4A Cape Fear traveled to Clinton on Tuesday and the girls’ teams split the wins. The Lady Dark Horses cruised past the Lady Colts, 80-43, and the junior varsity fell after a tight second half, 41-47.
In the JV game, Cape Fear came on strong in the first half and led 14-29. After the intermission, the Lady Horses came out fighting and got back into the game, but time ran out before they could take the lead.
Kiera Mabry was the leading scorer for Clinton with 10 points. Jamie Jones scored 7; Chelsea Underwood, Charica Joyner, and Alaina Capps all scored 6 points each; Toni Whitted, 1, Johnesa Shipp, 3, and Brittany Simmons, 2 points.
Clinton JV head coach Regina Parker was happy with the way her team played, despite the loss.
“The girls played tough the whole game. They started off slow and had to fight their way back into the game. I’m very proud of their tenacity and the fact that they never gave up. They are improving each game,” Coach Parker added.
The Clinton varsity team started off strong and never looked back. Score by quarters: 25-10; 44-19; 61-36; 80-43.
“Our up-tempo gave them a lot of problems. We ran the court on them. Our man-to-man defense was definitely the key to the win. We created a lot of turnovers, too. We were able to draw 5 charges and that’s something we’ve been working on,” varsity head coach Chris Owens said.
This win continues the Lady Horses 4-0 winning streak. They host Lakewood on Thursday and Pender next Tuesday.