The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs made the short drive to Fayetteville-Perry High School Monday night for a conference matchup against the Fayetteville Lady Rockets, stealing the lead in the first quarter and galloping away with a 30-point win when all was said and done.
The first quarter saw the Lynchburg ladies jump out to a 22-9 lead, with Peyton Scott shooting 15 of the Lady Mustangs’ points for the period. Scott had already scored two 2-pointers and a 3-point shot before crushing four 2-pointers in a row in less than two minutes at the end of the quarter.
Both teams scored low in the second quarter, with Lynchburg-Clay making a 9-point gain against Fayetteville’s 4 points for the period. Hannah Binkley was the top scorer in the second quarter, making two 2-pointers. Scott converted three free throws and McKayla Binkley tossed a 2-pointer that brought the halftime score to 31-13.
Lynchburg-Clay came out of the locker room with some heat, improving their lead to 47-21 in the third quarter. Abby Blankenship, Emily Pinkerton, Lexi Waits, McKayla Binkley and Scott all scored in the period while keeping Fayetteville at 8 points for the quarter.
The Lady Mustangs secured the win in the fourth quarter with a 14-point gain. Scott made three 2-pointers and the Binkley twins each put up two 2-point shots that took the final score to 61-31 by the final buzzer.
Scott led scoring for Lynchburg-Clay with 27 points on the night, followed by McKayla Binkley with 13 points. With 7 to points to go, Binkley is expected to hit her 1,000th point Thursday night when the Lynchburg-Clay ladies take on rival Eastern High School in a conference matchup at 7:30 p.m.
“I thought we came out and executed well,” said Lynchburg-Clay coach Whitney Lewis. “I thought it was a good game for us to get in and run through some two-three offensive sets and get some good looks at the basket. We didn’t shoot great, but we were patient with our offense and got some easy looks in the beginning, so I was pleased with our patience on offense.”
Lynchburg-Clay — 22 9 16 14 — 61
Fayetteville — 9 4 8 10 — 31
LCHS: Blankenship 1-1/1-3; Pinkerton (1)-3; Waits 2(1)-0/1-7; Scott 9(2)-3/4-27; H. Binkley 4-8; M. Binkley 5(1)-13
FPHS: Cornett 2(1)-7; Murphy 2-2/2-6; Thompson 6-2/2-14; Wiederhold 2-4
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