CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Eels dominated the Union Bulldogs from the opening tip. They gained a five point lead with 2:10 left in the first quarter and lead the entire contest.
The Eels exhibited excellent ball control that allowed them to open up the Bulldogs defense. This allowed the Eels to take higher percentage shots and eventually allowed the Eels to pull out to a 12 point lead at the end of the first quarter.
Clay City was equally as tough on the defensive end of the floor. Their aggressive defense created Union turnovers that the Eels were able to turn into eight points in the first half.
The Bulldogs were held score less for the first four minutes of the quarter. The Eels held Union to 19 points in the first half. The half ended with Thomas Roeschlein blocking a last second attempt by Union to try and put two points on the board, the half time score was 36 to 19.
The third period began as the first half had ended. The Eels had a 44 to 19 point lead with 2:45 left in the third. Clay City kept their intensity high on both ends of the floor with their unrelenting defense not allowing Union a decent look.
They Eels would go on to win the game by a final score of 63 - 32. Grant McVay, boys varsity head coach stated, " I liked the balance and the quality possessions on offense. I'm happy with the effort."
Josey Vansickle led the way with 15 points for the Eels with Garrett Thatcher contributing 14 for Clay City. T.L. Roeschlein added 10 in the victory.
The Clay City Junior Varsity also scored a victory over the Bulldogs with a 57 - 26 margin.
Clay City will be back in action on the road on Tuesday night at Eminence beginning at 6 p.m.