The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs basketball team made it four wins in a row to start the season as they defeated the Whiteoak Lady ‘Cats 74-30 on Thursday night. The Lady Mustangs also moved to 3-0 in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference with the win.
Hannah Binkley started off the game for the Lady Mustangs with something that the team as a whole does well; a three point shot. Whiteoak came back a minute later and Maggie Carr made two free throws after being fouled on a shot attempt. Hannah Binkley shot another successful three point shot on the Lady Mustangs’ next possession to make it 6-2, but Whiteoak was able to answer with a basket of their own to make it 6-4.
Unfortunately, that was the final basket of the quarter for the Lady ‘Cats as Lynchburg went on a 25-0 run over the next five minutes and the quarter ended with Lynchburg up 31-4.
Turnovers were the thorn in the side of the Lady ‘Cats throughout the game and the Lady Mustangs capitalized on almost every one of them. The Lady Mustangs outmatched the Whiteoak squad the entire game, outscoring them in every quarter and were able to bring home the win with a final of 74-30.
One thing about the Lady ‘Cats was that they never quit and when they were able to keep from turning the ball over and were able to run an offense, they did. That was one thing that Whiteoak head coach Randy Abbott was pleased about on the night.
“I was proud of our girls tonight,” said coach Abbott. “They played hard until the end there were just some shots not falling for us. And that’s who we have to be. We can’t afford to quit. We have to play hard until the very end and I was proud of their effort.”
“[Lynchburg] is a good ball club. They just have so many tools and they’re well coached. Just a tough ball club.”
The Lady ‘Cats will be back at home on Monday to open up their home schedule as they host Fayetteville.
“Defensively, we played pretty well,” said Lady Mustangs coach Whitney Lewis after the win. “We kinda switched it up between man and zone and I was happy with how we did that. That’s going to be our go-to thing. I want to make sure we hold teams defensively. Tonight was also a lot better offensively for us. We struggled a little bit against Peebles to shoot the basketball and just to score. Tonight we did a little bit better. We also shot the ball a lot better too. We also rebounded really well. We were aggressive and even if we missed, were able to finish off a lot of possessions with a basket.
The Lady Mustangs will be back at home on Monday when they host South Central Ohio team Hillsboro. That game is set to start at 7:30 p.m.
LCHS – 31 13 20 10 – 74
WHS – 4 8 7 11 – 30
Lynchburg-Clay: H. Binkley 4(5) – 23; Little 6 3/5 – 15; Scott 5 4/4 – 14; M. Binkley 4 – 8; Wills 2 0/1 – 4; Thiel 1 1/2 – 3; Roush 1 – 2. Totals: 24(5) 11/18 – 74
Whiteoak : Wardlow 2 5/5 – 9; Harless 4 – 8; Thompson 3 – 6; Carr (1) 2/2 – 5; Jones 1 – 2. Totals: 10(1) 7-7 – 30
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.