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Manchester Enterprise - Thursday, January 15, 2004
Gilbert scores 29 in 69-57 win

Clay pays back Lincoln

It appeared early as if Clay County (11-4) might lose to Lincoln County for the second time this season after falling behind 9-2. But the Lady Tigers made nearly 59% of their shots and got 29 points from Jayme Gilbert to post a 69-57 win Monday night at Bobby Keith Gym.

The Lady Patriots made four three-pointers in the first period, three by Megan Pitts, and held a narrow 14-13 lead after one quarter after Clay had rallied fora 13-11 lead. Gilbert scored 16 points in the first half as Clay took a 31-23 lead into the locker rooms.

In the third period, Clay County rallied to lead by as many as 22 points in the third period. Gilbert had seven points during the third quarter run, Monica Bowling five and Maleah Roberts four.

Lincoln, who appeared out of it. put together a rally and closed to within 57-50 with 2:57 left but Clay made 10 of 12 free throws down the stretch along with a basket by Page Jackson. Gilbert made 11 of 15 shots, including two of three three-point attempts. She also grabbed six rebounds, dished out six assists and made six steals.

Bowling, Clay's only senior, finished with nine points; Jackson and Roberts had five each; Kelly Jones and Gemma Gray scored four points apiece; Jenna Wilson and Karl Ealy each scored three; Holly Hoskins added two points and three assists. Ealy handed out five assists and Jackson had four.

Lincoln (4-11), who defeated the Lady Tigers 39-29 on December 20 in the Berea Holiday Classic, was led by Pitts with 12 points; Jennie Ralston had 11; Jamie Duncan and Jessica Ryan 10 apiece. The Lady Patriots made nine of 21 three-point attempts. Clay was five of 14 from long range. Clay shot 70% from two point range

Lady Tigers 64, Pineville 23

Clay County got back-to-back three-pointers from Kari Ealy as part of an 8-0 run to start the second period fora 17-6 lead. Page Jackson scored six straight points in a 13-0 run to begin the second half as Clay put the game out of reach.

Ealy finished four treys and 13 points after going scoreless in the opening period. Freshman Page Jackson led all scorers with 17 points as the Lady Tigers improved to 10-4.

Jayme Gilbert, Kelly Jones and Jenna Wilson (two threes) each scored six points; Maleah Roberts, Holly Hoskins and Amanda House added four apiece; Gemma Gray and Stephanie Jackson each had two. Gilbert led Clay with 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 assists.

Megan Wollum led the host Lady Mountain Lions.

Lady Tigers 54, Barbouville 31

Clay County (9-4) reeled off 11 straight points to lead 13-2 and the game was never in doubt as the Lady Tigers posted a 54-31 win over visiting Barbouville. Jayme Gilbert scored 10 of her game-high 19 points in the opening period. The sophomore also grabbed four rebounds had five steals and handed out six assists.

Jenna Wilson scored all five of her points in the first half as the Lady Tigers posted a 27-9 lead at intermission. Kari Ealy scored six second half points and finished with nine: Page Jackson added seven points: Kelly Jones, Amanda House, and Gemma Gray each scored four and Monica Bowling had two. Maleah Roberts did not score but shared team honors with four rebounds.

Kaitlyn Doan led the visiting Lady Tigers (2-6) with 10 points; Heather Ball and Monica Mills added eight apiece. Mills also grabbed 16 rebounds.

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