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Patriots too much for Eels

Friday, December 17, 2010

By MATT MCKINNEY

Times Staff Reporter

CLAY CITY -- The Eels' boys' Basketball team welcomed the Vincennes Rivet Patriots Friday night for its fifth game of the season, won with defense and three-point shooting. However, Vincennes Rivet defeated the Eels, 52-31.

From the opening tip-off of the game, it was clear that a victory would not come easy to the Eels. The Patriots opened the first quarter on a 10-3 run before Clay City could react. The Eels were able to rebound by finishing with eight points in the first quarter. However, Vincennes Rivet had done its damage. The first quarter ended with the Eels down, 17-8.

Clay City tried to make up the deficit by doing something they do well, shooting threes. They attempted 10 three-pointers in the first half alone, but made just three as the Eels went into halftime down, 28-19.

"We really haven't shot well from outside all year long," Clay City head coach Vance Edmondson said. "I don't know why, I mean we have good shooters. We're just not making shots. Hopefully we can correct that."

After averaging 9.5 points in each of the first two quarters, Clay City shot 3-of-9 and scored just six points in the third. However, Vincennes Rivet did not have such poor offensive luck, putting 19 points up on the Eels in the third period, increasing its lead to 47-25.

In the fourth quarter with the game out of hand, both teams played excellent defense to close out the contest. Sophomore Colten Harbour came off the bench to connect on a three-pointer. Harbour would finish with that total.

With leading scorer Tyler Bridgewater out due to injury, junior Mark Grubbs scored seven points Friday night. Senior Justin Rodgers had six, and juniors Ben Denker and Jake Tiefel scored five points each. Junior Koby Rhodes added two points. Senior Josh Decker also had two. Finally, Senior Kole Smith contributed with a point in the Eels' loss.

Although the varsity lost, the junior varsity won Friday night, 23-19.

Next, Clay City plays in the Graber Post Tournament starting December 28.

At Clay City

Clay City (31)

Denker 2-7 0-0 5, Decker 1-5 0-0 2, Rodgers 2-8 0-2 6, Tiefel 2-5 1-1 5, Allen 0-6 0-0 0, Smith 0-1 1-2 1, Grubbs 3-7 1-2 7, Dyer 0-1 0-0 0, Rhodes 1-2 0-0 2, Harbour 1-3 0-0 3. Totals: 12-45 3-7 31

Vincennes Rivet (52)

K. Vieke 7-11 2-3 19, Jones 0-0 1-2 1, Mouzin 3-8 1-2 7, Sievers 5-8 1-2 11, Welage 4-9 2-2 10, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, C. Vieke 1-2 2-3 4. Totals: 20-39 9-14 52.

Clay City81166-- 31
Vincennes Rivet1711195-- 52

3-point fieldgoals -- CC 4-19 (Denker 1-5, Decker 0-3, Grubbs 0-1, Rodgers 2-4, Allen 0-3, Harbour 1-3), VR 3-8 (K. Vieke 3-6, Mouzin 0-2). Total Rebounds -- CC 20 (Denker 1, Decker 3, Smith 2, Grubbs 3, Rodgers 1, Rhodes 3, Allen 2, Harbour 1), VR 27 (K. Vieke 1, Jones 3, Mouzin 4, Sievers 5, Kavanaugh 1, Wallace 1, Welage 7). Total Fouls -- CC 10, VR 7. Turnovers -- CC 7, VR 4.