Clinton boys defeat Patriots 55-49
It was a tale of two halves for Britton Deerfield’s varsity boys basketball team against visiting Clinton on Tuesday, Feb. 8 with the Patriots losing the contest in the third and fourth quarters.The Patriots followed with a 53-27 loss against Lenawee Christian School on Saturday, Feb. 9.Britton Deerfield lost 55-49 to Clinton after holding a 14-12 lead after the first quarter and a 28-25 lead at the end of the first half. Clinton came out strong in the second half and took a 40-34 lead by the end of the third quarter.The third quarter was where the Redskins secured the win with both teams adding 15 points in the fourth and final quarter.Jordan Osbun and Tristan Pizana both scored 12 points to lead the Patriots’ offense. Landon Handy and Devin Gruber each added nine points for BD while Zach Bearinger chipped in five points.TJ Baker led the Redskins’ offense with 19 points while teammate Marco Nunzi added 17 points. Grant Clark added nine points and eight rebounds for Clinton.Against the Cougars on Saturday, the Patriots started out slow, scoring only four points in the opening quarter to the Cougars’ 13. By the end of the first half the Patriots were down 30-13.Lenawee Christian outscored BD in both the third (9-4) and fourth (14-10) quarters to secure the win.Burnor led the Patriots’ offense with 10 points while Osbun added four points.