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Manchester Enterprise - Thursday, January 29, 2004
Paige Jackson scores 15 in 43-27 win over Whitley

"Skooly" joins 1,000 point club

Clay County (12-6) scored the games first 17 points and went on to defeat host Whitley County 43-27 Monday. The win avenged a 42-39 loss to the Lady Colonels in December in the Campbellsville Holiday Classic.

Junior Kelly Jones scored the games first two baskets and Jayme "Skooly" Gilbert followed with a free throw and a basket inside for a 7-0 lead. Kari Ealy and Paige Jackson each drilled three pointers followed by field goals by Maleah Roberts and Jackson for the 17-0 start.

Whitley's first score came with 0:28 left in the first period on a free throw by Tracy Jones then came a basket from Whitney Sulfridge to close within 17-3. Jackson scored 10 of her game high 15 points in the first half as Clay took a 26-12 lead into the locker room.

The Lady Colonels scored the first four points of the second half to get within 10. But Clay went on a 16-5 run, climaxed by a basket and free throw by Gilbert, giving the sophomore 1001 career points. Gilbert finished with eight points; six rebounds and four assists.

Gemma Gray and Kari Ealy each scored five; Maleah Roberts and Jones added four each. House added two blocked shots. Jackson and Monica Bowling each had three steals.

Kayla Haynes led Whitley (8-8) with seven points.

"Of our 18 games we played harder tonight than in any other," said Clay County Assistant Coach Dick Woods. "The girls came out and played with great intensity. (Whitley's) game plan was to stop Jayme (Gilbert) and they doubled and sometimes triple teamed her but out other kids stepped up," he said.

Clay falls to No. 3 Rockets

Clay County (11-6) fell behind 11-2 and never challenged No. 3 Rockcastle County Friday, falling 58-29 in Mount Vernon. Jayme Gilbert scored six of Clay's nine first-half points and finished with 13. Stephanie Jackson, an eighth grader, scored five points, all coming in th final 3:30.

Maleah Roberts and Amanda House each scored four points and Gemma Gray added three on a three pointer in the second period.

Tara Rowe led the Lady Rockets (17-1) with 13.

Joe Burchell
Sports Editor

Joe Burchell, Sports Editor

Congrats to Skooly

Scoring on a one handed twisting lay up between to defenders, Clay County sophomore Jayme "Skooly" Gilbert reached the 1000 point club Monday in the Lady Tigers victory at Whitley County. She has 1,001 points and is on target to become the Lady Tigers all time leading scorer.

Kim Jones (1984-89) holds the CCHS girls record with 2,004 points. Regina "Saffey" Hipsher, Gilbert's elementary coach, sends congratulations to her former player. Hipsher ('76-'79), is 10th on the all-time scoring list with 1,171 points.

Also a big congratulations from "Skooly's" parents, Jamie and Melanie Gilbert, and her sister Amanda. By the way, Amanda Gilbert, who graduated last season, is No. 7 on the scoring list with 1,291 points.

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