WC boys and girls swept by Eagles
WC swept by Eagles
By Jerry Wadian
It was Pack-the-Gym Night Friday, Jan. 24, in Maynard. However the visiting Clayton Ridge Eagles put a damper on the enthusiastic crowd by sweeping the Blue Devils. The gals lost, 48-28, and the boys lost a nail-biter, 60-56.
The boys started fast, taking a 17-12 lead into the second quarter, but the Eagles took over the lead in the next eight minutes, outscoring WC, 15-8.
The Devils also lost the third stanza, 18-15, but managed to keep it close, winning the final eight minutes, 16-15.
The Devils did a lot right against the 9-3 Eagles, including outrebounding the visitors, 26-19; however, CR had seven offensive boards to three for the Blue Devils. The Eagles were just 22-60 from the field while WC was 24-38.
The difference was the charity stripe and the 3-point marker. WC had only six free throws, making four, while the visitors went 8-10. CR also made eight treys to just four for the Devils.
Ethan Steinbronn was the man in the middle with 26 points and nine rebounds. Hud Johnston had a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
CR 12 15 18 15 60
WC 17 8 15 16 56
WC (56)- Steinbronn, 26; Johnston, 11; Gordon, 8; Wolfe, 7; Forsyth, 3; Niemann, 2. 3-pointers- Johnston, 2; Gordon, Forsyth. Rebounds- Johnston, 11; Steinbronn, 9; Forsyth, 4; Wolfe, 2; Gordon, 2; Niemann. Assists- Gordon, 6; Forsyth, 4; Wolfe, 3; Johnston, 3; Steinbronn. Steals- Forsyth, Wolfe. Blocks- Steinbronn, 3.
The WC girls lost the opener, 48-22. No game or individual statistics were available at press time.