The Otter Creek Otters were no match for a high-powered offensive explosion and hard-nosed defensive effort from North Clay's eighth-grade team.
The Knights got 17 points from Chance Talbot and 16 from Zach Hull on the way to a 47-18 victory.
Damon Hyatt added eight for the Knights, who got two points each from Dillon Reynolds, Bryant Pestoff and Kodie Girton.
The North Clay 'B' team offensive had a good night as well, ringing up a 36-23 victory.
Jacob Ninesling lead the way with 16 points for North Clay, who also got six points each from Jordan Girton and Grant Stearley.
Alex Jervis added four points and both Connor Bowman and Cole Watts added two points.
The Otters were able to post a seventh-grade win over the Knights, 50-23.
Dallas King was the only Knight to reach double-figures, tallying 10 in the loss. Phillip Lalen added four, Larry Shaeffer scored three and Craig Peters, Skyler Holifield and Bryce Britton all had two points.
Austin Lewis led the Otters with 22 points.
Otter Creek won a 28-13 decision in the 'B' game despite seven points from Dakota Davis and six from Chad Godsey. Jordan Tracy and Holifield each had a point.
North Clay's sixth grade boys' basketball team picked up a 36-23 win over Honey Creek recently, led by a 13 point effort from Jim Mace in the paint.
The Knights got off to a slow start, scoring just 11 points in a first half that ended with the teams tied.
However, in the second half, the Knights got their offense rolling with a 25-point effort to pull away from the Bees. The third quarter proved to be the pivotal period with North Clay outscoring their opponent, 13-2 to take a double-digit advantage.
Ian Heffner added eight points for North Clay followed by six from Trevor Okulovich and four from Nate Newton. Both Ethan Whitson and Bo Stewart added two points. Kyle Moore completed the scoring with a point.
In the 'B' game, North Clay dropped a 15-14 decision despite a five-point effort from Tanner Wilson and four from Nic Yocom.
Both Jason Sampson and Colton Burgess added two points with Kelly Hawkins adding one.
Sixth grade basketball