East Robertson pulls away in second half to defeat Clarksville Academy Lady Cougars
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Academy played one of its best half’s of basketball, Dec. 20th at Procter Court, but saw East Robertson explode for 22 third-quarter points on its way to defeating the Lady Cougars in their District 10-A contest, 58-36.
Trailing by five points, 21-15 at halftime, Clarksville Academy (0-9, 0-4 District 10-A) opened up the second half by getting two free throws from Anna Cherry to cut the deficit to three, but East Robertson would score the next 13 points — including three 3s – to double up the Lady Cougars. 34-17, with 3:56 left in the third quarter.
Cherry would score 14 points for the Lady Cougars.
Clarksville Academy falls to East Robertson (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)
Bailey Foote would end the Lady Indians (4-4, 3-1 District 10-A) run with two free throws, at the 3:06 mark, but East Robertson would string together another seven points to go up 41-19 before heading into the final quarter up 23 points, 43-20.
Foote would lead Clarksville Academy with 17 points.
The final quarter would see the Lady Indians build its biggest lead of the night, 28 points, at 50-22 with 5:36 left in the game following a basket by Ireland White, but the Lady Cougars would close out the game by outscoring East Robertson 16-8 – including two 3s from Cherry – for the 58-36 final.
In the first half, Clarksville Academy saw the Lady Indians jump out to 9-3 lead over the game’s first four minutes, powered by two East Robertson 3s from Shelby Craig and White.
But the Lady Cougars would answer back with six straight points – including five from Foote – to see Clarksville Academy tie the game at the end of the first eight minutes of play 9-9.
The second quarter would see East Robertson’s Lexi Young score the first bucket to give the Lady Indians an 11-9 lead, 27 seconds into the quarter.
Again, Foote would string together three straight points for the Lady Cougars – on three of four free throws – to give Clarksville Academy its first lead of the game, 12-11, with 5:12 left in the first half.
But the Lady Cougars would go cold from the floor over the next 2:30, which allowed East Robertson to run off five straight points – including a three from Craig – to retake the lead 16-12.
Foote would hit one of two free throws, with 2:46 left, to end the East Robertson run and get the Lady Cougars back to within three points, 16-13, but they would get no closer the rest of the first half – with the Lady Indians closing out the first half by outscoring Clarksville Academy to take a 21-15 lead into halftime.
East Robertson 58, Clarksville Academy 36
East Robertson 9 12 22 15—58
Clarksville Academy 9 6 5 16—36
East Robertson: Shelby Craig 21, Emily Hagewood 5, Clara Adams 8, Gabby Zizzi 2, Tamalee Stradtner 3, Kendall Evilcizer 1, Tori Long 2, Sierra Tomblin 2, Ireland White 9, Lexi Young 5. Team totals 19 12-24 58.
Clarksville Academy: Hannah Holt 4, Bailey Foote 17, Anna Cherry 14, Taylor Woodring 1. Team totals 6 22-36 36.
3-point field goals: East Robertson 8 (Craig 4, Adams 2, White 1, Young 1), Clarksville Academy 2 (Cherry 2).
Records: East Robertson 4-4, 3-1 District 10-A, Clarksville Academy 0-9, 0-4 District 10-A.