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Thirty-two point quarter leads Eastern past Clay City

Monday, January 16, 2012

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Clay City's Brylan Jones (42) posts up against Eastern Greene's Nathan Cobine (24) during a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference high school boys basketball game Friday night. The host Thunderbirds won 66-44. (By B.J. Hargis/Greene County Daily World).
Times Staff Report

EASTERN HEIGHTS -- The Clay City Eels came out fired up against once-beaten Eastern Greene on Friday night, but it was the Thunderbirds that used a 32-point third quarter to capture a 66-44 Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference victory.

The Class 2A 19th-ranked T-Birds outscored Clay City 32-12 in the third quarter to open up what was just a 24-22 lead at halftime.

Eastern shot just 33 percent in the first half, but senior Brody Martin had a couple of steals and added a pair of 3-pointers to spark the surge.

J.T. Yoho had 22 points for Eastern and both Miles Hutchison and Martin had 10 points apiece.

Clay City was led by Jake Tiefel's 18 points with Blake Cesinger adding 16 points and six rebounds. The T-Birds outrebounded Clay City 34-24 as Yoho led the way with nine boards.

CLAY CITY (44) -- Blake Cesinger 5-10 4-6 16, Tyler Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Brylan Jones 3-9 0-1 6, Ben Denker 1-7 1-2 4, Jake Tiefel 7-9 3-4 18, Rhett Bigger 0-0 0-0 0, Kole Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Koby Rhodes 0-0 0-0 0, Colten Harbour 0-0 0-0 0, Nathan Buell 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 16-36 8-14 44.

EASTERN GREENE (66) -- Nathan Dobine 4-9 0-0 9, Miles Hutchison 5-9 0-1 10, JT Yoho 9-21 3-4 22, Brody Martin 3-5 1-1 10, Logan Frye 0-4 0-0 0, Dillon Resler 1-2 0-0 2, Blake Crowe 2-5 1-1 5, Tyler Brough 3-8 0-0 6, Nathan Sparks 0-0 0-0 0, Kurtis Stille 1-1 0-2 2, Michael Hartman 0-0 0-0 0, Cam Creager 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-65 5-9 66.

Clay City 11 11 12 10 -- 44

Eastern Greene 13 11 32 10 -- 66

3-point shooting -- Clay City 4-10 (Cesinger 2-3, Tiefel 1-1, Denker 1-4, Smith 0-1, Jones 0-1), Eastern Greene 5-21 (Martin 3-4, Cobine 1-3, Yoho 1-4, Frye 0-1, Resler 0-1, Creager 0-1, Crowe 0-2, Brough 0-5). Fouls -- Clay City 11, Eastern Greene 18. Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- Clay City 24 (Cesinger 6), Eastern Greene 34 (Yoho 9, Martin 6). Assists -- Clay City 14 (Cesinger 4), Eastern Greene 20 (Yoho 5, Martin 5). Steals -- Clay City 2 (Denker, Cesinger), Eastern Greene 7 (Cobine 2). Turnovers -- Clay City 20 (Cesinger 6), Eastern Greene 8 (Stille 2, Hutchison 2). Blocks -- Clay City 2 (Jones 2), Eastern Greene 4 (Crowe 2).