Clarksville, TN – Turnovers put the Clarksville High Lady Wildcats in a hole they could not dig out of. They lost at home to the Franklin High Lady Rebels 46-22, Thursday evening.
The Lady Wildcats had trouble escaping the Lady Rebels traps. They turned the ball over 14 times in the first half and had trouble converting on the few shot attempts they made.
Conversely, the Lady Rebels moved the ball well, using the constant passes to find gaps in the Lady Wildcats defense, wear them down and control the clock.
After being outscored 14-8 in the first period, the Lady Wildcats scored just three points in the second period and 11 total points in the 2nd half of the game.
CHS defeated by Franklin 46-22(Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)
With a 21-11 lead, the Lady Rebels opened the 3rd period with a 9-0 run. Jodi Hill scored 7 of the 9 points. Haley Bearden scored the only 2 points for the Lady Wildcats in the period.
The Lady Wildcats generated their best offense in the fourth period, 9 points, but were still outscored by the Lady Rebels.
Bearden led the Lady Wildcats with 8 points and 8 rebounds. She was effective when the Lady Wildcats could get the ball to her in the post. Bearden scored all her points in the paint and had the most rebounds of both teams.
She was one of seven different Lady Wildcat scorers.
The Lady Wildcats made two 3-pointers in the game; One by Ke’Oshea Deaver and one by Lainey Persinger.
Hill led all scorers with 17 points. Her Lady Rebel teammate, Meredith Ovies added 11. Seven different lady Rebels scored as well.
The Lady Rebels had only 2 more rebounds than the Lady Wildcats, 18-16. They made 8 of 15 from the free throw line.
The Lady Wildcats made 3 of 7 from the free throw line.
Clarksville High Lady Wildcats
Haley Bearden 8, Ke’Oshea Deaver 3, Lainey Persinger 3, Nyasia Saines 2, JK Cummings 2, Ta’Tayana Outlaw 2, Melia Correa 2.
Franklin High Lady Rebels
Jodi Hill 17, Meredith Ovies 11, Kara Spierto 6, Anna Patton 4, Angela McPeck 4, Hannah Harris 3, Peyton Cantrell 1.
Lady Wildcats 8 3 2 9 – 22
Lady Rebels 14 7 14 11 -46
About Marlon Scott
Marlon Scott is a freelance journalist and writer. He graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Communications, majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in print and web journalism. His writing career began as a sports writer for The All State, the APSU student newspaper, in 2006. He continued working for the paper until his graduation, serving in various positions including Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief.
In 2010, Scott contributed stories and photographs as well as designed and served as Editor-in-Chief for the monograph, Civic Art of Clarksville: The stories behind the pieces.
Scott has also produced 60 stories for The Leaf Chronicle, the local newspaper of Clarksville, TN.
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