Wanting to showcase their abilities on the basketball court this season, the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs wasted little time showing their potential by dominating on their home court Monday night, defeating Southern Hills Athletic Conference foe West Union, 72-14. 

The SHAC season-opening victory saw the Lady Mustangs come onto the court and outscore their conference opponent 21-6 in the first quarter and 28-4 in the second frame for a halftime lead of 49-10. LCHS won the third frame at 13-3, and in the fourth quarter they outscored the visitors 10-1 en route to the 58-point victory. 

As a team, the Lady Mustangs shot 54.4 percent from the field (30-of-55) and 9-of-20 from the 3-point line (45 percent). Other team totals saw LCHS total 32 rebounds, 23 assists, 17 steals and one block, and they committed 15 turnovers. 

The individual scoring leader for LCHS was Addison West with 22 points (six rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block). Teammate Macy Etienne finished with 20 points (three rebounds, three assists, one steal). 

Jade Massey totaled 13 points, while adding a team-best seven rebounds and a team-best six steals. 

Others scoring for LCHS in the win were Ella Barry (six points), Bryana Price (five points), Kalyn Rich (two points), Allie Waits (two points) and Noel Barnhill (two points). Price led LCHS with seven rebounds in the win. 

For West Union, their leading scorer was Olivia Lewis with seven points. 

Next for Lynchburg-Clay is an SHAC game Monday, Nov. 28 on the road at Eastern against the Lady Warriors with a JV start of 6 p.m.