North Clay's boys basketball team's got rolling in the New Year as the seventh and eighth grade squads earned road wins over Cascade on Wednesday evening.
The eighth grade squad improved to 10-1 this season with an impressive 60-23 win over the Cadets.
North Clay established themselves early with a 12 point opening quarter to take a nine point advantage. In the second period, North Clay continued to roll as Jonathon Bradshaw put the finishing touches on a six point first half along with Justin White and Drake Stevenson.
The trio helped lead the Knights to a 20 point lead at the break.
The real damage was done in the third quarter however as North Clay got 11 points in the period from Clay DeWeese, part of his 14 point night, and another eight from Bradshaw. The Knights ran away with the game, outscoring Cascade 24-7 in the quarter to seal the deal.
Bradshaw also scored 14 for the Knights and Stevenson contributed nine with White adding eight. Derek Duncan knocked down a pair of 3-pointers for six points with Kyle Hughes adding four and Caleb Andrews three points.
In the 'B' game, North Clay took control in the middle periods on the way to a 38-16 victory.
Hughes had 11 points in the game and Scotty Wheeler posted 16 points in the win. Caleb Mason came through with seven, Trent Sims had four in the win.
In seventh grade action, the Knights got strong second and fourth quarters on the way to a 54-40 victory.
Shiloh Holifield hit a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter on the way to 12 points and Trent Lancaster scored seven of his 11 points in the first half with Zac Niehaus contributing six points before the break.
The Knights finished strong, outscoring Cascade 17-10 to close out their seventh win of the year to improve to 7-3 overall.
Sean Hauser and Niehaus each had eight points and Jacob Musgrave chipped in with seven in the contest with Jordan Van Horn adding five and Caleb Mershon contributed three.
The 'B' squad ran away to an 18-3 lead at halftime on the way to a 41-11 victory.
Jordan King scored all 12 of her points in the first half and Blake Price had seven in the game. Dalton Rohr had six and Tyler Trout added five for the Knights. Both Nathan Smith and Brad Smith had four.
The sixth grade Knights came out on the short end of a 43-38 decision against Edgewood.
Edgewood took a 14-12 lead after one quarter despite six points from Dillon Reynolds. Chance Talbot got rolling in the second quarter, scoring eight of his game-high 21 points. However, his points were the only scoring the team got in the period. The Mustangs tallied 16 in the third quarter to pull out to a 37-32 lead and the Knights couldn't close the rest of the way.
Also for the Knights, Bryant Pestoff scored six points.
The 'B' team had a little more success, coming back from a 20-18 deficit heading into the fourth quarter to tie the game and sent it to overtime.
In the extra session, Jacob Ninesling scored six of his 12 points to pace North Clay to a 34-32 victory.
Brockton Wells also has 12 points in the win with five other players adding two points apiece.
The eighth grade team will travel to South Vermillion on Monday at 6 p.m. with the seventh grade hosting the Wildcats at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, the sixth grade boys will play host to Clay City beginning at 6 p.m.