Dragons will face tournament host Charlestown on Wednesday night
CHARLESTOWN, Ind. – Whitney Booher led the way as the Silver Creek girls basketball team pulled away in the third quarter to beat Clarksville 47-31 in the opening game of the Charlestown Holiday Tournament on Tuesday night.
Points were hard to come by in the other first-round game, and a 7-0 fourth-quarter run by host Charlestown made the difference as the Pirates posted a 37-28 win over Providence.
Clarksville will play Providence in the tournament consolation game at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed by the final between Silver Creek and Charlestown.
After trailing by four at the end of the first quarter, Clarksville (4-11) took a 17-16 lead at the break and led 20-17 after a 3-pointer by Aly Weber with 6:30 left in the third. That’s when the Dragons began to take advantage of a full-court press and utilize their size advantage inside.
“We talked about how important the third quarter was,” Silver Creek Scott Schoen said. “We had to have a big push, to get out on a run.”
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Leading the surge was the 6-foot Booher, who scored six points during an 11-0 Dragons run. With Silver Creek on top 28-20 following a Booher basket at the 2:30 mark, the Generals tried to answer. Two 3-pointers by Clarksville’s Bailey Sharp helped trim the deficit to six (33-27) going into the fourth quarter.
Clarksville did not get closer as Silver Creek opened the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run to lead 41-27 after a free throw by Booher with 5:01 left in the game.
Booher finished with 17 points to lead Silver Creek (5-10), and Lauren Polston and Haley Baxter added 12 points each for the Dragons. Clarksville was paced by Sharp’s 17 points.
Silver Creek (5-10): Polston 12, Baxter 12, Booher 17, Ramey 3, Balz 1, Wilkinson 2.
Clarksville (4-11): Weber 8, Sharp 17, Early 6, Grier 0, Eversole 0.
3-point goals: Weber 2, Sharp 2, Polston 2.