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Creek Girls open with 62-47 win

Freshman Karsyn Stratton leads all with 16 points
(Right) Clear Creek Amana freshman Karsyn Stratton arcs a shot over a Lady Spartan in the Clipper girls’ season opener Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Solon. Stratton scored 16 of CCA’s 62 points. (photo by Doug Lindner)

North Liberty Leader
SOLON– A freshman led the way to victory Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Solon as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers sailed past the Solon Lady Spartans, 62-47, to open the 2016-17 varsity basketball season. Karsyn Stratton, a freshman, set the pace for the Creek Girls with a game-high 16 points. Be DeShaw, a senior, put in 14 points for the Clippers with four buckets coming from three-point range.
CCA led throughout the game with an 11-9 advantage at the end of the first period and a 26-18-halftime advantage. The Creek Girls poured in 17 points in the third to extend the lead to 43-28 and added 19 more in the fourth to seal the win.
The Clippers are in action again Friday, Dec. 2, at home as West Delaware visits with a 7:30 p.m. varsity tip-off.
SCORING: K. Stratton 16, B. DeShaw 14, E. Navara 8, A. Kinnaird 7, L. Helle 6, C. Navara 5, M. Harvey 4, J. Neely 2.
3-POINT GOALS: DeShaw 4, Kinnaird 2, C. Navara 1.
FREE THROWS: Stratton 6, Neely 2, C. Navara 2, E. Navara 2, Helle 2, Kinnaird 1.