The Clark County Lady Indians captured third place in the 77th Annual Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament in Palmyra last week.
Clark County vs. Mark Twain
The Lady Indians came into the tournament as the second seed, and faced Mark Twain on Tuesday night.
Five Lady Indians lit up the scoreboard in the first quarter, outscoring Mark Twain 16-11 in the first quarter, led by eight points by Alexis Ellison.
Clark County’s defense allowed only five second-quarter points, and they kept the offensive pressure on, rolling to a 37-16 halftime led.
Clark County continued to pull away throughout the second half, as the Lady Indians posted a strong 64-34 win.
Ellison led Clark County with 17 points, all but two of which were in the first half. Jade Ross added 10. Darian Harper finished with eight points, and Isi Acklie and Brooklyn Howe had six each. Madison Kauth, Kiara Brunk, Bre Chamley and Madison Bergman each added four, and Elly Hamner netted one point.
Clark County vs. Monroe City
Next up for Clark County were the Lady Panthers of Monroe City.
Monroe City took a first quarter lead, 12-9, but Clark County battled back to lead at the half, 23-21.
The Lady Indians extended their lead to 38-34 in the third quarter, but a 21-point finish from the Lady Panther proved too much, topping Clark County 55-48.
Monroe City sank 18 of 24 at the free throw line, including 11 of 12 in the fourth quarter.
Alexis Ellison led Clark County with 16 points, followed by Jade Ross with 15. Brooklyn Howe added nine, and Madison Kauth and Isi Acklie had three points each. Kiara Brunk score
Clark County vs. Canton
The Canton Lady Tigers were Clark County’s opponent in the tournament third-place game, played Saturday morning. Clark County built an early lead, but quickly saw it disappear as Canton scored 21 points in the opening quarter. After one period, Canton led 21-18.
The Lady Indians recovered and took a 35-30 halftime lead.
Clark County extended their lead to 51-36 in the third, and went on to win 65-50.
Jade Ross led Clark County with 23 points, included four three-pointers. Alexis Ellison had 15, and Brooklyn Howe added 12 points. Isi Acklie and Madison Kauth scored six each. Darian Harper scored two, and Kiara Brunk added one point.