Despite a couple of tough losses to begin the Port City Classic, Claremore girls basketball redeemed itself Saturday morning.
The Lady Zebras dominated Edison 49-21 in the seventh-place game at the Verdigris Activity Center, claiming their second win of the season while also ending their five-game losing streak. It was their first victory since defeating Miami 38-33 in the Vinita Big Dawg Shoot-Out on Dec. 10.
Claremore (2-6) reached the game after losing to Victory Christian 35-30 in Friday’s consolation semifinals.
The Lady Zebras’ defense was smothering early and often, holding Edison to two points in the first quarter and less than 10 points in each of the remaining quarters. That allowed Claremore to build a 28-point lead at 42-14 going into the fourth.
Terran Schornick was key to creating that separation, hitting five 3-pointers through the second and third quarters. Three of those came during the Lady Zebras’ 17-point second.
The senior finished with 17 points to lead all scorers, and Ella Claborn joined her in double figures with 10 points, six of which came in the first quarter.
Grace Bump was close behind Claborn with nine points.
Madison Alexander led the Lady Eagles with seven points.
Victory 35, Claremore 30: Claborn scored six points in the first quarter to help Claremore gain an 11-5 lead, but the team’s offensive efficiency dropped drastically after that.
The Lady Zebras managed only eight points combined through the second and third period, allowing the Lady Conquerors to pull ahead 28-19 going into the fourth.
A pair of 3-pointers from Kylee Ohman and Bump — in addition to four points from Claborn — in the fourth put Claremore back within striking distance, but Victory did just enough despite losing the frame 11-7 to stave off the rally.
Claborn scored nearly half of the Lady Zebras’ points, finishing with 14. Jessa Gilyard paced the Lady Conquerors with 13 points.