Lady Hurricane runs away from Falcons 58-39


By Shawn Robinson - WNJ Sports Writer



Clinton-Massie's Hannah Bowman shoots for two | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Clinton-Massie's Hannah Bowman shoots for two | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Clinton-Massie's McKenna Branham | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Clinton-Massie's Alex Pence drives as Wilmington's Katie Murphy plays defense | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Wilmington's Elle Martin shoots for two | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Wilmington's Caroline Diels looks to pass as Clinton-Massie's Maddie Phipps defends | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Clinton-Massie defense surrounds Wilmington's Elle Martin | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Clinton-Massie's Hope Roberts drives on Wilmington Ke'Asia Robinson | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Ke'Asia Robinson had 20 points for Wilmington | Elizabeth Clark Photo


WILMINGTON – With a 20-0 run, host Wilmington blew the doors off Clinton-Massie for a 58-39 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division victory Thursday at Fred Summers Court.

The Hurricane broke the last of four ties on the evening with Taylor Noszka’s three at the 1:20 mark of the third quarter. Wilmington then tallied a bucket by KeAsia Robinson, another three by Noszka, a pair of free throws, another bucket by Robinson, a three by Katie Murphy, and a pair of steals that led to two more from Elle Martin and three more from Sophie Huffman during the first half of the fourth quarter.

“We just found a rhythm. Sophie was attacking and dishing. We were hitting shots, making good decisions,” Wilmington head coach Zach Williams said.

With 3:55 left in the game, the Hurricane led 53-33.

“Sophie Huffman makes a lot go. She creates a lot of problems for everyone in this league. The Robinson girl seems to really shine against us every time we play them. It was Sophie creating and dishing on the block, and we had a hard time sliding over with our help side defense. It’s something we work on. We just let it get away from us in the fourth quarter,” CM head head coach Hilma Crawford said. “They made plays when it really counted in the fourth quarter.”

Robinson led all scorers with a career-high 20 points.

Wilmington’s 20-0 run wasn’t the first time it tried to run away with the game. The Hurricane (6-6, 4-2) scored the last eight points of the first quarter to lead 14-6.

However, Clinton-Massie scored 12 of the first 14 to start the second quarter to lead 18-16. The game was nip-and-tuck after that with three more ties and three lead changes.

“We came out early and had great energy. We started off hot. But give Massie a lot of credit, they don’t give up, they don’t stop doing what they’re doing. They played free, made some shots, and we had some errors,” Williams said. “But one thing we talk about with the girls is about peaks and valleys during the game. We’ll have those ups and downs. They didn’t hang their heads.”

Hannah Bowman lead Massie (5-8, 1-3) with 19 points.

SUMMARY

January 13, 2022

@Fred Summers Court

Wilmington 58 Clinton-Massie 39

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(39) CLINTON-MASSIE (fg-ft-tp) Pence 4-0-10, Roberts 1-1-3, Phipps 3-0-7, Bowman 7-3-19, Branham 0-0-0, Bayless 0-0-0, Doyle 0-0-0, Redman 0-0-0. Total 15-4-39. 3-point goals: 5 (Bowman 2, Pence 2, Phipps). FTM-FTA 4-11, 36 percent.

(58) WILMINGTON (fg-ft-tp) Robinson 8-4-20, Noszka 2-0-6, Huffman 3-0-7, Martin 4-0-8, Murphy 3-0-7, Schuster 1-2-4, Tippett 0-0-0, Diels 3-0-6, Current 0-0-0, Earley 0-0-0. Total 24-6-58. 3-point goals: 4 (Noszka 2, Huffman, Murphy). FTM-FTA 6-10, 60 percent.

Clinton-Massie’s Hannah Bowman shoots for two | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/01/web1_GBK_cmBowmanWilNoz0113ec.jpgClinton-Massie’s Hannah Bowman shoots for two | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Clinton-Massie’s McKenna Branham | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/01/web1_GBK_cmMBranham0113ec.jpgClinton-Massie’s McKenna Branham | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Clinton-Massie’s Alex Pence drives as Wilmington’s Katie Murphy plays defense | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/01/web1_GBK_cmPenceWilMurph0113ec.jpgClinton-Massie’s Alex Pence drives as Wilmington’s Katie Murphy plays defense | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Wilmington’s Elle Martin shoots for two | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/01/web1_GBK_wil2Martin0113ec.jpgWilmington’s Elle Martin shoots for two | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Wilmington’s Caroline Diels looks to pass as Clinton-Massie’s Maddie Phipps defends | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/01/web1_GBK_wilDielsCmPhipps0113ec.jpgWilmington’s Caroline Diels looks to pass as Clinton-Massie’s Maddie Phipps defends | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Clinton-Massie defense surrounds Wilmington’s Elle Martin | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/01/web1_GBK_wilMartin0113ec.jpgClinton-Massie defense surrounds Wilmington’s Elle Martin | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Clinton-Massie’s Hope Roberts drives on Wilmington Ke’Asia Robinson | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/01/web1_GBK_wilRobcmRoberts0113ec.jpgClinton-Massie’s Hope Roberts drives on Wilmington Ke’Asia Robinson | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Ke’Asia Robinson had 20 points for Wilmington | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/01/web1_GBK_wilRobinson0113ec.jpgKe’Asia Robinson had 20 points for Wilmington | Elizabeth Clark Photo

By Shawn Robinson

WNJ Sports Writer