GOSHEN — Taking control early, Goshen defeated East Clinton Monday 56-38 in a non-league girls basketball game at GHS.
The Warriors forced 14 Astros turnovers in the first half and led 29-13 at the break en route tothe 18-point win.
East Clinton’s top player, Libby Evanshine, was in foul trouble early and did not score in the first half. She finished with 10 points, all in the third quarter. Kami Whiteaker also had foul trouble early in the game.
East Clinton fell behind 16-2 but pulled within 37-28 late in the third. But the Warriors closed the scoring in the third with a three-pointer and a 12-point lead.
Jayden Murphy had seven of her nine points in the fourth quarter but East Clinton was unable to take the lead.
The 38 points is the lowest of the season for the Astros since a 46-42 loss to Waynesville in the season opener.
The 56 points given up matches Cedarville’s total in the previous game for EC.
The Astros are now 10-3. Goshen is 7-5.
Peyton Shafer led Goshen with 18 points.
January 10, 2022
@Goshen High School
Goshen 56 East Clinton 38
(38) EAST CLINTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Collom 1-0-0-2 Evanshine 3-0-4-10 Whiteaker 2-1-1-6 Runyon 2-0-1-5 Jones 1-0-0-2 Hadley 0-0-0-0 Lilly 2-0-0-4 Murphy 2-2-3-9 TOTALS 13-3-9/17-38
REBOUNDS: EC-26 (Evanshine 6 Lilly 6 Runyon 4 Murphy 4 Whiteaker 2 Collom 2 Jones 2)
ASSISTS: EC-5 (Lilly 2)
STEALS: EC-9 (Collom 5 Lilly 2)
BLOCKED SHOTS: EC-2