ADAMS TOWNSHIP – On the strength of its defense, the Clinton-Massie girls basketball team defeated Hillsboro 48-33 Wednesday in a non-league game at the Lebanon Road gym.
The Lady Falcons are 4-12 following the win over their former South Central Ohio League and Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference rival.
Faith Cottrell led CM with 15 points, eight of which came in a big third quarter.
In the fourth, Miranda Crawford scored five of her nine points. In the final quarter, the Lady Falcons were 8 for 10 at the free throw line.
Patience Chowning scored all nine of her points in the second half.
Karleigh Hopkins and Josie Hopkins scored seven points each for the Indians. Kayden Watson buried a couple of threes for six points.
Hillsboro trailed 20-13 at halftime but Clinton-Massie pulled away in the third period for a 41-23 lead.
Clinton-Massie 48 Hillsboro 33
HILLSBORO (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Burns 0-0-0-0 J. Hopkins 3-0-1-7 Grover 1-0-1-3 K. Hopkins 3-1-0-7 Cosby 0-0-0-0 Dean 2-0-0-4 Watson 2-2-0-6 Detrick 0-0-0-0 Bledsoe 0-0-0-0 Ja Moberly 0-0-0-0 Jo Moberly 1-0-2-4 Page 0-0-0-0 Edenfield 0-0-0-0.
CLINTON-MASSIE (fg-3fg-ft-tp) McK Crawford 0-0-0-0 Cottrell 6-3-0-15 Ireland 3-0-3-9 Avery 3-0-0-6 Chowning 2-2-3-9 Lay 0-0-0-0 Mi Crawford 3-0-3-9 Voisey 0-0-0-0 Greathouse 0-0-0-0 Cranmer 0-0-0-0 Jaramillo 0-0-0-0 Wilson 0-0-0-0.
Mark Huber is the Sports Editor for the Wilmington News Journal.