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Sixth-grade Knights split with visiting Colts

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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North Clay's Logan Metz (No. 22) drives to the hoop for two of his 11 points in Wednesday's sixth-grade contest against Edgewood. [Order this photo]
By CAREY FOX

Times Sports Editor

The North Clay sixth-grade Knights came away with a split in their final game of the season against Edgewood on Wednesday evening.

The 'B' team got eight points in overtime from Calen Cook, six from the free throw line, and a 3-pointer by Anthony Drury to secure a 40-37 victory in a marathon battle.

The 'A' team rallied late against the Colts, but came out on the short end of a 31-28 contest.

In the 'A' game, North Clay held down a 17-15 lead at halftime, but the Colts started the third quarter with a 3-pointer from Tyler Lunn and grabbed the lead as Chaston Howard added three points in the period and Tyler Breeden pushed the lead to 23-21 for the Colts.

North Clay was able to rally back in the fourth quarter as it forced back-to-back turnovers and got a score from Elijah Rivera on a lay-in and Dylan Nussel nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer for a 26-25 lead by the Knights.

However, Edgewood was tough down the stretch as Curtis Cowden pushed the Colts back in front with a score and Howard knocked home a jumper. Lunn's driving lay-in finished a 6-0 run that put the Colts up 31-26 with time running out.

The Knights' Logan Metz, who had 11 points and 13 rebounds, sank a 3-pointer to narrow the gap to 31-28 with 50 seconds left, but the Knights wouldn't score again.

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North Clay sixth-grader Calen Cook drives past a Colts' defender on the way to a nine-point game. [Order this photo]
Andrew Osborn had eight points and nine boards, Rivera had four points and Nussel had five points for North Clay. Cowden led the Colts with seven points and eight rebounds.

The finale of the 'B' game was a wild one as a lay-up by the Colts' Nick Caterina sent the game into overtime.

In the extra session, both teams were in the double bonus at the free throw line and it was Cook, who hit all six of his shots from the line in OT on the way to nine points. Drury hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Knights and had seven points.

Early on it was Jarett Combs, who had seven points through the first three quarters and the rebounding of John Adams and Jarred Guidry, who combined for 16 boards to go with four points. Braddock Whistler posted six rebounds and two points and Evan Dutrow had seven rebounds and two points. Chase McCrocklin added six points for the Knights in the win and Clayton Buck had two rebounds and a point. Landen Wilson posted two points and three rebounds.

The Knights' 'A' team finishes the season at 8-10 overall.