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Clay pulls away from Flyers

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

Where’d that brick wall come from?

Locked in a close, tough game with Portsmouth Clay, the St. Joseph Flyers’ offense ran into a brick wall and couldn’t score in the fourth quarter as the Panthers pulled away to a 57-42 win on Wednesday.

Clay led just 39-35 after three quarters, but outscored the Flyers 18-7 in the fourth quarter.

Clay — the Southern Ohio Conference leaders — avenged an earlier loss to St. Joseph. The Flyers won the season opener 51-37 at Clay.

Wulf Goheen had 12 points to lead the Flyers (9-9).

The Panthers (15-4) hit eight 3-pointer goals including six by Nate Hinze who scored 24 points. Aaron Phillips had 14 points and Cole Gilliland 13.

The Flyers play at Symmes Valley on Saturday.

Ports. Clay 15 10 14 18 = 57

St. Joseph 14 10 11 7 = 42

PORTSMOUTH CLAY (15-4): Aaron Phipps 6 0 2 14, Zack Phillips 1 0 2 4, Cole Gilliland 2 2 3 13, Bryson Hurt 1 0 0 2, Nate Hinze 3 6 0 24. Totals: 13 8 7 57.

ST. JOSEPH (9-9): Wulf Goheen 3 2 0 12, Kyle Williams 1 1 0 5, Troy Scott 4 0 0 8, Zac McGraw 2 0 0 4, Zack Kelly 0 1 2 5, Tyler Ward 3 0 0 6, Brad Rist 1 0 0 2, Trey Young 0 0 0 0, Ben McDonald 0 0 0 0, Tre Neal 0 0 0 0. Totals: 14 4 2 42.