Junior High Boys Basketball B-Team Picks Up First Two Wins Of The Season (02/14/14)
The Clarion Area Junior High Basketball B-Team posted victories over Cranberry and Union this week. Coach Jason Craig shares the following article.
Clarion Jr. High Boys B-Team vs Cranberry on 2/10/14
On Monday, Feb. 10, the Bobcats traveled to Cranberry to take on the Berries. The first quarter of play was a snapshot of how the entire game was going to be, close and exciting. At the end of the first period, the score was tied at 6 with Jacob Burns, Gavin Brinkley and Clay McElravy each scoring two points for Clarion.
However, Cranberry outscored Clarion in the second period 8-4 to take a 14-10 lead into halftime. That’s when Archer Mills decided that he was going to carry the team in the second half. He outscored the entire Cranberry team in the second half 11-6 to give the B-Team their first win of the season.
Mills ended the game with 13 points while Brendan Zerfoss added 2 points and Drew Wrhen chipped in with a free throw. The game was close all the way through until Mills scored on a layup with 5 seconds left to set the final at 22-20 in favor of the Bobcats.
Clarion Jr. High Boys B-Team vs Union on 2/12/14
The B-Team jumped out to an early 10-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and cruised to a 25-12 win. This is their second win in a row and we can officially say we have started a winning streak.
Once again, Archer Mills led the way for the Bobcats with 9 points including a three pointer. Jacob Burns and Marshall Powers each contributed 4 points. Drew Wrhen knocked down a 3-pointer, Gavin Brinkley and Oscar Suzuki added 2 points and Harrison Porter chipped in with a free throw.
For the Knights, Saylor was the leading scorer with 6 points, Minich added 4 points and Salvo rounded out the scoring with 2 points.
The B-Team now stands at 2-3 and hopes to keep their winning streak going as we travel to North Clarion to take on the Wolves on Monday 2/17.
As the season goes on, there is noticeable improvement in all the players. The scoring is becoming more balanced and they are all gaining more and more confidence on both ends of the floor.
(Thanks to Coach Craig for this article.)