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North Clay tips off season with sixth grade win over Trojans

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ian Heffner prepares to drive past a West Vigo defender on Tuesday. Heffner had two points and also pulled down six rebounds in the 45-12 victory.
Basketball got an early start on Tuesday evening as North Clay’s sixth grade boys’ team jumped on visiting West Vigo for a pair of victories.

The Knights’ ‘A’ squad got rolling early with some pressure defense and pitched a shutout in the first quarter of a 45-12 win over the Trojans.

The ‘B’ team took the defensive pressure up a notch on their opposition by shutting out West Vigo in both the second and fourth quarters of a 41-5 win.

In the opening ‘A’ game, North Clay’s front court of Ethan Whitson and Jim Mace set the tone with all eight of the Knights’ points.

The duo hauled down six rebounds in the first quarter alone and Mace had six points to put North Clay ahead to stay.

Daniel Kimball checked in and dropped in two buckets in the second period and blocked two shots as well. Nate Newton scored a pair of baskets while running the offense from the point guard spot and grabbed two rebounds too. The post continued its success with two more hoops from Mace, who had 10 points in the first half and a team-high 12 in the game.

Leading 20-2 at the halfway mark, the Knights continued to pour on the pressure in the second half.

Substituting liberally, five different players scored for North Clay in the third quarter led by six points from Trevor Okulovich. Ian Heffner added four rebounds in the period with four points as the Knights extended their advantage to 35-7.

The Knights cruised to the 33 point win in by outscoring the Trojans 10-5 in the fourth quarter.

Whitson had six points and six boards while Kimball added six points and four rebounds in limited time. Heffner had six rebounds and Newton contributed six rebounds as well. Okulovich hauled in four rebounds in the fourth period alone and Nic Yocom had four rebounds with Kyle Moore adding two rebounds and a basket. Mark Underwood hit one of two free throws in the win.

In the ‘B’ contest, the Knights got more strong play in the paint from Kimball who had six of his 10 rebounds in the first period to go with eight points. Bo Stewart added five rebounds in the first period with a basket and Colton Burgess added three rebounds.

The Knights cruised out to a 16-2 halftime lead on some tough defense from their backcourt.

Jason Sampson kept active in the passing lanes with two early steals with one leading to a hoop. He finished with four points and three rebounds. Kelly Hawkins added nine points for North Clay and Tyler Rector finished the game strong with five late points. Trevor Hetrick added three points and Austin Butts added six. Connor Ringo had a basket and Michael Fureigh added two points and four rebounds.

The Knights (1-0 overall) will travel to Chauncey Rose on Oct. 29.

At North Clay

Sixth grade basketball

‘A’ Game

West Vigo0255-12
North Clay8121510-45

‘B’ Game

West Vigo2030-5
North Clay791411-41

Next game: North Clay’s sixth grade travels to Chauncey Rose on Monday for a 5 p.m. start.

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Thank you for taking the time to cover the 6th grade game. It will mean alot to the boys and the parents to know that they are as news worthy as the high school sports.

The article was wonderful.

-- Posted by mrssanders on Wed, Oct 24, 2007, at 9:25 PM

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