The Lady Dark Horses started off the basketball season on a high note Monday. Both teams won decisive victories against Cleveland, with the JV score 53-27 and varsity, 70-55.
Once the junior varsity took the lead, the Lady Horses never looked back, leading each quarter with scores of, 16-6; 29-16; 45-21;53-27.
Clinton head coach Regina Parker was pleased with the way the girls played for the most part, but saw some areas they need to develop.
“I think for the girls’ first game, it went very well. It was a bit sloppy in places but still good. I feel that we need to improve on communication and some defense as well,” explained Coach Parker.
For the Dark Horses, Kiera Mabry had 23 points; Chelsea Underwood, 12; Alaina Capps, 9; Jamie Jones, 5; Johnesa Shipp with 2; and Toni Whitted, 2.
The varsity win was just a big, with the Horses leading the scoring every quarter except the fourth, with scores of 13-10; 35-28; 50-35; 70-55.
Clinton head coach Chris Owens had good things to say about his team on their first outing.
“This game was really good, especially for it being our first one. I thought we played good as a team, with communicating, and helping each other. We need some work on rebounds but other than that I felt overall we played really good,” Coach Owens asserted.
Scoring big for the Horses was Mikala Boykin with 31 points. Kristen Glasper scored 16; Jasmine Fryar, 4; Brielle Mitchell, 14; Jessica Bell with 1; and DeAsia Edwards had 4.
Clinton well play at Cape Fear on December 3.