Boys Basketball

Camels Sweep the Panthers

Posted On: December 15, 2014 Posted By: Gary Lemons

On Thursday night the Camels boys basketball team completed a sweep of the Ludlow Panthers in a home triple header.

The freshman Camels started things off by mauling the Panthers with a decisive 40 point victory. The entire Camels team contributed to the win.

In the JV contest, the Camels once again started slowly on the offensive end. Luckily, the Panthers also struggled to find the basket as both teams could only combine for 7 points in the first quarter. After trailing 4-3 at the end of one period, the Camels outscored the Panthers 10-1 in the 2nd quarter to take a 13-5 lead into the locker room at the half.

The Camels maintained their lead throughout the 3rd quarter and held a 26-16 lead heading into the final period. The Camels pushed the lead to 15 and controlled the game throughout the 4th cruising to a 38-27 victory. For the 2nd consecutive game, Robert Marlow played well and led the Camels with 11 points. Garren Bertsch added 10 for the Camels.

In Varsity action, the Camels put up 25 points in the first quarter to take an early 25-14 lead. The Camels controlled the entire game as Matt Wilson was too strong inside for the Panthers to handle and Dre Jackson was too quick. The Camels put up 20 more in the second period to take a comfortable 45-25 halftime lead. The Camels put in a total team effort as Trent McGovney, Blake Losey, and Jake Franzen were all solid. Cole Hegyi, Jordan Day, and Craig Neltner logged quality minutes for the Camels in the win. As the Camels pushed the lead to 30, Coach Russell was able to rest his starters and get some other guys some varsity minutes.

Late in the 4th quarter, Garren Bertsch hit a trey and Cam Lemons scored his first career varsity points (sorry, had to get that in there; he’s now only 1448 points behind his father).

The Camels shot 60% from the floor and out-rebounded the Panthers 38-11. Matt Wilson logged another double-double with 19 points and 12 boards. Dre Jackson added 13 points and Trent McGovney played a strong game and had a career high 13 points. Craig Neltner and Blake Losey each scored 9 points, Cole Hegyi added 6, and Jordan Day had 5.

The Camels will next take on Western Hills from Cincinnati Ohio in the John Turner Classic at Newport High School.

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