The North Clay eighth grade basketball team improved to 9-1 overall this season with a 58-32 victory over Sullivan on Wednesday evening.
The Knights placed 14 different players in the scoring column as they opened the game with a 21 point first quarter to take a double-digit advantage.
Jonathan Bradshaw tallied 10 of his 12 points in the firs period to get the Knights off and running while Drake Stevenson added another six as the team took a 21-9 lead through one quarter.
North Clay continued to pour on the pressure in the second period with Caleb Mason and Stevenson adding four points apiece and the team held a 34-16 lead at the break.
In the second half the team spread out the playing time to get some of their subs involved in the game. Their was little dropoff in production as Caleb Andrews, Stevenson, Bradshaw, Jordan Van Horn and Derek Duncan all scored. The final quarter saw Scott Wheeler, Kyle Hughes, Andrews, Jordan Allen and Cam Sanders all scored in the final quarter.
For the game, Stevenson and Bradshaw each scored 12 points with Clay DeWeese tallying six and Andrews adding five.
In the seventh grade game, the Knights got out to an early 14-3 lead through one quarter and held Sullivan scoreless in the second, to put the game away quickly in winning 53-28.
Sean Hauser had 11 points in three quarters of action and Trent Lancaster contributed nine in one half of play. Nathan Smith knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the third period for his scoring and Jordan King contributed six points with Shiloh Holifield, Zac Niehaus and Brad Smith adding four.
The seventh grade is now 6-3 overall and will take on Cascade on January 4.