Boys Basketball

Camels Sweep Wildcats in Pendleton County

Posted On: February 2, 2015 Posted By: Gary Lemons

The Camels boys basketball team swept the Pendleton County Wildcats in Pendleton County last week.

The freshman Camels defeated the Wildcats 60-44 in the first contest of the night. Joel Day led the Camels in scoring with 14 points. Garret Fleckenstein, who has battled his way back from an ankle injury suffered earlier this season, scored a season high 9 points on a three pointer and a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe.

The JV Camels pulled away in the 2nd half and easily handled the Wildcats in the second game of the evening. The Camels turned a 20-17 halftime lead into a 48-27 victory outscoring the Wildcats 28-10 in the 2nd half. Evan Zumwalde scored 13 to lead the Camels while Garren Bertsch added 10 and Gideon Measner 8.

In the nightcap, the Camels raced out to a 20-4 lead after one period as the Wildcats struggled from the field. Pendleton started to find the distance from behind the arc, but the Camels maintained a comfortable 37-25 lead at the half on the strength of Deondre Jackson’s 12 first half points.

The Wildcats cut the Camels lead to single digits in the 2nd half, but Jordan Day came off the bench raining threes on the host team. Day finished the game 4-6 from behind the arc and 6-8 overall to lead all scorers with 17 points. The Camels held a double digit lead for most of the 2nd half and finished off the Wildcats winning 67-54.

Jackson added 16 points for the Camels, and Trent McGovney and Cole Hegyi each added 10. The Camels will host 10th Region foe Harrison County on Tuesday night in Alexandria.

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