After a tough loss on Tuesday night in which Holy Cross bombarded the Camels with three pointers, the Camels bounced back nicely with a 77-59 win over the visiting Crusaders from St. Henry. Matt Wilson recorded a double/double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Garren Bertsch scored 20 to lead the Camels. Wilson had another solid game scoring inside and altering Crusader shots on the defensive end while Bertsch apparently stole some 3 point magic from the Holy Cross gym as he drained 5 threes in the game.
The pregame festivities were just as exciting as the game as Camel fans honored Gene Combs for his many years of coaching and working with multiple generations of youth in Campbell County. Matt Wilson was also honored with a game ball from younger brother Drew for scoring his 1,000th point earlier in the year. Matt and Drew also received a surprise visit from their uncle who had just returned home from serving our country abroad.
The Camels got off to a quick start in the game scoring the first 8 points with a balanced scoring attack, but the Crusaders stormed back to take a 16-15 lead after one period. In the second, Garren Bertsch hit a pair of threes, Gideon Measner added a three, and Matt Wilson scored 6 in the paint as the Camels outscored the Crusaders 16-7 in the period to take a 32-22 lead into the locker room.
The Camels doubled their halftime total in the third period as Wilson scored 10 points in the quarter and Bertsch added another pair of three pointers. Cole Hegyi scored 7 of his 10 points in the quarter as the Camels stretched the lead out to 64-41 after three periods.
All in all 10 Camels found their way into the scorebook as the Camels rolled to a 77-59 win. The Camels will have a quick turnaround as they travel to Lexington Christian Saturday night to play in the Jim Rose Classic.
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