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Homestanding Clarion Boys down Keystone On Saturday (02/09/14)

Taylor Smith and Ellis Painter each scored in double figures as Clarion defeated Keystone, 45-37, at home, on Saturday. Smith had 14 points, including three treys and Painter had 10 points and six rebounds.

(Photos by Dave Constantino) Taylor Smith shooting from downtown

(Photos by Dave Constantino) Taylor Smith shooting from downtown

The Cats outscored the Panthers in each of the first three periods, and led 11-8 after one, 20-15 at halftime and 33-18 at the three-quarter mark. A 19-12 Keystone edge, in the last stanza, set the final.

Also for the Bobcats, Cody Hearst had 8 points, Antonio Troese had 6 points and 7 rebounds, Brendan Miller had 4 points and 6 rebounds and Steven Smathers had two points.

The Panthers’ Adam Lencer led all scorers with 20 points and Alex Graff had eight.

Brendan Miller and Antonio Troese positioning for rebound in the varsity game

Brendan Miller and Antonio Troese positioning for rebound in the varsity game

 

The Clarion JVs won their game 32-24. Keystone led 10-3 after one quarter and 14-12 at the half. The Bobcats outscored the Panthers, 11-2, in the third to take a 23-16 lead going into the final period. A 9-8, Clarion advantage, in the fourth, set the final.

Craig Kerr led the Bobcat JVs with eight points. Derek Lauer and Reed Anthony each had five. Zach Hill had 4 points, Nadir Lynch and Ryan Anthony had 3 apiece, while Michael Bartley and Luke Nellis both scored two.

Braden Shick and Chris Braun led the Panther JVs with 7 and 6 points respectively.

The Bobcats will travel to Marienville, on Monday, to play the East Forest Bears.