LEES CREEK — Behind a stellar performance from Libby Evanshine, the East Clinton girls basketball team defeated Felicity-Franklin 61-50 Monday in SBAAC National Division girls basketball action.
The win puts East Clinton at 5-12 overall and 4-7 in the National Division, just a half-game back in the loss column to Felicity. The Cardinals are 5-11 overall, 4-6 in the SBAAC.
East Clinton led 16-10 after one and 31-24 at halftime.
The Lady Astros broke open the close game in the third quarter by outscoring Felicity 16-8. East Clinton led 47-32 after three.
Evanshine hit 11 of 19 from the field and 12 of 14 from the free throw to finish with 34 points, believed to be an ECHS record for a freshman in a varsity basketball game. She also had 20 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocked shots.
Kami Whiteaker had five points, five assists and five rebounds. Jayden Murphy and Kelsi Lilly played well off the bench for EC.
Coach Jeff Craycraft said Gracie Evanshine and Katrina Bowman played well defensively against the Felicity guards.
Jan 28, 2020
@East Clinton 61 Felicity 50
(E61) EAST CLINTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Tong 0-0-0-0 L. Evanshine 11-0-12-34 Bowman 1-1-1-4 Whiteaker 2-0-1-5 Jones 0-0-0-0 G. Evanshine 1-0-0-2 Lilly 2-2-0-6 Murphy 4-0-1-9 Boggs 0-0-1-1 TOTALS 21-3-16-61
FIELD GOALS: F 13-59; EC 21-49 (L. Evanshine 11-19, Murphy 4-5)
3 PT FIELD GOALS: F 6-26; EC 3-15 (Lilly 2-3)
FREE THROWS: F 18-22; EC 16-28 (L. Evanshine 12-14)
REBOUNDS: F-40; EC-41 (L. Evanshine 20 Boggs 6 Whiteaker 5 Bowman 5 Jones 2)
ASSISTS: Whiteaker 5 L. Evanshine 2 G. Evanshine 2)
STEALS: EC-8 (L. Evanshine 2 G. Evanshine 2
BLOCKED SHOTS: EC-3 (L. Evanshine 3)
TURNOVERS: F-15 EC-18