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Eels place third in Greene County Invitational

Monday, January 12, 2004

Clay City senior Clay Jones (#14) scored 11 points in the Eels' loss to White River Valley on Friday night.

The Clay City Eels rebounded from a 77-52 Greene County Tournament semifinal loss to White River Valley on Friday night by defeating Vincennes Rivet for the second time this season, 64-55 to place third in the tournament.

In semifinal action, Wolverine senior A.J. Graves rang up 26 points and added eight steals as WRV avenged last year's Green County Tournament semifinal loss to the Eels.

Clay City was led in scoring by Roger Harden who scored 13 points while Jared Defore chipped in 10 points but WRV also got a 15 points and 11 rebound effort from Mike Powell in the victory.

The top-ranked 10-1 Wolverines advanced to the title game against Eastern Greene, a 42-36 winner over Vincennes Rivet in the other seminfinal.

In the title game the Wolverines outclassed the Thunderbirds 61-29 to take the tournament trophy.

Graves had 19 points while Jordan Schantz added 16 in the championship game.

In the other consolation games, Shakamak overwhelmed North Central by a 74-45 count as Josh Netherlain scored 16 points and Jared Rehmel hit a trio of 3-pointers on the way to 11 points. Brent Essex scored 14 in the victory for the 9-5 Lakers.

The Thunderbirds, who were without their leading scorer Jordan Spencer, were paced by Kyle Arnold who had 15 points. North Central also hit seven 3-pointers in the game.

The Eels (6-4 overall) will host South Putnam (2-6 overall) on Tuesday evening with junior varsity action tipping off at 6 p.m.

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