The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs just keep rolling this season, and Monday night was no exception as they demolished Georgetown 81-35. The girls are now 15-1 overall on the season, their only loss coming at McClain in an overtime 53-48, thriller.
The Lady Mustangs started Monday’s night’s game as they have so many this year; fast. They got out to a large and early lead on the Lady G-Men, and after the first quarter was over, they were up 21-9.
The rest of the game was much of the same. Every single player for Lynchburg that saw minutes in the game, scored at least one basket, led by McKayla Binkley with a the game high 20 points on the evening.
The Georgetown team was able to break into double-digit scoring in one quarter when the scored 13 in the third frame, but the stifling Lynchburg defense held back their offense in every single other quarter and only allowed five points in the fourth and final.
“I can’t complain about [the 15-1 start to the season] at all,” said Lady Mustangs coach Whitney Lewis after the blowout win. “We’re playing really good this season, We are coming off a really tough game at Eastern. This was another big game for us and we came out ready to play all four quarters tonight.
“When we first come out, we want to get out press set up early and pressure the basketball and make some turnovers. We were able to do that there in the first quarter. We got out to a slow start but then we started pressuring the ball and that led to some easy layups. That is what helped our offense start to click there in the first.
“What’s fun about this group is that all these kids are talented and they work hard. At any given time, you don’t know who’s going to step and be that player in that moment. When we’re in close games, I can call on any one of them to come up and make a big play and everyone of them is ready to go. It’s fun to coach that.”
Another note of interest; Peyton Scott missed her first free throw of the season on Thursday night against Eastern. Up until that point, she had made her first 36 free throws which puts her tied for ninth all time in the OHSAA record book for consecutive free throws made.
LCHS – 21 14 22 24 – 81
GTHS – 9 8 13 5 – 35
Lynchburg-Clay: M. Binkley 8(1) 1/2 – 20; Little 6(1) 3/4 – 18; H. Binkley 1(4) 2/4 – 16; Scott 4 2/4 – 10; Thiel 2(1) – 7; Waits 2 – 4; Wills 1 – 2; Roush 1 – 2; Mitchell 1 – 2. Totals: 26(7) 8/14 – 81.
Georgetown: Gibbons 4 3/4 – 11; Johnson 3 4/4 – 10; McKinney 2 1/2 – 5; Seigla 1 2/2 – 4; Cahall 3/4 – 3; Grahar 2/2 – 2. Totals: 10 15/18 – 35.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.