Clinton turns ball over, falls twice

Clinton High School’s varsity girls basketball team lost 60-32 against Manchester on, Tuesday Dec. 3.“Too many turnovers cost us, as we dug ourselves into an early hole,” said Clinton head coach Nito Ramos. “Yet, we were able to cut their lead to nine early in the third. We were unable to sustain any type of comeback after that. We will work to cut down on our mistakes. I believe in these girls and what they can accomplish.”Missy Dowell led Clinton’s offensive attack with eight points while adding three steals. Clinton’s Liz Barkel added six points and 11 boards while Hayley Turk chipped in six points.The Redskins traveled to Blissfield on Thursday, Dec. 5, and returned home with a 64-19 loss. Clinton was unable to mount any serious offensive threat during the game according to coach Ramos.“We didn't handle their pressure well which caused many turnovers and easy transition buckets for them,” Ramos said.Hayley Turk, Missy Dowell and Liz Barkel each scored four points to lead the Redskins offense. Ashleigh Donahey led Clinton in rebounds with five.

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