VERMILION — After a nearly even first half, the Vermilion Lady Sailors dominated the Clearview Clippers in the second half and cruised to a 53-31 victory in non-conference action on Monday night.
The Clippers played their best in the second quarter, where they outscored the Sailors 12-9. The Clippers entered the quarter trailing 13-8, but rallied with three pointers by Olivia Romes and Madison Pennington and a three-point play from Ariana Vazquez. The Clippers briefly took a 20-17 lead on Pennington’s triple, but Vermilion closed the quarter on a 5-0 run to regain the lead. Clara Smith went coast-to-coast in the final ten seconds to send the Sailors to the locker room with a 22-20 lead.
The second half was all Vermilion. From the point Clearview gained a 20-17 lead late in the first half, Vermilion closed the game on a 36-11 run. The Clippers had only two field goals in the second half as they struggled at the offensive end.
Freshman Madison Pennington led the Clippers with 8 points tonight. Ariana Vazquez and Olivia Romes added 7 each. Vermilion had 3 players in double figures — Maddie Colahan dominated the interior and led all scorers with 16 points, while Marianna Plas and Clara Smith each had 13 points.
Clearview falls to 4-5 overall, while Vermilion improves to 4-9. Clearview will be back home Wednesday evening to face the Brooklyn Hurricanes in a PAC Stripes Division matchup.
In the Junior Varsity contest, the Clippers trailed big early, and their rally came up short, falling to Vermilion 34-22.
Vermilion 53, Clearview 31
Clearview 8 12 5 6 31
Vermilion 13 9 19 12 53
CLEARVIEW (31): Fabi Rosalez-Sadler 0-0-0, Arriana Noble 1-1-3, Mya English 0-0-0, Sam Jancsura 1-0-2, McKenna Ward 0-2-2, Olivia Romes 2-1-7, Ariana Vazquez 2-3-7, Madilyn Love 1-0-2, LeAnna Rogers 0-0-0, Madison Pennington 2-3-8. TOTALS: 9-10-31.
VERMILION (53): Corah Peterson 0-0-0, Audrey Peterson 0-0-0, Marianna Plas 5-2-13, Hallie Habermehl 2-1-5, Clara Smith 6-0-13, Grace Keller 0-0-0, Erin Connor 0-0-0, Morgan Potts 0-0-0, Maddie Corrigan 2-0-4, Claudia Wilson 0-0-0, McKinley Shreve 1-0-2, Maddie Colahan 7-2-16. TOTALS: 23-5-53.
Turnovers: Vermilion 17, Clearview 16. Three Point Field Goals: Clearview 3 (Romes 2, Pennington), Vermilion 2 (Plas, Smith). Team Fouls: Clearview 16, Vermilion 14. Free Throws: Clearview 10-16, Vermilion 5-16. Fouled Out: Rogers (C). Technical Fouls: None. Bench Scoring: Clearview 4, Vermilion 4.
Junior Varsity: Vermilion 34, Clearview 22.