|Red Devils move past Yellow Jackets|
|Written by Jimmy Webb|
|Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:51|
The Clinton Red Devils needed a strong fourth quarter to take a 71-59 win over the Union County Yellow Jackets in Union on Friday night.
Clinton displayed a dominating performance during the first quarter of play to move out to a 25-7 lead. The Yellow Jackets would not go away quietly, as they took the next two quarters to cut the Red Devil advantage to two. Clinton stepped up and closed strong to take the region win.
Clinton hit three first quarter three pointers, two by Lavadrick Glenn and one by Jerome Wimphrie. Glenn led Clinton with ten first quarter points as Wimphrie chipped in nine as the Red Devils sprinted to a 25-7 advantage. The Red Devils were held to ten second quarter points as Union county cut the halftime edge to eleven, 35-24.
The Red Devils struggled to only nine third quarter points as Union County got the lead to two before Clinton ended up 44-39. Devaris Burton was held to four points in the first half as he spent most of it on the bench with two fouls. He added four in the third before exploding twelve fourth quarter points off of easy baskets, due to good passing by his teammates.
Clinton, 12-9, 5-0, take a two game advantage into the final three games of the regular season. They travel to Greer for the final game of a four game road trip on Tuesday. Tip-off against the Yellow Jackets is scheduled for 7:30 as the second game of a doubleheader.
CHS: 25- 10- 9- 27=71
UHS: 7- 17- 15- 20=59