CLARKSON – Their match-up at the East Husker Conference Tournament last week notwithstanding, Stanton and Clarkson/Leigh tend to keep things tight when it comes to girls basketball.
The two played another close one Thursday, with Stanton edging the Patriots 31-30. That gave The Mustangs a 7-2 record all-time against their East Husker Conference rival,but they haven’t always been easy.
The Patriots beat Stanton last year, 38-33. The Mustangs also needed to erase an early deficit in a 2014 game against a Patriot squad that finished the year under .500.
Clarkson/Leigh also won their first-ever match-up with Stanton as a co-op back in 2013, 50-47.