Lady Clippers close out regular season

Posted 2/17/22

The Amboy Lady Clippers closed out the regular season with two wins in three games on the hardwood.

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Lady Clippers close out regular season

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AMBOY — The Amboy Lady Clippers closed out the regular season with two wins in three games on the hardwood.

Amboy hosted Milledgeville on Feb. 7 and cruised to a 55-23 victory.

Olivia Dinges dropped in 15 points and added four assists, four blocked shots and three steals to lead the attack. Courtney Ortgiesen got her first varsity double-double when she fired in 12 points and hauled down 10 rebounds. She also provided four blocks. Elly Jones was the third AHS player in double figures with 11 points, while she dished out five assists and swiped three steals. Also, Haidyn Zimmerly collected eight points and four caroms, Maeve Larson chipped in with five points, Olivia Miller had two points and four rebounds, and Lexi Ketchum tallied two points.

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Amboy hosted Ashton-Franklin Center for Senior Night and Pink Night, and came away with a 57-28 win on Feb. 8. AHS’s three seniors – Dinges, Zimmerly and Miller – were honored before the game.

Miller had a season-high eight points to highlight the night. Zimmerly handled three rebounds, while Dinges posted her 13th double-double of the season with 16 points and 14 rebounds. She also led with eight assists. Ortgiesen made six of 10 shots and finished with 14 points and she collected six rebounds. Also contributing to the victory were Larson (11 points, eight rebounds), Jones (four points, seven steals, three assists), Tyrah Vaaessen (two points) and Emily Sachs (two points).

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The Lady Clippers concluded the regular season with Eastland and the conference title on the line, and the Cougars came away with a 49-27 victory on Feb. 10. Eastland played its usual physical man-to-man defense and Amboy could not run its offense effectively in absorbing its worst loss of the season.

Amboy tried to mount a comeback, but injuries to Dinges and Jones early in the fourth quarter ended their dream of a conference championship.

Jones led with nine points and she added three steals, while Dinges had seven points and five rebounds. Also, Larson and Ortgiesen had four points apiece and snared four and five rebounds, respectively, Ortgiesen provided five steals, Miller added two points and Addison Pertell dropped in a free throw.