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Clay City rebounds at Greene County

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Times Staff Report

SWITZ CITY -- Two days after a lackluster performance in the opening round of the Greene County Invitational, the Clay City Eels found its shooting touch and earned a pair of wins and with it, fifth-place in the tourney.

The Eels got six 3-pointers from Evan Rogers and three from Trevor Singer in toppling Bloomfield 60-47 in the afternoon consolation bracket game.

Rogers had a game-high 26 points and Singer added 11 as Clay City hit 11-of-25 from long-range to pull away from a 22-all tie at halftime. The Cardinals were able to hold Eels' leading scorer, Blake Cesinger, to just eight points, but his teammates picked up the slack to send the Eels into the fifth-place contest against North Central.

Against the Thunderbirds, Clay City remained hot, blowing out to a 39-23 lead at halftime to knock off North Central 70-48 for fifth-place. The Eels didn't let up in the third quarter, extending their advantage to 27 points after three quarters of play.

Blake Cesinger powered to 27 points with Rogers adding three more from beyond the arc for an 11-point effort. Easton Booe, Steven Phillips, Josh Miller and Singer each had six points.

Clay City (6-5 overall) hosts Eastern (Greene) on Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Clay City (70) -- Myers 1 2-2 5, Booe 3 0-0 6, Phillips 2 1-2 6, L. Cessinger 1 0-0 3, B. Cessinger 13 0-0 27, Rogers 4 0-0 11, Singer 2 0-0 6, Miller 3 0-2 6. Totals: 29 3-6 70.

North Central (48) -- Greene 1 0-1 2, Stanifer 8 0-0 19, Jewell 0 1-2 1, Lebeda 0 2-2 2, Drake 3 2-3 8, Peterson 3 1-2 7, Nikirk 2 4-4 9. Totals: 17 10-14 48.

North Central716520--48
Clay City15241615--70

3-Point Goals -- North Central 4 (Stanifer 3, Nikirk), Clay City 9 (Rodgers 3, Singer 2, Myers, Phillips, L. Cesinger, B. Cesinger). Total Fouls -- North Central 9, Clay City 15.

Greene County Invitational

Consolation round

Clay City (60) -- Trevor Singer 3-8 2-2 11, Josh Miller 3-6 1-1 7, Logan Cesinger 1-4 1-3 4, Blake Cesinger 4-11 0-1 8, Evan Rogers 7-11 6-6 26, Paiden Myers 0-0 0-0 0, Easton Booe 0-1 1-4 1, Steven Phillips 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 19-44 11-17 60.

Bloomfield (47) -- Jesse Helms 0-2 0-0 0, Kyle Robinson 8-14 2-2 18, Brandon Van Sant 1-2 0-0 2, Jared Myers 2-5 1-1 5, Ben Hays 6-14 1-2 14, Evan Fuller 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor Skinner 0-1 0-0 0, Clayton Burch 2-3 0-0 4, Eli Combs 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 21-44 4-5 47.

Clay City1481325--60
Bloomfield913619--47

3-point shooting -- Clay City 11-25 (Rogers 6-9, Singer 3-6, Phillips 1-3, L. Cessinger 1-3, B. Cessinger 0-3, Booe 0-1), Bloomfield 1-10 (Hays 1-4, Myers 0-2, Fuller 0-1, Helms 0-2, Burch 0-1). Rebounds -- Clay City 33 (Singer 7), Bloomfield 20 (Robinson 7). Steals -- Clay City 6 (B. Cessinger 3), Bloomfield 4 (Hays 2). Blocks -- Clay City none, Bloomfield 1 (Robinson). Turnovers -- Clay City 8, Bloomfield 8. Total fouls -- Clay City 10, Bloomfield 18. Fouled out -- none.