CAL guard won’t be stopped in win over Clarksville

 

CAL's Karter Miller (3) puts up two of her game-high 38 points over Clarksville's Belle Vance during the Cadets 53-43 victory on Tuesday, Dec. 10. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

CLARKSVILLE – Clarksville coach Joe Huck and his team knew what was coming from CAL’s Karter Miller.

But the Indians were unable to stop her, anyway.

At one point late in the Cadets’ 53-43 win, Miller had 36 points and Clarksville as a team had 35.

“That second quarter, we were up, we were doing well and we told the girls coming in that Miller was the key to the game,” Huck said. “We had to stop her, we had to slow her down, and we didn’t do it.”

Miller finished with 38 points, five rebounds, three steals and an assist as CAL improved to 2-1 overall and in the Iowa Star Conference.

The Indians (2-3, 2-1 Iowa Star) led 11-7 after the first quarter, but that is when the Cadets’ 5-foot-5 senior guard started to take command.

It frustrated Huck because it was something he stressed to his team the previous 24 hours.

“It’s not anything we didn’t talk to them about – that is the frustrating part about it for me is that this is stuff we’re working on,” Huck said. “They knew going in they had to control her, but in the game, the first person gets on her, gets a couple of fouls; next person, gets a couple fouls. She did an excellent job of attacking the hoop and attacking when the help defense turned their heads.”

For more on this story, see the Dec. 18 issue of the Hampton Chronicle.