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Bobcats can#8217;t overcome turnovers, lack of offense

PORTSMOUTH — The Green Bobcats are hoping when they wake up Sunday morning that Friday night was only a dream.

Okay, it was more of a nightmare.

Green had 23 turnovers and scored in single digits each quarter as they lost 43-24 to the Portsmouth Clay Panthers in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

“We just turned the ball over too much. And we didn’t play well as a whole. It didn’t seem real. We just played so bad,” Green coach David Hopper said.

Clay was up 7-3 at the end of the first quarter and 19-7 at the break.

Nathan Patten, Green’s leading scorer, had all 5 of his points in the third quarter but the Panthers pulled away to a 33-16 lead and were never headed.

Matt Stroud had 10 points to lead Clay (5-5, 5-2).

Ian Kelley scored 8 points and Randy Ratcliff grabbed 9 rebounds for Green (5-7, 3-4).

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GREEN (5-7, 3-4): Chris Willard 0 0 1-3 1, Nathan Patten 1 1 0-3 5, Randy Ratcliff 1 0 1-4 3, Ian Kelley 3 0 2-2 8, Corey Dyer 2 0 0-1 4, Matt Clarke 0 0 0-0 0, Wes Bailey 1 0 0-0 2, Chris Pollard 0 0 0-0 0, Brock Russell 0 0 1-2 1. Totals: 8

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24 Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 7-12=19 (Ratcliff 9). Assists: 3. Steals: 10 (Patten 3, Ratcliff 3). Turnovers 23.

PORTSMOUTH CLAY (5-5, 5-2): Kent Robinson 3 0 1-2 7, Ryan Cucore 4 0 0-1 8, Matt Stroud 2 2 0-0 10, Derrek Webb 3 0 0-0 6, Justin Craft 2 0 2-2 6, Darren Martin 2 0 2-2 6, Micah Redden 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16

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5-7

43. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.