Syd in the News-Journal

The Clinton-Massie Lady Falcons continue to win in the SCOL.  On Saturday (01/28) they had a good game against London and remain undefeated in league play.  The Wilmington News-Journal ran a nice article that featured some good quotes about Sunday . . . and cool picture, too.

Here’s what the paper ran.  Do appreciate how the News-Journal tries to highlight our area athletes.

Dominating play from the opening tip, the Clinton-Massie Lady Falcons defeated London, 53-36, Saturday in a South Central Ohio League game at the CMHS gym.

With the win, the 14th-ranked Lady Falcons remain unbeaten in SCOL play at 8-0 while improving to 15-1 overall.

Clinton-Massie scored 17 of the first 20 points in the game and led 29-11 at halftime.

Sydney Brackemyre was a scoring machine for the Lady Falcons, accounting for 19 of Massie’s first 22 points — including 15 of CM’s 18 points in the second quarter. She easily won the praise of Red Raiders’ coach Ben Ackley.

“She is such a dominant player and is virtually unstoppable,” said Ackley. “Not only does she score from all over the floor, but she hits the boards really well. By halftime I think she had seven offensive rebounds. To me, she’s a Division I prospect.

Reportedly, representatives from Michigan State were in attendance to witness Brackemyre’s play Saturday.

“When we execute like we did in the first half and play defense like that, we’re hard to beat,” said Clinton-Massie head coach Allen Wilkinson, who recently picked up his 200th career win. His career win total now stands at 205.

While Brackemyre saw limited playing time in the second half, several other players picked up the scoring pace for Massie. The Lady Falcons led 45-19 after three quarters before being outscored 17-8 in the final frame.

“Yes, we played much better overall in the second half,” said Ackley. “Massie just presents match-up problems for us because of their size. ‘Wilk’ does a great job with his kids and they’re showing great improvement.”

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