Indians Win, Lady Indians Fall In Regular Season Finale
The Clark County Indians held on for a thrilling win, and the Lady Indians made a strong comeback in their final regular season games at home in Kahoka last Tuesday night, February 22.
Clark County’s Lady Indians fell behind the South Shelby Lady Birds early, scoring only six points in the first period, while South Shelby scored 20 points.
The Lady Birds kept the pressure on in the second period, extending the lead to 35-15 at the half.
After scoring only four points in the first half, Megan Brennan led a Lady Indians rally, and the squad scored 23 points in the third quarter to cut the South Shelby lead to 10. Early in the final period, Clark County was as close as eight points, but the Lady Birds picked up the pace again to pull away from the Lady Indians for the 75-56 win.
Megan Brennan led the Lady Indians win an unoffical 27 points. Chelsea Edmondson was also in double digits with 15. Leighanne Moulder added five points, and Katie Simpson had four. Brittany Miller had three, and Jenna Huston had two points. Jornden Plenge added one more.
The boys saw a more evenly matched contest.
Jeremy Logsdon carried the load early, scoring six of the Indians eight first quarter points, as Clark County took an 8-6 lead after one period.
South Shelby fourht back to regain the lead, but Justin Alderton made a free throw to tie the game at 16 at halftime.
A cold start in the third period hurt the Indians, and they quickly trailed 23-16but Tommy Dever broke the ice with a three-pointer midway through the quarter, and within 30 seconds the game was tied again at 23. By the end of the quarter, South Shelby held a two-point edge, 29-27.
The final eight minutes saw a back and forth duel. With 1:30 remaining, Clark County trailed 38-37. Justin Alderton hit a three pointer for an Indian lead, but South Shelby answered with a three of their own. As time ran down, the Indians missed a short jumper, but Kyle Kovar pulled down the rebound and put the ball back through the hoop with less than two seconds remaining to earn the 42-41 win.
Justin Alderton led the Indians with 12 points, and Jeremy Logsdon had 11. Tommy Dever had a pair of three pointers, and Kyle Kovar had four points. Chase Bevans had a three pointer of his own, and Ryan Whiston and Luke Ross added a bucket each.