|JV boys battle to finish region undefeated|
|Written by Jimmy Webb|
|Friday, 10 February 2012 00:55|
The Clinton junior varsity boys found themselves down ten with under five minutes to go in the game and a perfect season sitting in the balance. However, the Red Devils followed the game plan and fought back to win by one, 47-46 on the road against the Chapman Panthers.
Clinton worked hard to build a 20-15 halftime advantage. The Panthers erased that and more as they outscored the Red Devils 17-7 in the third quarter to gain a five point edge. The Panthers continued to add to their lead and had a ten point advantage with five minutes to go in the game.
Clinton managed to stay calm as they cut into the Panther lead as time was ticking away. Then with the game on the line they hit the big shots to snatch victory from the claws of defeat and preserve their perfect region record.
“We were down by ten in the fourth quarter. We were able to keep plugging away and we were able to take the lead. Smiley brought us up with two key free throws," Coach Eddie Romines commented. “It was good to finish the season strong, winning our last ten in a row.
Clinton won their last ten games of the season. The Red Devils ends the season 13-6, 8-0 in region play.
Clinton: 8- 12- 7- 20=47
Chapman: 7- 8- 17- 14=46