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Clearwater Finishes Strong


The Cougars started slow and allowed Piedmont to go back and forth with them throughout the first half. Baskets were exchanged and each team took turns maintaining the lead throughout the first half. At halftime, Clearwater led 40-39. Piedmont came out second half and hit several big threes allowing Piedmont to gain an 8 point lead, but the Cougars were not about to go down without a fight. The Cougars stepped up their defense, and finished with a solid 84-63 win.

Richelle Bucklin led the team with a double double, 18 points, and 12 rebounds. Tina Bechtal did her part to control the boards with 14 rebounds. Katie Mullens and Lauren Leabhart each added 16 points, and Amanda Ison had 14 points.