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Clay City falls in basketball opener

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Times Staff Report

BLOOMINGTON -- Opening the season against Class 4A giant, Bloomington North, on Monday night, the Clay City Eels struggled against the size and pressure that the Cougars presented and fell 67-22.

Bloomington North also had a wealth of depth, which made the second half even more of a mismatch with the Eels. The Cougars outscored Clay City 26-4 in the third quarter and was able to force 32 turnovers in the game. The Cougars also were able to hold the Eels to just four-of-33 shooting from the field and an 0-for-12 performance from beyond the arc.

One bright spot for the Eels was a 14-of-19 shooting percentage from the free throw line. With a young roster that includes just one senior in the starting lineup and a roster with eight sophomores and two freshmen, the Eels had an uphill battle against an experienced team that also brought in some tough freshmen to the mix.

Clay City trailed just 9-6 with two minutes remaining in the first quarter, but the Cougars turned up the defensive pressure and strung together a 17-2 run into the second quarter as Clay City turned the ball over 10 times in the period and trailed 32-14 at the halfway point.

Brielle Drelick led the Eels in scoring with 11 points on nine-of-10 shooting from the free throw line and Carmela Roeschlein added nine points. Kelly McCullough topped the squad with six rebounds while Drelick added five.

The Eels return to Clay City for their home opener on Friday night in a varsity only game against Eminence at 6:30 p.m.

At Bloomington North

Clay City (22)

A.Miller 0-5 0-2 0, McCullough 0-3 0-0 0, Roeschlein 2-9 5-7 9, Drelick 1-7 9-10 11, Reed 1-3 0-0 2, S.Miller 0-3 0-0 0, Booe 0-2 0-0 0, Gossage 0-1 0-0 0, Dayhuff 0-0 0-0 0, Milner 0-0 0-0 0, Riggs 0-0 0-0 0, Decker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 4-33 14-19 22.

Bloomington North (67)

Hoy 5-9 1-2 12, Lukemeyer 2-5 7-8 11, Kinzer 1-4 1-2 12, Hirt 5-12 0-0 14, Winningham 7-9 3-6 17, DeMoss 2-6 2-2 6, Luce 1-4 2-4 4, Hays 0-0 0-0 0, Knowles 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 23-50 16-24 67.

Clay City6844-22
Bl. North1517269-67

3-point fieldgoals -- CC 0-12 (A.Miller 0-3, Roeschlein 0-6, Drelick 0-2, S.Miller 0-1), BN 5-12 (Hoy 1-3, Kinzer 0-1, Hirt 4-7, DeMoss 0-1). Total Rebounds -- CC 19 (McCullough 6, Drelick 5, Roeschlein 3), BN 39 (Lukemeyer 9, Winningham 8, Hoy 7). Total Fouls -- CC 17, BN 15. Turnovers -- CC 32, BN 20.