In their last game before the break for the Christmas season, the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs hosted the Paint Valley Bearcats and were also looking to keep their perfect streak alive and well by bringing their record to 10-0 on the year. Not only did the Lady Mustangs have no problem keeping their streak alive, they did it in a big way and breezed through the Paint Valley squad to the tune of 89-22.
Hannah Binkley started the evening off in spectacular fashion with a shot from the corner and behind the arc that found nothing but net to put her team up 3-0 with just a few seconds coming off the clock.
That was the story for the remainder of the game, as the Lady Mustangs scored early and often, netting 32 points in the first quarter alone. The girls didn’t let their defense slack off either, holding the Bearcats to just six points in the first frame.
By halftime, the Lady Mustangs only increased their lead, going up 49-13 at the break.
The Lynchburg squad’s press was a force to be reckoned with throughout the whole game, forcing turnover and turnover against their opponents. The Lady Mustangs were also able to use some disciplined passing and athletic moves to capitalize on all but a few of these turnovers.
The Lady Mustangs did much of the same in the second half that they did the first scoring 23 points and 17 points in the third and fourth quarters respectively. The held their opponents to just nine points in that same time frame and allowed only one lone basket in the fourth quarter to bring home the 89-22 victory.
“We had a phenomenal game on Saturday against a great basketball team [Wheelersburg],” said Lady Mustangs coach Whitney Lewis after the big win. “We wanted to make sure we came out here tonight and played without having a let down after that. I do not think that we did. Tonight was our last game before Christmas break so we’ll have a couple days off before we come back and get ready for the rest of the season.”
LCHS – 32 17 23 17 – 89
PVHS – 6 7 7 2 – 22
Lynchburg-Clay: Scott 8(2) 7/7 – 29; H. Binkley 8(2) 1/2 – 23; M. Binkley 6 4/6 – 16; Wills 3 – 6; Waits 2 1/4 – 5; Thiel 2 – 4; Little 2 – 4; Roush 1 – 2. Totals: 32(4) 13/19 – 89.
Paint Valley: Woods 4 2/4 – 10; Dobbins 2(1) – 7; Hockworth 1 – 2; Newland 1 – 2; Smith 1 – 2; Davis 0/2 – 0. Totals: 8(1) 3/8 – 22.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.