Trojets thumped by Indians; Massman scores 12 in loss

BLAIRSBURG – Clarksville receiving double-digit scoring from three players and was never threatened in a 57-31 Iowa Star Conference girls’ basketball victory over Northeast Hamilton here Friday night.

Tayler Maiers dropped in 16 points, Emily Mennenga poured in 13 and Brittney Litterer deposited 11 to propel the Indians (1-1, 1-0 ISC) to the 26-point win.

Clarksville scored numerous buckets in transition and took advantage of the Trojets’ zone defense.

“Basketball savviness, we just don’t have it right now,” NEH head coach Adam Vorrie said. “We’re still very much trying to get down the basics and fundamentals.”

One bright spot for the Trojets (0-3, 0-2 ISC) was the play of senior guard Kaylee Massman, who dialed up three 3-pointers and led her team with 12 points.

“We got Kaylee out of the point guard position and got her to a spot where she can help us offensively,” Vorrie said. “She shot the ball well.”

Lillian Chamness added seven points and Andi Anderson had five in the loss.

Neither team took advantage of their numerous free throw opportunities. Clarksville was just 10 of 21 at the stripe, while NEH connected on only 8 of 26.

The two teams combined to draw 43 fouls.

NEH will make the long trek to Janesville on Tuesday to take on the fifth-ranked (Class 1A)?Wildcats. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.