Patriot girls win sixth straight, boys drop third in four games

January 24, 2019

Jan. 17 - No. 7 Clarkson/Leigh 34, Twin River 25: Kaegan Held and Ashlynn Novotny both scored 11 points for the Patriots in a game that Clarkson/Leigh trailed 16-14 at halftime before making a 12-3 run in the third quarter.

Novotny also grabbed five rebounds, which was tied for a team high.

“It was a hard-fought game,” coach Matt Murren said in comments sent to the Sun. “The girls battled and did just enough to get it done.”

The win improved Clarkson/Leigh to 13-2 and made it six wins in a row. The Patriots have scored just 38 points per game during the current winning streak but are also only allowing 30 points defensively.

In that span, the defense gave up fewer than 30 points four times. For the year, Clarkson/Leigh is only surrendering 32 points per contest.

Jan. 17 - Twin River 74, Clarkson/Leigh 40: Clarkson/Leigh was only down two points at the end of the first quarter but Twin River’s depth proved to be too much to handle.

“Twin River played very well,” said Clarkon/Leigh head coach Jeff Bachman in comments sent to the Sun. “They are a solid, well coached team and we didn’t play well enough defensively to hang with them tonight.

“We have several things we need to keep working on and we need to keep getting better defensively. I really like our team and players and we’re going to keep working to get better and finish the season strong.”

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