The Lady Musketeers headed to the home hardwood one last time for the 2020 season. They were led by their senior leaders. After the pregame appreciation festivities, Claywell and Graves brought a toughness that the hometown fans have come to love and expect.
The first quarter play of the Musketeers allowed them to score first, and never surrender the lead. Kendral Sill started the game on fire. She hit a pair of threes, and led all scorers with a game high twenty points.
Lilly Crumpton asserted herself in the paint scoring 6 points in the opening period. She finished the game with 14, and maintained a dominating presence throughout the night.
It seemed like the ladies had the game wrapped up with a 16 point lead in the fourth, but the Warrior’s came charging back. They outscored the girls, and cut the lead to three midway through the fourth. In the last minutes of the game they got as close as two, but that is where the Musketeers drew a line that they would not allow their opponent to cross.
The ladies overcame the physical play of the Warriors by sacrificing their bodies for their team. True to her form, Graves was involved in most of the loose ball contests in the final minutes of the game. Claywell wanted the ball in her hands to be fouled. She stepped to the free throw line with 18 seconds left ,and hit a pair. Both players understand their roles, and left everything on the home floor for one last win.
The girls start a three game road stretch to end the season. They will be at Silver Creek Saturday night to face the Dragons.