The Clinton Lady Dark Horses basketball team is State Championship bound. The Lady Horses overcame a slow start in the first half to defeat the Bartlett-Yancey Lady Buccaneers, 68-58, to win the NCHSAA 2A Girls Basketball Eastern Regional Championship held at Methodist University in Fayetteville.
Clinton trailed at the end of the first quarter 15-10 but came alive in the second quarter to take a 30-26 halftime lead.
The Lady Dark Horses continued strong play in the second half as they built a double-digit lead by the end of the third quarter at 53-40.
In the fourth quarter, Clinton led by as much as 61-47 before hanging on for the 68-58 victory.
Clinton will play in the State Championship game on Saturday, March 11. Game time, location, and opponent is to be determined.
For full story and continued coverage, sports writer Mike Carter will have a full write up later at www.clintonnc.com and in the sports section of Tuesday’s edition of the Sampson Independent.
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