Maroons go 21-6 with win over Wildcats

Photos Marc Rogers / Journal — The Maroons varsity use their quickness to corral a loose rebound.

JV and freshman also see wins

CLINTON —   The Clinton varsity Maroons are now 21-6 on the season thanks to a commanding win Monday against the Edinburg High School Wildcats.

The Maroons secured the tipoff,  and immediately began racking up points as they controlled the first period.  At the end of the period the Maroons were on top 23-4. 

The Wildcats retaliated in the second quarter, outscoring the Maroons 12-11.  But Clinton hit the locker room at halftime with a solid 34-16 lead. 

After the half, the Maroons’ scoring continued with 22 points, while holding the Wildcats to only 6.  This put the home team up 56-22 going into the 4th quarter. 

The Maroons were again outscored but worked to maintain their lead and take their 21st win of the season, 65-37. 

The Maroons were led by Dawson Graves (#2) with 15 points with one 3-pointer and Mason Walker (#3) with 13 points including three 3-pointers.  The varsity Maroons are now 3-1 in conference play and 21-6 overall. 

The JV teams were separated by only one point at the end of the first quarter in their game against the Wildcats, but then in the second, the Maroon s’ defense applied their full court press and shut down the Wildcats offensive strategy.

The home team was up 29-18 at halftime.  In the second half, the Maroons put the clamps to Wildcat scoring, shutting them down completely in the final stanza.

The JV took the 60-25 win.  The Maroons scored six 3-pointers in this game.  The home team was led by Keaton Graves (#10) with 18 points including two 3-pointers, Anthony Westbrooks (#0) with 11 points, and Khanton Wilson (#5) with 10 points.

In the freshman game, the Wildcats got the tip, but the Maroons capitalized on several Wildcat errant plays to take a 15-5 lead by the end of the first quarter. 

The home team was held to 8 points in the second quarter, but the Maroons’ defense held the opposition to just 3. 

Both teams managed to hit double figures in the third and fourth quarters, but the Maroons kept the upper hand and ended the game with a 51-31 win. 

The Maroons freshmen were led by Jack Manning (#13) with 20 points, including two 3-pointers; and Keagan Daughtrey (#4) with 18 points, also including two 3-pointers.  No Wildcat managed scored in double figures.