Meridian falls to Valley Mills in defensive slugfest

  • Forrest Murphy/Clifton Record/Meridian junior power forward Jaci Clifton (23) goes vertical for a layup versus Valley Mills. Clifton and the Lady Jackets fell to the Lady Eagles, 22-19.
    Forrest Murphy/Clifton Record/Meridian junior power forward Jaci Clifton (23) goes vertical for a layup versus Valley Mills. Clifton and the Lady Jackets fell to the Lady Eagles, 22-19.
The Meridian Lady Jackets gave the visiting Valley Mills Lady Eagles nearly everything they could handle during the teams’ District 12-2A game Friday night (Dec. 18), as the former withered down the latter thanks to a suffocating defensive effort that transformed a longtime one-possession game into a 17-10 lead for the home team within the first minute of the fourth quarter. Meridian’s largest…

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