Senior Blake Losey was a man on a mission Thursday night as the Camels took on the Boone County Rebels in Florence KY. Unfortunately is wasn’t quite enough as the Camels lost to the Rebels 76-70 to drop to 19-9 on the season.
The Rebels got off to a quick start scoring the first 6 points of the game before the Camels got on the board with a long three point basket by Losey. Boone County led by as many as 8 points in the period, but the Camels battled back to only trail by 3 after one period at 17-14.
In the 2nd period, the Camels knotted the game at 18 on a Trent McGovney trey and again at 20 after Deondre Jackson’s layup. A Jordan Day three pointer gave the Camels their first lead of the evening at 23-21. After several Boone County layups, the Rebels regained the lead and stretched the margin to four at 27-23. Once again the Camels answered with a Losey bucket to tie the game and Craig Neltner’s score to go up two. A Camel turnover led to a Rebel basket which tied the score again, and despite 10 first half turnovers, the Camels found themselves even with the Rebels at 32-32 going into the half.
A 5-0 run to start the 3rd period put Boone County ahead, and that lead stretched to as many as eight. The Camels cut into the lead as the third period was winding down and tied the score once again at 49 all after a Losey layup. Two free throws and another bucket by Boone put the Rebels up 53-49 at the end of the 3rd period.
The Rebels pushed the lead out to ten on several occasions, but once again the Camels battled back to cut into the Rebel lead. Free throws by Trent McGovney and Losey and a three pointer by Matt Wilson got the Camels within six, but they could get no closer.
Blake Losey had a career high 29 points to lead the Camels on 11-15 from the field and 5-6 from the charity stripe. Matt Wilson chipped in 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Trent McGovney added 9 points.
In the JV game, the Camels lost another close one as they fell to the Rebels 45-37. Evan Zumwalde was on fire early scoring all 10 of the Camels points in the first quarter. At the end of one period it was Boone County 11 and Evan Zumwalde 10. The Camels hung with the Rebels in a close game but found themselves down 3 at the half 21-18. At the end of 3 periods, the Camels deficit was five at 33-28. Midway through the 4th, the Camels took a quick lead after a bucket by Cam Lemons, but Boone County came right back to regain the advantage. The Camels were never able to get back in front as the Rebels clinched the victory with late free throws.
Cameron Lemons led the Camels with 13 points and Evan Zumwalde scored all 10 of his points in the opening period.
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