Hegedus Nets 15 Points as Clarion U. Women’s Basketball Tops Ohio Valley

| December 4, 2019

VIENNA, W.Va. – The Golden Eagle women’s basketball team built an early lead and made it stick for the full 40-minute span, as Clarion went on the road and defeated Ohio Valley 64-54 at the Snyder Activity Center on Tuesday.

(Photo of Karns City graduate Emily Hegedus of Clarion University. Hegedus scored 15 points in the Golden Eagles win Tuesday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

Clarion (2-6, 0-2 PSAC) will be back on the road this weekend when they face East Stroudsburg.

Ke’Airah Massiah led the way for Clarion with an efficient night from the floor, shooting 8-of-13 from the field for a game-high 17 points. Emily Hegedus added 15 points and Jada Smith recorded 12 points and nine rebounds in the victory.

The Golden Eagles were solid from the floor, shooting 25-of-50 for an even 50.0 percent mark from the field. They were also deadly from three-point range, shooting 5-of-11 from beyond the arc, though the Fighting Scots nearly matched them with a 5-of-12 mark themselves.

Clarion scored the first six points of the game, including a three-pointer from Hegedus, and the Golden Eagles started the game on a 9-3 run to take firm control of the action against the Fighting Scots. Jordan Fox cut the Golden Eagles’ lead to just three points with 1:53 left in the first quarter, but Massiah added back-to-back jumpers to make it 17-10, and Hegedus scored on a fast break J with 21 seconds left in the period to make it 19-10.

Celeste Ryman wasted no time in the second quarter in bringing the lead up to double-digits, knocking down a three-pointer just five seconds in to make it 22-10. Olivia Boocks stretched the advantage to 17 points with a trey at the 6:24 mark, and Hegedus kept it there one possession later with a bucket. Boocks nailed another three-pointer at the 35-second mark of the period, and Clarion held a 38-26 lead heading into the break. The Golden Eagles’ lead was as great as 16 points in the third quarter, though the Fighting Scots did drill it down to single digits at one point. It stayed in the double-digits for the entirety of the fourth quarter, with Smith scoring at the 9:08 mark to make it an 18-point game at one point.

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