CLINTON — On October 5, the Clinton Junior High (CJHS) Lady Maroons faced the Lady Cardinals of Warrensburg/Latham in two games. The home teams were ready to play after having the previous evenings games cancelled. The Lady Cardinals had a tough time keeping up.
The 7th grade game began with the home team out scoring the opposition 7-2 and not looking back. The Lady Maroons took a 16-3 lead into the locker room at halftime, overshadowing the Lady Cardinals 9-1 in the second quarter.
The second half was a little closer with the opposition scoring 13 points, but the home team kept the pressure on, scoring 19 points in return. The 7th graders won 35-16.
The home team was led by Averie Fatheree (#2) with 12 points followed by Paisley Schick (#10) with 8 points (which included a three pointer.
The 8th grade game was more one-sided.
The first quarter saw the home team scoring the only points, 16. The second quarter was slightly tougher as the opposition scored 2 points to the Lady Maroons 15. The halftime score was 31-2.
The second half began about the same, one sided in favor of the Lady Maroons, 15-4. The Lady Cardinals came alive in the final stanza of the game, out scoring the home team 2-1. But the Lady Maroons’ win was already well secured.
The final of this game was 47-8, Clinton. The 8th graders were led by Clara Dempsey (#25/15) with 20 points (including a 3 pointer) and Avery Smith (#22) with 15 points (and a 3 pointer also). The Lady Maroons were well prepared for these games and played well.