Lady Clippers remain undefeated with back to back victories

Posted 3/1/21

AMBOY — The Amboy Lady Clippers remained undefeated on the season with back-to-back victories over Milledgeville to move to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

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Lady Clippers remain undefeated with back to back victories

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AMBOY — The Amboy Lady Clippers remained undefeated on the season with back-to-back victories over Milledgeville to move to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

Amboy hosted the Lady Missiles on Feb. 17 and came away with a 67-24 victory.

The AHS seniors decided because of COVID, they would move Senior Night up on the schedule to make sure they would get a Senior Night. Amboy has six seniors that have dedicated themselves to the sport of basketball. They are Eden Lindenmeyer, Brianne Blaine, Madelyn McLaughlin, Gabby Jones, Abi Payne and Mallory Powers.

The Lady Clippers jumped out to a 21-4 first-quarter lead and built it out to 39-8 at intermission.

Four players scored in double figures. Payne led the attack with 19 points, while she added five assists and four steals. Jones made all but one of her eight shots for 14 points, and she chipped in with four rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. Powers contributed 12 points and led with nine rebounds, while she dished out three assists and swiped four steals. 

Olivia Dinges dropped in 10 points and added seven caroms, three assists, three steals and three blocks. Also, Blaine had four points and three assists, McLaughlin had four points and four boards, Lindenmeyer added two points and two assists, and Elly Jones had two points.

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Amboy traveled to Milledgeville on Feb. 19 and shot down the Lady Missiles again, 83-34. AHS exploded to a 35-4 first-quarter lead and held a 54-15 halftime advantage. It was 75-27 after three.

Gabby Jones was perfect shooting the basketball, making all 11 of her shots from the field and both of her free throws to end with 24 points. She managed this in about two quarters of playing time. Jones also had three steals. Powers was a close second in scoring with 23 points on 10 of 15 shooting from the floor. She completed her line with four rebounds, six assists and three steals. 

Payne had her usual steady game with 14 points, six assists and three steals, while Dinges pumped in eight points and grabbed a season-high 12 boards. She also blocked seven shots, had three steals and three assists. 

Also contributing to the lopsided win were McLaughlin (six points, five rebounds), Lindenmeyer (four points, two assists), Blaine (six rebounds, two assists, two steals) and Lexi Ketchum (two points).