The North Clay seventh-grade basketball team put forth a dominating effort against the visiting Cascade Cadets on Wednesday evening.
The Knights opened an 11-point lead after just one quarter and that was the closest the Cadets would get the remainder of the contest as North Clay powered to a 67-17 victory.
Jim Mace connected on several back door cuts to the hoop and Daniel Kimball pounded the boards for the Knights. The bench was also a big contributor for North Clay as 10 different Knights scored in the victory.
After jumping to an 18-7 lead after the opening period, the Knights didn't let up in the second stanza, jumping on the Cadets with a 15-1 run for a 33-8 halftime lead.
There was more of the same in the second half with North Clay holding Cascade to just nine points while scoring 34 of its own.
Nate Newton topped the team with 12 points while Kelly Hawkins added 11 and Mark Underwood chipped in with nine. Mace had an eight-point game followed by Connor Ganly's seven and six apiece from Tanner Wilson and Kimball. Four points came from Tyler Rector with Kyle Moore and Ethan Whitson tallying two each.
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Next game: North Clay's final seventh-grade home game is Jan. 12 against South Vermillion.