Clover jumped out to a 5-0 lead Tuesday before South Pointe roared back with 15 consecutive points Tuesday as the Lady Stallions rallied past the Lady Blue Eagles, 46-25.
The Lady Eagles struggled to hit shots all game. During the first half, Clover hit just one of six from the foul line. Conversely, the Lady Stallions hit five of six from the charity stripe and opened up a five-point lead at intermission.
South Pointe came out in the second half with a new mission, to get the ball up the court as quickly as possible. The strategy caught Clover a little off-guard.
South Pointe stretched a four-point lead to a dozen in the opening minutes of the half. Eight of the Lady Stallions' first 12 points in the stanza came via the fast break, and Clover never recovered.
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Clover never got into a rhythm offensively. The Lady Eagles were outscored 17-5 in the final period for the 21-point loss.
Timisly Nelson finished with 13 points for South Pointe and led all scorers. Alisha Hope was the only other player who finished in double figures. She added 12 for the Lady Stallions.
Iesha Wade paced Clover, but struggled from the field. She made her first and last 3-point attempts, but missed eight in between and ended the game with a team-high seven points.
The win came one game after South Pointe lost a heartbreaker to Nation Ford by a single point and showed the resiliency of Brett Childers' young squad.
"We have been learning how to handle different situations this season," Childers said. "Tonight we really responded well to get the last loss out of our system.
"Our kids did a great job responding to the tempo and we are happy to come out of here with a nice win."