It was the tale of two nights for Clinton’s JV lady Horses, who lost a Tuesday afternoon game to Richlands, their first conference game of the season, but then turned around Wednesday afternoon and got a Christmas tournament win against Goldsboro.
The first conference game of the season for the young lady Horses started off slow, with the team struggling to get their shots and an eventual low-scoring 18-17 loss.
Coach Regina Parker said the girls were struggling all afternoon long. “The game developed very slowly. We were having a difficult time getting our shots to do down,” Parker said.
That, coupled with the loss of a key player to injury, put the JV girls at a disadvantage.
“My girls didn’t give up, though, and they played hard until the end,” Parker stressed.
Jasmine Fryar led scoring for the Clinton JV with 8 points; Zoey Harris, 4; Chelsea Underwood, 2; Yasmine Williams, 2; and Brielle Mitchell, 1.
Playing Wednesday in a Christmas tournament at Southern Wayne High School, the JV Horses returned to the win column, defeating Goldsboro 38-24.
Parker said it was a great team effort.
“They worked together to get this win,” the coach stressed. “I was proud of their effort.”
Clinton led the entire game, opening the first quarter up 7-4 and taking a 30-19 lead into the half.
Defense was strong, as the young lady Horses held their opponent scoreless in the final frame.
“My girls played great as a team, they really did,” Parker stressed.
Leading the way for Clinton in the Wednesday game was Harris and Fryar with 10 points each; Williams had 6; Underwood, 6; Talaya Butler, 3; and Jacklyn Parker, 3.
Clinton moves to 5-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play. They played again Thursday in the tournament final, but scores were not available by press time. See those results in Sunday’s Sampson Independent.