CJHS Lady Maroons mauled at home by Wolverines

CLINTON — After hosting the OKAW Conference Tournament, the Clinton Junior High (CJHS) returned to the home hardwood to face the West-Lincoln/Broadwell Lady Wolverines. 

As the home teams would find out, wolverines are tenacious and very dangerous. 

The evening began with the 7th grade match-up.  By the end of the first quarter the Lady Wolverines were up 16-0.

The second quarter saw the home team put some points om the board when Ava Cyrulick (#10) scored a bucket.  On another shot she was fouled, and, making the free throw, put the Lady Maroons on the tally sheet with a beginning 3 points.  Unfortunately, that was all the Lady Maroons got in the first half, down 26-3 at the break. 

The third quarter was the best for the home team, scoring 6 points.  At the same time the opposition tallied 18 more points for a 44-9 lead heading into the final quarter.  The Lady Maroons outscored the Lady Wolverines in the fourth quarter 3-2, but the game was already out of reach as the opposition won this outing 46-12. 

The Lady Maroons were led by Ava Petersen (#41) with 4 points followed by Ava Cyrulik and Laney Snow (#40), each with 3 points and Cali Simons (#22) with 2 points on free throws.

The 8th grade game was another rout for the visiting team.  The Lady Maroons were on the score board in the first quarter, but down 12-5. 

The second quarter saw the Lady Wolverines score another 12 points while holding the home team to just 4, putting the opposition up 24-9 at halftime.  The third quarter was a disaster for the home team, unable to score, but the Lady Wolverines were held to only 9 points by the Lady Maroon defense. 

The fourth quarter was fairly even as the Lady Maroons scored 5 points to the Lady Wolverines 6 points. 

Ultimately the Lady Maroons weren’t going to come out with a win, falling 39-14 to the Lady Wolverines. 

The 8th grade team was led by Delaney Dempsey (#35) with 8 points followed by Sophie Thrasher (#25)with 4 points and Ozzie Goar (#45) with two points.  Ozzie did a huge job crashing the boards for numerous rebounds, out rebounding the opposition’s taller centers.