The North Clay Knights fell behind visiting Woodrow Wilson by double-digits on Monday night before rallying in the second half.
Unfortunately the first half deficit was too much to overcome in a 47-35 Warriors' victory.
Woodrow Wilson racked up a 26-13 lead at the halfway point before Nate Newton came to life for the Knights with 11 of his 13 points in the third period. Newton hit six straight free throws in the quarter as North Clay narrowed the gap to 38-26.
Mark Underwood added all five of his points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to complete a comeback.
Jim Mace scored all seven of his points in the first half with Daniel Kimball scoring five for the Knights. Ian Heffner tallied four and Tanner Wilson scored one.
Jacob Johnson led Woodrow Wilson with 23 points.
In the 'B' game, North Clay led early before falling behind 17-14 at halftime. Woodrow Wilson went on to score a 30-26 victory.
Kelly Hawkins scored seven points for North Clay with Jeremy Maffioli, Kyle Moore and Jason Sampson each scoring four. Connor Ringo added two along with Austin Butts and Trevor Hetrick. Zach Moore added one point.
Jordan Moothery had 16 for the victorious Warriors.
The Knights return to action at home on Monday to face Otter Creek at 6 p.m.
The North Clay eighth-grade team fell 46-25 in the 'A' game against the Warriors as Steven Davis and Jamar Dashillass each scored in double figures for Woodrow Wilson. Phillip Lalen had 12 to lead North Clay. In the 'B' game, North Clay fell 32-12.