The Amboy Lady Clippers traveled to Ohio to take on the LaMoille-Ohio Lady Lions on Dec. 17.
Like many schools, LaMoille-Ohio is struggling with numbers on its basketball team as there are only nine players on the roster. Amboy was able to come away with a 48-8 victory.
“Coach Wilson and his nine players never gave up and continued to play hard,” said AHS coach Mike McCracken. “You had to appreciate their efforts. Sports should teach you things about life. Watching both teams play hard and respect their opponent was great to watch.”
Kyleigh Donna led Amboy with 10 points, while she also grabbed four rebounds. Mallory Powers was next with nine points and seven rebounds, followed by Breanna Fisher with eight points and seven caroms. Others contributing to the win were Kelsey Stewart (five points), Noelle Jones (five points, six rebounds), Rachel Lachat (four points, six rebounds), Ashley Althaus (three points, five steals), Abi Payne (10 assists, three steals), Hope Sachs (two points) and Gabby Jones (two points).
Kylee Brown and Mari Billhorn led LaMoille-Ohio with three points apiece.
The Lady Clippers hosted Hinckley-Big Rock on Dec. 20 at the AHS gym.
Amboy got off to a slow start, but still led 15-3 after the first quarter, and then exploded to a 35-3 halftime margin. The Lady Clippers coasted to a 59-15 triumph.
Donna led all scorers with 12 points. She also handled five rebounds. Fisher and Althaus chipped in with eight points each, while Fisher collected five caroms and Althaus swiped four steals. Powers and Lachat each dropped in six points, while Powers had five rebounds and Lachat had three steals. Payne netted five points, grabbed five rebounds and led with seven assists. Also helping the Lady Clippers to the win were Stewart (four points, three assists, four steals), Sachs (four points, five rebounds), Olivia Dinges (four points) and Noelle Jones (two points.
Amboy improved to 13-1 on the season and will host the Amboy Holiday Tournament Dec. 26-29.