LEES CREEK — A big third quarter by the Fairfield Indians sent East Clinton to just its second loss of the season, 59-32, Thursday night.
The non-league defeat puts the Astros at 8-2 and ends an eight-game winning streak. East Clinton opened the season with a 46-42 loss to Waynesville then won each of the next eight games by no fewer than 13 points.
And against the Lions, it was a close game through halftime, EC trailing 20-17.
Fairfield got red-hot in the second half, outscoring the Astros 24-10 in the third period and then 15-5 in the fourth quarter.
Libby Evanshine led East Clinton with 11 points. Kami Whiteaker added eight points.
Evanshine had six rebounds. Jordan Collom had four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Kelsi Lilly grabbed four rebounds.
In the reserve game, Fairfield came out on top 31-15. Chloe Scott had four points and three rebounds. Megan Hadley had two points, two rebounds and two steals. Lauren Stonewall had two points and five rebounds.
Madi Frazer had three points and two rebounds. Jozie Jones scored two points and hauled in two rebounds. Jayden Murphy had two points and three rebounds.
December 23, 2021
@East Clinton High School
Leeburg 59 East Clinton 32
(32) EAST CLINTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Collom 1-1-0-3 Evanshine 4-0-3-11 Lilly 0-0-0-0 Whiteaker 3-1-1-8 Runyon 0-0-2-2 Jones 2-0-0-4 Lilly 0-0-1-1 Stonewall 0-0-0-0 Murphy 1-0-1-3 TOTALS 11-2-8/18-32
(59) FAIRFIELD (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Ella 4-0-0-8 Emma 7-0-5-19 Peyton 2-0-5-9 Faith 3-0-2-8 Braylynn 4-1-4-15 TOTALS 21-16/22-59