CM girls pull away from WCH 56-42


By Mark Huber - [email protected]



ADAMS TOWNSHIP — With a renewed scoring touch in the second half, Clinton-Massie pulled away from Washington 56-42 Saturday in South Central Ohio League girls basketball action at the Lebanon Road gym.

The win puts the Div. III 9th-ranked Falcons at 15-3 overall and 9-3 in the SCOL.

Washington drops to 6-12 overall and 3-9 in league play.

Hannah Haithcock led Washington with 15 points, 11 of those coming in the second half.

Miquela Santoro had 15 points in the second half and finished with a game-best 19 points for the Falcons. The CM senior headed to Winthrop University also had a team-best seven steals, a team-high five assists and two rebounds.

Brooke Rose did not score but led the Falcons with five rebounds.

Massie was 11 for 17 at the free throw line while Washington was 13 for 18.

The Falcons were just 5 for 9 at the line in the final period.

With five players scoring, Massie took the early lead, 11-6 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second, though, Washington hit on 6 of 8 free throw attempts and kept pace going into the intermission, down 21-16.

But as Haithcock began to heat up for the Blue Lions, so did Santoro for the Falcons. Haithcock had five points in the third and six in the fourth, but Santoro countered with six in the third and nine in the fourth.

The Falcons poured in 16 points in the third to extend the lead to 37-28 then put the game away in the final quarter with a 19-14 margin.

SUMMARY

Jan 23, 2016

@Clinton-Massie High School

Clinton-Massie 56 Washington 42

CM 11.10.16.19…..56

WA 06.10.12.14…..42

(42) WASHINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Gray 0-0-0-0 McRoberts 1-1-4-7 Wallace 2-0-0-4 Haithcock 5-0-5-15 Hawk 3-1-0-7 Garrison 0-0-0-0 Taylor 0-0-0-0 Hines 0-0-0-0 Woods 1-0-3-5 Jenkins 1-1-0-3 Funari 0-0-0-0 Smith 0-0-1-1. TOTALS 13-3-13-42

(56) CLINTON-MASSIE (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Santoro 8-0-3-19 Theetge 4-0-1-9 Fisher 2-0-0-4 Purkey 3-1-1-8 Meyers 3-0-2-8 Cottrell 0-0-0-0 Rose 2-0-0-4 Cloud 0-0-0-0 Leary 0-0-4-4 Ireland 0-0-0-0 Newton 0-0-0-0. TOTALS 22-1-11-56

REBOUNDS: CM-24 (Rose 5 Leary 4 Meyers 4 Theetge 4 Purkey 4 Purkey 3 Fisher 2 Santoro 2 Newton 1)

ASSISTS: CM-14 (Santoro 5 Meyers 2 Fisher 2 Newton 1 Leary 1 Purkey 1 Theetge 1)

STEALS: CM-12 (Santoro 7 Theetge 2 Leary 1 Meyers 1 Fisher 1)

BLOCKED SHOTS: CM-4 (Theetge 4)

TURNOVERS: CM-19

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By Mark Huber

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

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

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