Eels Win at Homecoming

Monday, February 24, 2003

Clay City's Josh Stoelting (center) and Matt Farmer go for a rebound on Friday night versus West Vigo while Brock Roberts (#14) looks on.

The Clay City Eels were able to outshoot the Turkey Run Warriors in the second half to come away with a 71-65 victory. The Eels had a slow start, and were behind by seven at the end of the first quarter.

In the second, the Eels stayed in it and trailed by just four points at the half with the score standing at 45-41.

In the third quarter the Eels came out determined to win, and held the Warriors to just six points in taking a three point lead going into the fourth. The Eels wrapped up the victory outscoring the Warriors by three in the final period to win by six points.

The Warriors shot a blistering 51.6 percent from the field, including 50 percent from 3-point range in the first half. But were held to a cold 16.1 percent from the field and a dismal 7.6 percent from the 3-point line in the second half.

The Eels were hot all night, shooting 48.4 percent from the field in the first half, and 50 percent in the 2nd half.

Three players scored in double figures for the Eels on Saturday. Roger Harden led the way with 21 points, off of 9-11 shooting, and grabbed 7 boards.

Matt Farmer followed up a terrific performace on Friday night with another one versus the Warriors, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Elliott Booe added 17 points and dished out four assists.

Coach McVay said the turning point of the game was when the Eels held the Warriors to four points over 19 possessions.

The Eels improved to an outstanding record of 16-4.

The junior varsity also won 41-38. Clay Jones led the way with 11 points, and Josey Vansickle had 7.

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