The Cowden-Herrick//Beecher City Bobcat girls knocked North Clay in the 1st and used the cushion to go on to a 17-point win on Monday, 64-47.

The 17-5 run in the 1st period set the margin for the Bobcats. North Clay would fight back with leading scorer and college recruit Madison Lovett. Lovett finished with a game-high 28 points, including half a dozen triples.

In the 2nd North Clay took advantage as the Bobcats took a breath, 18-14, cutting the margin down to under 10 points at the break, 31-23.

In the 3rd period, CHBC wrested the momentum back in a 17-12 run. That gave them a 13-point lead heading into crunch time. CHBC held their pace and out-scored North Clay by 4 more points down the stretch for the 17 points win, 64-47.

Jaelyn Robertson led CHBC with 25 points, a triple shy of Lovett’s mark. Robertson shot 61% from the floor. She was 9-of-13 in close (69%) and shot 40% from the arc (2/5). She led CHBC on the boards with 12 rebounds for a 20-10, double-double. She also dished four assists.

Lauren Wojcik and Gracie Heckert followed Robertson in scoring. Wojcik shot 57%, making 3-of-4 (75%) in close and 1-of-3 (33%) from the arc. She also made 4-of-5 foul shots (90%), blocked a shot and dished 4 assists. Heckert shot 67%, making 1-of-3 from distance (33%) and all three shots inside the bow (100%) and grabbed 5 boards.

Sophomore Lani Morrison was unleashed distributing the ball. She dished a team-high 5 assists and stole the ball three times. Sydney Lorton and Carsen Burks also had 3 steals, each.

CHBC had 14 turnovers and 9 fouls. They had 5 assists to every 3.5 turnovers. They had 11 assists/steals to every 3.75 turnovers.

Monday

CHBC 64, North Clay 47

NClay 5-18-12-12--47

CHBC 17-14-17-16--64

CHBC stats: Robertson 25 (9/13-2s, 2/5-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), 12 (5/7) reb, 4 asst, 2 stl; L Wojcik 13 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 4/5 FTs), 4 (1/3) reb, 4 asst, 1 stl, 1 blk; Heckert 9 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), 5 (1/4) reb, 1 asst, 1 stl; M Bunch 6 (3 FGs), 2 (0/2) reb, 1 asst; Burks 5 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs), 3 (1/2) reb, 2 asst, 3 stl; Cherry 4 (2 FGs), 1 asst; L Morrison 2 (FG), 3 (1/2) reb, 5 asst, 3 stl; Lorton 6 (1/5) reb, 2 asst, 3 stl. Team FGs 27/60 (45%). 2s-22/38 (58%). 3-Pointers: 5/22 (23%)(Robertson 2, Heckert, Burks, Wojcik). Team FTs 5-of-7 (71%). Rebounds 35 (11/24). Assists 20. Steals 13. Blocks 1. Turnovers 14. Fouls 11.

NClay stats: Lovett 28 (4-2s, 6-3 pt FGs, 2/6 FTs), Czyzewski 6 (3 FGs), Holkenbrink 6 (3 FGs), Lewis 5 (2 FGs, 1/1 FTs), Miller 2 (FG), Allen (0/2 FTs). Team FGs 19. 3-Pointers: 6 (Lovett). Team FTs 3-of-9.

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

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