Clinton boys beat Union, girls top Pender in conference quarterfinals
By Stephanie Gore, Sports Writer
Coming out for the first round of the conference tournament, the Varsity girls played against Pender High School ending the night with a winning score of 77-31.
With a healthy lead the Horses dominated over Pender, ending the first half of 44-8. As the game progressed, Pender raised their score.
Ending the game, the Horses won with a score of 77, sending Pender home with a score of 31.
“This was a great win for us. We just finished the first round of playoffs. Our goal is to win, and I was impressed with our team work” stated Coach Owens for Clinton.
Leading scores for Clinton were Mikayla Boykin with 29 points, Kristen Glasper with 17 points, Brielle Mitchell with 6 points, and Ashley Dixon and Jackie Parker with 4 points.
After the girls, the Varsity boys competed against Union High School, ending the game with a score of 64-42, Clinton with the win.
Starting the game off with a close score, the Horses stepped their game up and got ahead. With a first quarter score of 11-4, the Horses entered the second quarter.
Continuing the game, Clinton had a score of 33 by the end of the first half, while Union was left behind with a score of 18. Not stopping there, the Horses went into the third quarter with confidence. With one quarter left, the Horses had a leading score of 52-29.
Finishing the game, the Horses walked off the court with a winning score of 64-42.
Leading scores for Clinton Boys were Jaquan McLean with 14 points, Jalen Banks with 12 points, Jaalen Best with 6 points, and Jeremiah Pope with 5 points.
“It was a good win for us. We started out with an early lead which allowed us to play many players, which will be beneficial to us tomorrow night, and hopefully Friday night” said Clinton’s head coach Randy Jordan.
Clinton will return to the court Thursday, February 20, at 6 p.m. for the second round of playoffs.
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