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North Clay and Clay City earn junior high victories

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Justin White (#31) had seven points in the Knights win Monday.

North Clay's eighth grade basketball team remained unbeaten this season by cruising to a 46-16 victory over Otter Creek on Monday evening.

The Knights got off to a slow start but picked up speed throughout.

After leading just 8-4 through the first period, the Knights geared up in the middle two quarters, increasing their lead to 34-13 leading up to the final quarter.

Clay DeWeese and Jonathon Bradshaw paced the team with 14 and 12 points respectively and Justin White chipped in with seven in the victory. Drake Stevenson added another six in the victory for the Knights who improved to 6-0 overall.

In the 'B' contest, the Knights were also winners, getting a game-high 14 points from Scott Wheeler to clip the Otters 33-29.

The Knights had a tentative 15-14 lead at halftime but Otter Creek outscored their visitors 11-6 in the third quarter to take the lead heading into the fourth quarter.

North Clay would rally though, getting 3-pointers from Trent Sims and Caleb Mason to pull out the victory.

Sims had seven for the Knights with Mason adding five and Jordan Van Allen chipping in with four.

Up next for the Knights is a big game against unbeaten Clay City at home on Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

In sixth grade action, the North Clay 'A' squad won a 40-32 decision over Otter Creek as Chance Talbot scored 17 points in the win.

In the 'B' game, Otter Creek edged out the Knights 24-19 despite 10 from Kodie Girton.

Clay City Junior High

The Clay City seventh and eighth grade teams picked up a pair of victories over visiting Sullivan on Monday evening.

The eighth grade squad jumped out to a commanding first quarter lead, 18-5, and never looked back in winning 52-22 over the Arrows.

The Eels got 18 points from Bill Newton and D.J. Newton contributed another nine, all on 3-point fieldgoals, and Jacob Payne chipped in with eight in the victory that improved the record to 5-0 this season.

In the seventh grade game, the Knights picked up a 28-20 victory that bumped their record to 4-1 this season. No individual stats were available at presstime.

Next up for the Eels is a road trip to county rival North Clay on Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m.

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