After slow start, Ladycats roar to 53-26 win


By Mark Huber - mhuber@civitasmedia.com



OWENSVILLE — A 27-point win looks like a pretty easy outcome but for Bennie Carroll and his Blanchester girls the 53-26 win over Clermont Northeastern was far from easy.

“Most of the first half, we were behind,” Carroll said.

Blanchester improves to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in Southern Buckeye Conference National Division action.

The Ladycats were down 17-10 midway through the second quarter then went on a run, a big run. They took the lead 21-19 at halftime then outscored CNE 32-7 in the second half.

Carroll said Kayla Dugger drained a 3-pointer in the third quarter to push the lead to 7 then Tristan Culberson cashed in on a 3-pointer to get the difference to double digits. The Ladycats never looked back.

“In the second half, we really turned up the intensity as notch or two, came at them a little harder and forced some turnovers,” said Carroll.

SUMMARY

Dec 3, 2015

@Clermont NE High School

Blanchester 53 CNE 26

BL 07.14.20.12…..53

CN 06.13.05.02…..26

(53) BLANCHESTER (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Doyle 2-0-1-5 Patton 1-0-0-2 Culberson 3-2-2-10 Doughman 1-0-3-5 Burton 5-2-3-15 Lindsey 0-0-1-1 E. Gundler 1-0-0-2 Miller 1-0-3-5 Baldwin 0-0-2-2 Dugger 2-1-0-5 Farrow 0-0-1-1. TOTALS 16-5-16-53

(26) CLERMONT NE (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Walker 4-0-2-10 Johnson 0-0-5-5 Cooper 0-0-1-1 Diekmann 1-0-0-2 Cooper 1-0-0-2 Seibert 1-0-0-2 Reece 1-1-1-4. TOTALS 8-1-9-26

By Mark Huber

mhuber@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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