The Varsity boy’s basketball team ended a tough week with their third consecutive loss. After falling to Mason County on Tuesday night, the Camels lost to a hot-shooting Montgomery County team Friday night and then came up short to Lexington Christian in Lexington on Saturday evening.
On Friday night, the Camels were red hot to start the game hitting their first 6 shots and going up 14-4. It was “the Blake Losey show” early on as Losey hit 3 of his 6 three pointers on the night in the opening period to stake the Camels to a 19-12 lead.
In the 2nd period the Indians turned the table and went on a 10-0 run to take a 22-19 lead before a Deondre Jackson bucket put a halt to the run. The Camels could only manage 6 points in the 2nd period and found themselves down at halftime by a score of 30-25.
Montgomery County seemed to hit everything they shot, in the 3rd period, but the Camels answered and kept the deficit at five trailing 44-39 after 3 periods of play. Another 10-0 run by Montgomery County to start the 4th quarter on a barrage of three pointers quickly put the Camels down by 15 at 54-39. Losey did his best to keep the Camels in it by hitting several 3’s of his own, but the Indians kept the pressure on with their hot shooting. The Camels were able to get as close as 8 points before a Jackson 3 at the horn made the final deficit 7 at 69-62.
Losey led the Camels with 22 points on 8-15 shooting including 6 three pointers. Matt Wilson added 16 points on 6-12 shooting and pulled down 7 rebounds. Deondre Jackson added 9 points. Montgomery County shot 60% from inside the three point line and hit 11-24 three pointers to nail down the win.
In the JV contest, the Camels got back to their winning ways with a 45-35 win over the Indians. Garren Bertsch led the Camels with 16 points while Gideon Measner added 8. The Camels led 18-13 at the half and 31-22 after 3 periods. The Camels were able to hit free throws down the stretch and take care of the basketball against the Montgomery County press to come away with the win.
On Saturday night the Camels traveled to the heart of the Bluegrass to take on Lexington Christian. The Camels led for most of the game holding a 4 point lead at halftime and leading by 2 after three periods. However, the Camels could not hold on as Lexington Christian’s Matt Rose scored 31 points, and LCA claimed the 53-52 victory.
Deondre Jackson bounced back nicely from a tough shooting night vs. Montgomery County to score 24 points for the Camels. Matt Wilson added 12 points.
The Camels will take on Calvary Christian in a JV and Varsity contest on Monday night at Calvary Christian (weather permitting).
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