Cards drop Indians 80-65


Staff Report



WILLIAMSON — Playing their best first half of the season the Sheldon Clark Cardinals roared out to a 53 – 28 halftime lead and never looked back in knocking off Sissonville 80 – 65 Saturday in the Hatfield – McCoy Shootout sponsored by Jeff Simpkins Law Office at the Williamson Memorial Fieldhouse.

Junior David Cantrell poured in 15 of his game high 19 points in the first half. SC led by 32 points late in the third quarter before Coach Jason James played his younger players in the final eight minutes.

Paced by two three pointers from Seth Bowlin the Indians had their only lead of the game at 6 – 4. SC then got five points from Ethan Osborne and three by Cantrell to reel off a 10 – 2 run to grab an 11 – 6 lead. Sissonville then scored four straight to close within 14 – 12 but, that would be as close as they would get. Five points from Drew Hatfield and a triple from Trent Vanover keyed a 10 – 2 SC spurt to end the quarter and push the lead to 24 – 14.

The second quarter was all SC as Michael Patrick came off the bench to fire in six points to spark a _15 – 0 run that blew the game open as SC led 39 – 14. Sissonville did get as close as 20 but behind the play of Cantrell, who tallied six points the Cards, closed the first half on a 12 – 6 run to take a commanding 53 – 28 lead into the locker room at intermission.

” That was by far our best first half of the year as we shot the ball well, shared it really well and our defense and rebounding was great so I was very pleased with our play and I told them to keep the intensity up”, coach James said.

Five points from Chance Brown to open the third period cut the SC lead to 53 – 33 before SC went back on another huge run. Seven by Hatfield, four by Cantrell along with two points each by Osborne, Patrick , Heath Maynard and Bradley Dalton made for huge 19 – 6 run that pushed the lead to 74 – 42 lead and drive the final nails in the coffins of the Indians.

Coach James then played his younger players and Sissonville managed to outscore SC 21 – 6 to make the final score 80 – 65.

Cantrell paced the SC offense scoring 19 points, Hatfield pumped in 14 and handed out eight assists, Patrick tallied a career high 11 points off the bench, Osborne and Dalton hit for nine points apiece, Maynard flipped in eight, Trent Vanover netted five while Austin Horn and Isaiah May chipped in three and two points respectively to close out the scoring column.

Box score:

SC: Hatfield 5 4-4 16, Osborne 3 2-2 9, Dalton 3 3-3 9, Cantrell 8 3-3 19, Maynard 4 0-0 8, Vanover 2 0-0 5, Patrick 5 1-1 11, May 1 0-0 2, Horne 1 0-0 3, totals 32 13-13 80

S’VILLE: Granata 2 0-0 5, Taylor 4 1-1 9, Jones 1 0-0 3, Brown 6 2-2 17, Samples 2 1-1 7, McCutcheon 2 2-4 6, Slate 2 0-0 4, Thomas 2 0-0 4, Bowlin 3 0-0 9, totals 24 6-8 64

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