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North Clay sweeps past visiting Eels

Thursday, November 29, 2007

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North Clay's Bryce Britton powers through a foul from Clay City's Bretton Tryon for two of his team-high 14 points in North Clay's 47-11 victory over the Eels Thursday night. Britton also led the Knights with 12 rebounds.
By JASON JACOBS

Times Staff Reporter

The seventh and eighth grade North Clay boy's basketball teams jumped out to big, early leads and cruised to dominating wins over rival Clay City Thursday night.

The seventh grade Knights sped out to a 7-0 lead with 2:40 left in the first quarter, using their strong defensive effort to defeat the Eels 47-11.

The Knights were led by Bryce Britton, who registered a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds through three quarters before resting the entire fourth, both of which led the team.

The Eels finally got on the board with 1:54 left in the first quarter with a Luke Hostetler bucket to close the gap to 7-2, but it would be the closest the Eels would get.

The Knights followed Hostetler's basket with a 14-0 run and went into halftime with a 23-5 lead.

Two things going the Knights' way on this night was the ability to get points in the paint and forcing the Eels into turnovers. The Knights forced 19 Clay City turnovers, nine from steals, and scored 34 of their 47 points close to the bucket.

Helping the Knights' cause was Dallas King with eight points, Devin Clark scored five, and Craig Peters, Jordan Tracy and Larry Shaffer each pitched in four.

Five Eels made one basket apiece on the night, with Colten Harbour leading the team in scoring with three by hitting the lone three-pointer on the game.

The Knights improved to 5-5 on the season, snapping a three-game losing streak, while the Eels dropped to 0-4.

The story seemed one and the same for the eighth grade Knights.

The eight graders jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two minutes and played stifling defense on their way to a 40-15 win.

The Eels came out of the gate sloppy, turning the ball over six times and giving up seven offensive rebounds to the Knights in the first quarter alone. The Knights finished the first half with 19 rebounds and a 19-7 lead at halftime, and would put the game away early in the third quarter.

The Knights went on a 12-0 run to start the second half as the Eels seemed to be unable to play consistant for an extended period of time.

Jacob Tiefel gave the Eels a short but exciting highlight in the third, scoring five of his team-high eight points in a 16-second span, which included a steal and a fast break lay-up.

Colten Dyer, Brylan Jones, and Koby Rhodes added two points apiece, and Ben Denker knocked down a free throw to round out the scoring for the Eels.

Zach Hull led the Knights with 10 points, all on lay-ups off of back screens, while Chance Talbot added eight with seven rebounds, and Dillon Reynolds, Kodie Girton and Jacob Ninesling each scored four points.

The Knights improved their record to 8-2 while the Eels fell to 1-3.

The Knights will next play at Woodrow Wilson on Monday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. for seventh grade and 6 p.m. for eighth grade, while the Eels will stay on the road to face Cloverdale on Monday, Dec. 3, with the seventh grade beginning play at 6 p.m.

Seventh grade

At North Clay

Clay City (11)

Mann 1 0-0 2, Langley 1 0-0 2, Hostetler 1 0-0 2, Harbour 1 0-2 3, Tryon 0 0-0 0, Richardson 1 0-0 2

North Clay (47)

Clark 2 1-3 5, Baysinger 1 1-2 3, Peters 2 0-2 4, Davis 0 1-2 1, King 4 0-0 8, Tracy 2 0-0 4, Hakman 0 0-1 0, McKee 0 1-2 1, Holifield 1 0-0 2, Shaffer 2 0-0 4, Lalen 0 1-2 1, Britton 7 0-3 14

Clay City 2342--11
North Clay13101311--47

3-point field goals -- CC 1 (Harbour), NC none. Total Rebounds -- CC 19 (Harbour 8), NC 31 (Britton 12). Total Fouls -- CC 12, NC 7. Turnovers -- CC 19, NC 8.

Next Game -- NC at Woodrow Wilson, 5 p.m.; CC at Cloverdale, 6 p.m.

Eighth grade

At North Clay

Clay City (15)

Tiefel 2 3-4 8, Denker 0 1-2 1, Dyer 1 0-0 2, Smith 0 0-2 0, Jones 0 2-4 2, Rhodes 1 0-0 2, Tharp 0 0-0 0

North Clay (40)

Bowman 0 1-2 1, Reynolds 1 2-2 4, K. Girton 2 0-0 4, Hyatt 1 0-0 2, Hull 5 0-1 10, Stearley 1 0-1 2, Ninesling 2 0-0 4, Wheeler 1 1-3 3, Pestoff 1 0-0 2, Talbot 2 4-6 8

Clay City2553--15
North Clay118147--40

3-point field goals -- CC 1 (Tiefel), NC none. Total Rebounds -- CC 19 (Jones 5, Tharp 5), NC 37 (Talbot 7, Pestoff 5, Wheeler 5). Total Fouls -- CC 16, NC 9. Turnovers -- CC 21, NC 10.

Next Game -- NC at Woodrow Wilson, 6 p.m.; CC at Cloverdale, 7 p.m.



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