The Camels traveled to Union KY on Friday night to battle the Ryle Raiders in the regular season finale. The Camels finished the season on a good note downing the Raiders 66-46 to record win number 20 on the year.
The Camels were hitting the 3-ball early as they drained 4 in the first period alone. Deondre Jackson hit 3 triples and Trent McGovney added one of his own as the Camels led 18-8 after one period. The Camels built their lead to 10 points over the majority of the 2nd and 3rd periods before the Raiders mounted a small comeback cutting the Camels lead to only three at 28-25. A steal by Deondre Jackson and nice lead pass by Blake Losey led to a Jackson one-handed dunk to give the momentum back to the Camels. The Camels extended their lead back to ten as big man Matt Wilson worked hard to score inside while Jackson continued to score from outside. The Camels outscored the Raiders 21-12 in the 4th period for the final margin and comfortable win.
Deondre Jackson paced the way for the Camels with 25 points on 9-13 shooting including 4 three pointers. Matt Wilson added 10 points, 9 boards, 3 blocks and 4 assists before fouling out in the 4th period.
The Camels finish the regular season 20-8 and prepare to square off with the Brossart Mustangs this Wednesday night in the 37th District semi-finals at the Campbell County Middle School. Game time is 7:30pm.
The JV Camels also finished the regular season on a winning note by defeating the Raiders 42-33. The Camels led 15-10 after one period as Garren Bertsch tallied 12 of the Camels 15 points in the quarter. The Camels outscored the Raiders 13-7 in the 2nd quarter to lead 28-17 at the half. The Camels continued to lead at the end of three periods as they outscored the Raiders 11-8. Although the Camels could only muster 3 points in the final period, they held the Raiders to 8 points to claim the 9 point victory.
Garren Bertsch scored 15 points to lead the Camels, while Cam Lemons added 9. Gideon Measner and Mike Bezold each chipped in 7 points. The JV Camels finish the regular season with a record of 13-9.
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