The Blanchester eighth grade girls basketball team defeated Clinton-Massie 27-16 Wednesday night.

The young Ladycats, now 3-0 on the season, led 11-8 at halftime but struggled offensively, the coaches said. Defense helped the team to victory, especially in the second half, the coaches pointed out.

Torie Potts led Blanchester with 13 points.

Maggie Grant scored 7 points and Alayna Davenport added 3. Maddie Gillman and Kylee Hamm finished with 2 points each. The coaches said Audri Byrom played well.