Boys Basketball

Camels Drop Third Straight

Posted On: December 17, 2015 Posted By: Gary Lemons

On Wednesday night the Camels traveled to Edgewood to take on the Dixie Heights Colonels hoping to change their luck after back to back losses. However, the Camels lost their third straight game in disappointing fashion by a final score of 52-49.

As has been the case so far this year, the Camels got off to a slow start and found themselves down 12-8 after the first period.  In the 2nd period, the Camels were able to find Matt Wilson inside for 7 of his team high 19 points, as they turned the deficit into a 21-20 halftime lead.  The scrappy Colonels from Dixie would not waver as they battled back to take the lead again in the third period.  Wilson continued to be the answer for the Camels having his way in the paint to keep the Camels in it.  Cole Hegyi and Trent McGovney also contributed baskets as the Camels trailed by only 6 after the third period.

Tanner Clos came off the bench late and added some fire to the Camels with a few steals and 6 points of his own.  The Camels and Colonels continued to go at it in the final period with Dixie holding the lead most of the way.  With the Camels down five and just under a minute to play, Garren Bertsch hit a three from deep in the corner to cut into the Dixie lead.  With the Camels fouling to stop the clock, the Colonels were near perfect from the free throw line.  Campbell County was able to get the deficit back to only three points as a Dixie foul with three seconds left sent the Camels to the line to shoot the bonus.  The Camels missed the free throw, and a Dixie rebound at the horn resulted in a 52-49 final.  Matt Wilson once again led the Camels with 19 points.  Cole Hegyi added 9 and Trent McGovney chipped in 7.

The Camels will have their work cut out for them on Friday night as they travel to Montgomery County to face the Indians in a 10th Region showdown.

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