Clinton takes control in OT, beats Whiteford

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Clinton’s varsity boys basketball team traveled to Whiteford on Friday, Feb. 15, and defeated the Bobcats 52-43 in overtime.

Whiteford was down 15-2 after the opening quarter and even after being held to just two points in the second quarter the Redskins finished the first half with a 17-10 lead.

The Bobcats outscored Clinton 12-10 in the third quarter but made a game of it in the fourth quarter with a 19-point surge to tie the game 41-41.

Clinton outscored the Bobcats 11-2 in overtime to secure the Tri-County Conference victory.

Ricky Miller led Clinton’s offense with 16 points and seven rebounds. Grant Clark added 11 points and 12 boards while TJ Baker added 12 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Clinton improved to 15-2 overall and 10-2 in the TCC with the win.

“Working closely with this team has been an enjoyable and fulfilling experience,” said Clinton coach Mike Ruhl. “We’ve learned a great deal about ourselves and what we’re capable of. Now I want to see us finish what we started and create some memories in the process.”

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Clinton traveled to Summerfield and returned with a 68-48 victory.

Clark led Clinton with 21 points and 12 rebounds while Marco Nunzi added 17 points, eight steals, six rebounds and three assists. Baker added 16 points in the win.

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