The #4-seeded Clopton Lady Hawks came into Friday night Consolation game of the Montgomery County Tournament with something to prove.
It didn’t take them long to do just that. Clopton opened the game against #3-seed Mexico on a 13-0 run, and never looked back. “We came out in that first and couldn’t make the passes we needed to make,” said Mexico Head Coach Ed Costley.
Much of the reason Mexico couldn’t make the passes they needed was the pressure defense of the Lady Hawks as they forced turnover after MHS turnover. Clopton led 19-4 after one quarter and never looked back. It was 36-17 at the half.
Mexico did look better briefly to start the third, but never made a serious run at Clopton who hung on for a 61-30 win. Clopton improved to 3-1 on the year, while Mexico fell to 1-3.
The Lady Hawks had four players in double digits, led by Madelyn Brune’s 15, while Braya Smith and Tinleigh Spoonster both had 13.
Mexico was led by Lexie Willers’ 8 points. Claire Hudson added 5.