The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs dominated Thursday night against Whiteoak High School at Mowrystown with a final score of 81-37, snagging a 32-point lead in the second quarter and running away with the win and an undefeated record (7-0, 4-0).
The Lady Mustangs started the game with a 19-point gain to Whiteoak’s 11 points, leading by 8 points by the end of the quarter.
Chelsea Chisman and Maggie Carr scored a combined four points out of Whiteoak’s total 10-point gain in the second quarter, but Mustangs McKayla and Hannah Binkley, Lexi Waits and Peyton Scott ran away with 34 points before halftime.
By the half, the score was 53-21 with Lynchburg on top.
Whiteoak Wildcats Chisman, Morgan Thompson and Alexis Jones scored Whiteoak’s total of 6 points in the third quarter, but they struggled to block out the Binkley twins, Waits, Scott and Zoe Fittro, who scored a combined 19 points for Lynchburg.
Carr and Thompson each put up 3-point swishers for Whiteoak early in the final quarter, with Carr stacking up 7 out of the team’s 10 points. The Wildcats outscored Lynchburg by one point in the quarter, but it wasn’t enough to unravel the Mustangs’ domination throughout the game.
McKayla Binkley led scoring for Lynchburg with 27 points, and Carr led Wildcat scoring with 14 points for the game.
“I thought we came out playing a little flat,” said Lynchburg-Clay head coach Whitney Lewis. “Our intensity wasn’t there like it usually is. I thought in the second quarter, we picked it up, offensively and defensively.”
Lewis said McKayla Binkley stood out during Thursday night’s game.
“McKayla’s been having really good games,” said Lynchburg-Clay head coach Whitney Lewis. “She’s been playing really aggressive, a lot of confidence. Right now, she’s transitioning into a role she hasn’t had before. She used to be a point guard, but now she’s playing down low and muscling up with the big kids underneath — she’s filling that role out really well for us.”
The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs will hit the road Saturday afternoon to challenge Alexander High School at 1 p.m.
The Whiteoak Lady Wildcats will square off against Fayetteville-Perry on the road Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
Lynchburg-Clay — 19 34 19 9 — 81
Whiteoak — 11 10 6 10 — 37
LCHS – Fittro 2-4; Waits 2-2/2-6; Scott 8(3)-2/2-27; Hannah Binkley 4(3)-17; McKayla Binkley 8(2)-5/5-27
WHS – Jones 1-2; Carr 3(2)-2/2-14; Thompson 1(1)-2/2-7; Chrisnan 5-0/2-10; Bratton 2-4
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