The Camels continued their winning ways Tuesday night winning both boys basketball contests at home against the Newport Wildcats. In the opener, the JV Camels offense came alive as they lit up the scoreboard for 65 points in the lopsided 65-30 victory. Evan Zumwalde was “en fuego” in the first quarter scoring 12 of the Camels 16 points. The Camels went on to outscore the Wildcats 10-5 in the 2nd quarter to lead 26-16 at the half.
The Camels offense didn’t miss a beat coming out of the locker room putting up 19 more to increase their lead to 45-23 at the end of three. The Camels shot well and showed good ball movement and teamwork as they continued to find the open man for quality scoring chances.
In the final period the Camels continued to add to their lead as a steady rotation of players found their way into the game to get quality game experience. The final buzzer sounded with the scoreboard reading 65-30 in favor of the Camels. Strong performances were turned in by Evan Zumwalde, Cam Lemons, and Garren Bertsch. Robert Marlow had another good night shooting the ball from deep while Brad Geiman and Gideon Measner took care of business on the interior. Tanner Clos and Joel Day also played well in the fourth for the Camels.
The JV Camels will take on the Covington Catholic Colonels at CovCath on Wednesday night in the the middle game of a boys triple-header. The JV Camels improved to 3-1 on the year.
In the nightcap, the Varsity Camels had no problem taming the Wildcats as they put 5 players in double figures en route to an 80-65 whoopin’ of the Cats. Deondre Jackson led the Camels in scoring with 18 points on 7-11 from the field and 3-3 from the free throw line. Matt Wilson poured in 17 including a pair of 3-pointers to go along with 9 rebounds and 5 blocks. Blake Losey had his 2nd consecutive game in double figures with 15 points on 6-10 from the field and a perfect 2-2 from the charity stripe. Jordan Day started in place of Jake Franzen (sore ankle) and torched the nets on 4-5 from behind the arc to finish with 14 points. Cole Hegyi had one of his best all around games of the season going 5-6 from the field for 10 points and mixing it up inside grabbing 9 rebounds. Trent McGovney continues to be solid and does all of the things that don’t show up in the scorebook. The Camels shot nearly 55% from the floor overall and were 10-11 from the free throw line.
Jordan Day’s first triple of the game tied the score at 3-3, and after a Blake Losey trey made it 6-5 Camels, they never looked back. The Camels were able to double the score on the Wildcats and led 20-9 after one period.
In the 2nd period the Camels led by 15 at 28-13 when Newport turned up the defensive pressure. The Camels committed several turnovers leading to easy Newport baskets and cutting the lead to 10 at 28-18. A quick TO by Coach Russell stopped the Wildcat momentum, and the Camels went on a 10-0 run to push the lead to 38-18.
The Camels lead at the half 45-26, but a 14-4 run by the Camels to start the 3rd period spoiled any thoughts of a Newport comeback. The Camels maintained a comfortable 30 point cushion the rest of the game as the outcome was never in doubt.
Newport’s sophomore sensation, Ethan Snapp, was tied up by the Camels defense all night long and was limited to 3 points as the Camels rotated defenders and stayed in his face all night long.
The Camels will undoubtedly face their biggest test of the young season Wednesday night when they travel to Covington Catholic to tangle with the defending state champs. Wednesday night will be another boys triple header with the Freshman game at 4:30, the JV game at 6:00 and the Varsity tipping it off at 7:30. The Camels would love to see all of the students and the Camel community come out and show their support and give the “Colonel Crazies” a taste of their own medicine. GO CAMELS !!!
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