Last Monday and Tuesday nights the Camels traveled to Covington to play in the Bulldog Classic. On Monday the Camels faced host Holmes in a 9th vs. 10th Region matchup. The Bulldogs weren’t much of a host downing the Camels 71-66 in overtime. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-12 first quarter lead, but the Camels battled back to lead at the half 36-28. The Camels controlled much of the game from the 2nd quarter on and led by as many as 11 in the 2nd half. At the end of three quarters the Camels lead had been trimmed to 46-44. The Camels maintained the lead during most of the 4th and led by a 56-50 margin with 3:30 to play. Holmes continued to battle back and was forced to foul late in the game. However, the Camels could not take advantage and missed the front end of the bonus on several occasions. With the Camels up 2 and 7 seconds to play, Joel Day stripped a Holmes player for what appeared to be a steal that would end the game. However, a very questionable foul was called on the Camels sending the Bulldogs to the line. Holmes made a pair of free throws to tie the game at 58 and send things to overtime. In the overtime, Holmes picked up the pace and made it difficult for the Camels to get the ball inside to big man Matt Wilson. The Bulldogs outscored the Camels 13-8 in the extra stanza to come away with the OT win.
Matt Wilson and Cole Hegyi led the Camels with 20 points each.
In the consolation game the following evening, the Camels took on North College Hill from Cincinnati Ohio. The Camels never really got untracked in this one and found themselves trailing the entire game. NCH jumped out to a 20-15 first quarter lead and never looked back. Matt Wilson did his best to defeat NCH all by himself as the big man scored 35 of the Camels 57 points in the game. The Camels were able to make the game interesting late in the 4th quarter cutting the lead down to 5, but they could get no closer. Wilson led all scorers with 35 and Trent McGovney scored 11 for the Camels.
The Camels will look to regroup over the Christmas holiday as they prepare to play in the Wes Unseld Classic at Seneca High School in Louisville on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. The Camels will take on Southwest Dekalb from Georgia on Monday afternoon.
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