Astros pull away to win National Opener 48-32
BETHEL – East Clinton opened SBAAC National Division play on Monday with a 48-32 win at Bethel-Tate.
The Astros (3-0, 1-0) are coming off of the Jeff Craycraft Memorial Tip-off Tournament championship on Saturday and were locked in a close game early.
Megan Tong had eight points in the first quarter, draining a pair of threes, but the Astros’ lead was just 12-11.
In the second period, however, East Clinton began to warm up. Kami Whiteaker led the way with seven points while Jordan Collom added five and Libby Evanshine four as EC took a 30-18 lead at the break.
Jayden Murphy had five of the team’s seven points in the third. EC held a 10-point lead after three. East Clinton’s defense limited the Tigers to just five points in the fourth quarter.
Evanshine had 12 points, 13 rebounds and five steals for East Clinton. Collom had seven rebounds and four steals while Murphy and Lauren Stonewall grabbed five rebounds each.
November 21, 2022
@ Bethel-Tate High School
East Clinton 48, Bethel-Tate 32
(48) EAST CLINTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Collom 3-1-0-7 Tong 3-2-0-8 Evanshine 4-0-4-12 Hadley 1-0-2-4 Whiteaker 4-2 -0-10 Stonewall 0-0-0-0 Murphy 2-1-2-7 Scott 0-0-0-0 TOTALS 17-6-8/14-48
(32) BETHEL-TATE (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Dunn 2-0-1-5 Manuela 0-0-0-0 Tolliver 2-0-1-5 Bee 4-0-4-12 Johnson 2- 0-2-6 Moorhead 1-0-0-2 Vinson 0-0-0-0 Thompson 0-0-0-0 Zellen 1-0-0-2 Ladd 0-0-0-0 TOTALS 12-0- 8/13-32