Tuesday night the boys basketball team hosted 10th Region opponent Harrison County. In varsity action, the Camels fell to the Thoroughbreds 76-72 in a game that was close throughout and another game in which the Camels were without the services of Matt Wilson. Harrison County never led in the 1st period while the Camels largest margin was 4 at 10-6. After one period, the teams were tied at 16-16.
Harrison County briefly led to start the 2nd half, but the Camels were able to regain the lead and stretch the margin out to 7 at 30-23 after a trey by Blake Losey. Losey’s energy and intensity helped stake the Camels to a 35-29 halftime lead.
Harrison County opened the 3rd period with a 6-0 run to tie the Camels at 35-35. After a Camel timeout, a Deondre Jackson layup put the Camels back in front. Harrison County went up three, but the Camels came back on baskets by Cole Hegyi and Losey. Another Losey basket at the end of the 3rd put the Camels up 54-49.
Another 6-0 run by the Breds to start the 4th period put them in front 55-54. The remainder of the period saw multiple lead changes and three ties. The Camels hung close with a couple of three pointers, but Harrison County continued to drain free throws down the stretch. A late three by Jackson cut the deficit to two, but the Breds made free throws to seal the victory.
Blake Losey’s 23 points led the Camels. Cole Hegyi had a career night with 18 points on 8-12 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds. Dre Jackson added 17 points. The Camels were only able to get to the free throw line 7 times, making 4 while the Breds were 25-33 from the charity stripe.
In the JV game, the Camels led from start to finish as they defeated the Breds 53-35 in a balanced scoring attack which saw 10 Camels hit the scoring column. The Camels led 10-7 after one period and 21-15 at the half. The Camels outscored the Breds 32-20 in the 2nd half for the final margin of victory. Garren Bertsch led the Camels with 9 points while the “Twin Towers” Gideon Measner and Mike Bezold scored 8 each.
The Camels will host Fleming County on Friday night in a JV and Varsity contest with games at 6:00 and 7:30.
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