Lynchburg-Clay senior Logan Binkley is pictured in a game this season for the Lady Mustangs. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
Lynchburg-Clay senior Logan Binkley is pictured in a game this season for the Lady Mustangs. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
Lynchburg-Clay senior Logan Binkley had a career-high in scoring on Thursday night in LC’s 70-64 win over the host West Union Lady Dragons, and did so in dominating fashion.

Binkley battled for 29 points in the win, and 27 of those points came in the final three frames. Binkley finished the game with nine two-point baskets, while also finishing 12-of-15 from the free-throw line.

In the game, Binkley scored two points in the first quarter and followed that with a 13-point second quarter, five points in the third and nine points in the fourth quarter. Binkley also made her first nine free-throw attempts in the game.



“Logan Binkley had a career night for us,” Lynchburg-Clay head coach Whitney Lewis said. “She was a beast underneath.”

As for the rest of the Lynchburg-Clay scoring, they opened the game with an 11-10 lead when the first quarter came to a close. Next, they outscored the Lady Dragons, 20-17 in the second frame for a halftime lead of 31-27.

In the 11-point first frame for LCHS, they had two points from Binkley, but the Lady Mustangs also had five points by Zoe Fittro (including a 3-pointer) and four points from Sierra Benney.

The 20-point second frame saw Fittro score three points with a 3-point basket, while Kaylee Lunsford added four points with two baskets and Binkley had the aforementioned 13 points in the quarter.

Lynchburg-Clay (4-5, 11-7) won the third frame at 21-19, and in the fourth quarter both teams scored 18 points.

LCHS added 21 points to their total in the third with Fittro having another five-point quarter (including another 3-pointer), plus seven points by Serena Smith (with one 3-pointer), four points by Lunsford and five points by Binkley.

The Lady Mustangs scored 18 points in the fourth frame with three points by Fittro, four points from Smith, two points by Benney and nine points from Binkley.

The game saw the Lady Mustangs tally 22 two-point baskets, four 3-pointers and they were 14-of-21 from the free-throw line.

West Union was led by Alexa Rowe with 18 points (two 3-pointers), Kaitlyn Davis with 15 points (five 3-pointers) and Maddie Taylor with 13 points (one 3-pointer).

“This was a great win for us, one of those games that we grinded out,” Lewis said. “I’m very proud of our girls for keeping their composure under the press and West Union shooting lights-out from behind the arc.”

Next for the Lady Mustangs is a home SHAC game on Monday, Jan. 27 vs. the Eastern Lady Warriors, who are currently undefeated at 18-0 overall this season.