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Northeast High Lady Eagles beat Clarksville High 42-34 ending six-year drought against Lady Wildcats
Clarksville, TN - Scoring 10 of the last 12 points of the night, January 17th at the William Workman Gymnasium, the Northeast Lady Eagles posted their first victory over Clarksville High in six years in a 42-34 final.
The District 10-AAA win by Northeast (6-11, 2-5 District 10-AAA) was just one day short of the six year anniversary of their last win over the Lady Wildcats – a 56-50 final coming on January 18th, 2008.Clarksville High (9-9, 5-3 District 10-AAA) — who never led in the contest — tied the game for the last time, 32-32, on a basket by Nyasia Saines with 4:16 left in the game.
But Northeast would hold Clarksville High scoreless over the next 3:50, while going on a 9-0 run to go up 41-32.
Sh’Niya Horn would put the Lady Eagles up for good, 34-32, with a bucket at the 3:37 left in the game, followed by one-of-two free throws from Erecha Partis and two more free throws from Ashanti Henry.
Horn would lead all scorers with 11 points.
The final points of the run came on baskets by Horn and Nataszja Freeman.
Clarksville High would get a final bucket from LaPrasha Fair, with 25.9 seconds left to end the Northeast run, but it was too little too late for the Lady Wildcats, who see a run of 14 straight victories against the Lady Eagles come to an end.
In the first half, Northeast got off to a good start scoring the first five points of the game and building that out to a seven-point margin, 12-5, over the first seven minutes of the game, before settling for a 12-7 lead after one quarter of play.
The second quarter would see Northeast go up by as many as nine points, 16-7, before Clarksville High put together a 5-0 run to get back to within six points, 16-12, with 2:52 left before halftime.
It would remain a four-point game until a three by Northeast’s Henry put the Lady Eagles up seven, 21-14, with 1:49 left, but the Lady Wildcats scored the final four points of the half to go into intermission trailing the Lady Eagles, 21-18.
Clarksville High would respond by closing out the third period by outscoring the Lady Eagles 6-2 to trail by four points heading into the final quarter of play.
Northeast 42, Clarksville High 34
Northeast: Essence Brown 2, Michelle Donner 2, Nataszja Freeman 4, Erecha Partis 7, Sepe Moore 8, Ashanti Henry 8, Sh’Niya Horn 11. Team totals 16 8-21 43.
Clarksville High: J.K. Cummings 5, Nyasia Saines 8, LaPrasha Fair 9, Aliyah Miller 2, Lainey Persinger 4, TaTayana Outlaw 6. Team totals 13 7-9 34.
3-point field goals: Northeast 2 (Moore 1, Henry 1), Clarksville High 1 (Cummings 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.
TopicsAliyah Miller, Ashanti Henry, CHS, Clarksville High, Clarksville High School, Clarksville TN, District 10-AAA, Erecha Partis, Essence Brown, J.K. Cummings, Lady Eagles, Lady Wildcats, Lainey Persinger, LaPrasha Fair, Michelle Donner, Nataszja Freeman, NEHS, Northeast, Northeast High School, Nyasia Saines, Sepe Moore, Sh’Niya Horn, Ta'Tayana Outlaw, William Workman Gymnasium
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