CLARKSBURG — The Notre Dame Battling Irish scored the closing 7 details of the to start with quarter and went on a 14- run in the 2nd quarter to split away from the Clay-Battelle Cee Bees, 49-23.
However ND coach Bob Martino was not absolutely delighted with his team’s play in its standard period finale.
“Defensively, I did not consider we performed very perfectly,” coach Martino claimed. “I thought we were being a minimal far more patient on offense that we commonly are. We’ve settled for the 3-pointer way too considerably. I thought we could have bought the ball to the gap just about every single time if we’d run our offense.”
Bailee Yokum led a well balanced assault with 13 details for ND (13-8).
Emilee Henderson included 11 details and Taylor Martino finished with 11 details and 7 rebounds.
Emma McKeen scored 9 details.
“Here’s the crucial,” coach Martino claimed, pointing at the range of scoring. “That’s what we did at the beginning of the 12 months when we were being 7-and-. We cannot have Taylor be the only particular person scoring.”
Autumn Stewart led Clay-Battelle (10-11) with 9 details.
Clay-Battelle’s only guide arrived at 3-2 on a Joleigh Sollars 3, but a Henderson layup put the Irish in advance for very good.
Henderson scored the closing 7 details of the to start with quarter to make it a 13-5 sport.
The Cee Bees started the 2nd quarter with 3s from Alivia Ammons and Sollars, but Yokum answered with a 3 to move the ND guide again to six details, 16-10, with 5:59 to go in the 50 percent.
After a Stewart layup for C-B, the Irish built a significant guide on layups by McKeen, Yokum, Morgan Turner and Yokum, no cost throws by McKeen and Martino and a Martino 3 it was a 30-13 sport with 1:02 still left in the 50 percent and a 30-15 scoreline at the split.
Martino, McKeen and Yokum just about every scored baskets to open the 3rd quarter.
Notre Dame led 40-19 heading to the fourth as McKeen’s layup started an 11- run that authorized coach Martino to use his substitutes liberally late.
Notre Dame, the No. 2 seed, will host No. 7 South Harrison and No. 5 Clay-Battelle will head to No. 4 Tygarts Valley in the sectional quarterfinals on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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