Clopton girls win going into tourney, rescheduled games start Wednesday
The holiday layoff rust showed, but the Clopton Lady Hawks were able to defeat the Mark Twain Lady Tigers, 56-44, on the road Friday, June 3.
Clopton took a 10-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 26-20 at the half. The Lady Hawks increased the lead to 38-28 at the end of the third quarter. They kept up with Mark Twain with an 18-16 run in the fourth quarter to take the 12-point win.
Clopton pulled down 33 rebounds and dished out 14 assists. The Lady Hawks stayed in the game defensively with seven blocked shots and eight steals.
“You could tell we had not played in a couple of weeks,” said Clopton Head Coach Larry Lagemann. “We didn’t shoot the ball very well from the field (38 percent) and we really struggled at the free-throw line,” hitting 11 of 27 or 41 percent.
“If we would have shot our regular percentage from the free throw line, we probably would have felt a lot better about the game,” Lagemann said. “But I like the fact we are getting contributions from everyone who is playing.”
Seven Lady Hawks scored, with senior guard Shelby Dunn leading the team with 14 points. Dunn had a pair of three-pointers, two assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Senior forward Spencer Hicks had 12 points, eight rebounds, an assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
Junior forward Megan Parrish had nine points, going four for five from the field and pulled down three rebounds.
Senior forward Brittney Hamilton had seven points, an assist, two steals and a blocked shot.
Freshman center Ashtyn Lagemann had six points and led the team with nine rebounds. She also had four assists, four blocked shots and two steals.
Junior guard Lauren Lagemann had five points, four assists and blocked a shot.
Junior forward Caitlyn Barr had three points and three defensive rebounds. Junior forward Katie Klopcic had two rebounds, an assist and a steal.
The Lady Hawks will host the Clopton Invitational, which was pushed to a Wednesday, Jan. 8 start due to the recent inclement weather.
Clopton is set to play Wellsville at 4 p.m. Jan. 8. It will play next at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 in the winners bracket or in the consolation round against Louisiana or Winfield.
The girls consolation championship will be played at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. The third-place game will be at 4 p.m. that same day and the championship game will tip off at 7 p.m.