teams into the locker room with the Lady Lions ahead by 3 points at 19-16.
The third quarter saw Fairfield make 18 points, doubling Manchester’s score and finishing off the period at 37-25.
The Lady Lions secured the win in the fourth quarter, scoring 19 points while again keeping Manchester at a 9-point gain and walking away with a 56-34 win.
Grace Shope led scoring for the Lions with 20 points, and Barnes and Adams threw in 12 and 11 points, respectively.
“Even in the first half, I couldn’t complain about the defense,” “The second half, we made shots, the defense was about the same as it was in the first half, but mentally it seemed like things were much better. Making shots is a big part of the equation, and thankfully we came out of our slumber in the second half.”
The Lions improve to a 7-7, 5-3 record. They will face off against Ripley on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Fairfield — 7 12 18 19 — 56
Manchester — 9 7 9 9 — 34
FHS: Newkirk 2-4; Shope 7(1)-3/4-20; C. Arnold 1-0/1-2; Reiber 1-2; Huff 2-1/3-5; Adams 5-1/2-11; Barnes 4-4/5-12
MHS: White (1)-2/3-5; Smith 3-2/8-8; Friend 1-2; Hobbs 6(2)-1/1-19