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Clarksville, TN – Montgomery Central High School’s Lady Indians gave up the first basket of the night to Clarksville Academy, December 12th at the Thomas-Young Gymnasium, but then held the Lady Cougars scoreless for the next 10:51 to build a 17-2 lead on to its way to a 30-12 victory.
Hannah Holt would score a basket at the 6:30 mark for Clarksville Academy (0-8) to take a 2-0 lead, but it would be the last points scored by the Lady Cougars would Anna Cherry connected on one of two free throws at the 3:39 mark of the second quarter.During that span, Montgomery Central (3-3) would run off 17 straight points to take a commanding lead in the contest.
Monica Flake would start the scoring run with a three at the 6:06 mark of the opening quarter, the first of her nine points over the run.
Flake would finish with a game-high 10 points.
Also scoring during the run were MaKayla Flake – a free throw and a basket – Leslie Bradley with a three and bucket from Shirece Lyle to end the run.
Cherry’s free throw, with 3:39 left in the first half, ended the Lady Indians run, which was followed by a bucket from Bailey Foote with 1:21 left before intermission.
It would be the only time in the game where Clarksville Academy would put together back-to-back points.
Foote would add another bucket for the Lady Cougars before the half ended, with Camryn Batson and Elizabeth Houck adding buckets for Montgomery Central, as the Lady Indians led at halftime, 21-7.
In the second half, both teams were content to slow down their offensive attacks, with Clarksville Academy’s Foote scoring the only points of the third quarter on a basket at the 7:49 mark to make it 12-9 after three quarter of play.
Foote would lead the Lady Cougars with eight points.
The score would remain that way until the 4:31 mark of the fourth quarter, when Mallory Flake scored a basket for Central to make it 23-9.
The Lady Cougars would break into double figures with a free throw by Holt, with 4:19 left to make it 23-10.
But the Lady Cougars wouldn’t get any closer the rest of the way, with the Lady Indians outscoring Clarksville Academy 7-2 over the final 3:21 for the 30-12 final.
Montgomery Central 30, Clarksville Academy 12
Clarksville Academy: Hannah Holt 3, Bailey Foote 8, Anna Cherry 1.Team totals 4 4-8 12.
Montgomery Central: Camryn Batson 2, Leslie Bradley 3, MaKayla Flake 3, Tori Moore 5, Monica Flake 10, Mallory Flake 4, Elizabeth Houck 2, Shirece Lyle 2. Team totals 13 2-8 30.
3-point field goals: Clarksville Academy 0, Montgomery Central 2 (Bradley 1, Mo. Flake 1).
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
TopicsAnna Cherry, Bailey Foote, Camryn Batson, Clarksville Academy, Clarksville TN, Elizabeth Houck, Hannah Holt, Lady Cougars, Lady Indians, Leslie Bradley, MaKayla Flake, Mallory Flake, Monica Flake, Montgomery Central High School, Montgomery Central. MCHS, Shirece Lyle, Thomas-Young Gymnasium, Tori Moore
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