Clements Girls Win Their First Championship

This information was reported Friday on the AHSAA website:

Class 2A Girls Championship

Clements 57, North Sand Mountain 50

            Freshman Daneshia Malone scored 24 points and collected 15 rebounds Friday night as Clements won its first Class 2A girls state basketball championship with a 57-50 win over North Sand Mountain.

The Colts (34-3) blocked 14 shots en route to the victory – tourney MVP Malone blocking five and Jordan Beggs swiping away six. Beggs also had eight points. Chelsea Haggermaker added 13 points and nine rebounds.

Clements, coached by Sonya Marks, made 19-of-31 free throws–all but one attempt coming in the second half. Malone was 10-of-12.

North Sand Mountain (28-7), which set the AHSAA girls state record for 3-point goals attempted this season, spent more time driving the basket but still managed to sink 5-of-13 from beyond the arc. Stella Camp made both of her attempts to finish with 12 points, four steals and 12 rebounds. Lacy Huckabee led the Lady Bison with 16 points and five assists.

The Class 2A All-Tourney Team: Daneshia Malone, Clements (MVP); Chelsea Haggermaker, Clements; Jordan Beggs, Clements; Lacy Huckabee, North Sand Mountain; Stella Camp, North Sand Mountain; Eboni Smith, R.C. Hatch.