Booher's big night lifts Silver Creek over Clarksville, into tournament championship game

Booher's big night lifts Silver Creek over Clarksville, into tournament championship game

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Booher's big night lifts Silver Creek over Clarksville, into tournament championship game

Dragons will face tournament host Charlestown on Wednesday night

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Dragons will face tournament host Charlestown on Wednesday night

Clarksville Generals' Destiny Givings blocks Silver Creek Dragons' Whitney Booher's path to the basket in the 40th annual Charlestown Gir'ls Basketball Holiday Tourney. 22 December 2015

Clarksville Generals’ Destiny Givings blocks Silver Creek Dragons’ Whitney Booher’s path to the basket in the 40th annual Charlestown Gir’ls Basketball Holiday Tourney.
22 December 2015

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 13 4 16 14 47
Clarksville 9 7 11 4 31

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.

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