Another strong defensive effort by the Clinton High JV boys helped them earn a 63-26 road game against South Lenoir and maintain their perfect season record, standing now at 16-0.
“I was very happy with the way we played,” JV coach Bobby Lamb said of his young Dark Horses. “The key was our strong defense. It allowed us to hold our opponents and open up opportunities for our offenses.”
Lamb was also quick to add that the other major factor in Tuesday’s game, and every other game this season, was the team’s supporters — the parents, cheerleaders and fans.
“In all honesty, they are the reason for our undefeated season,” Lamb stressed. “They have been there for us at home and on the road, cheering us on. The parents, the cheerleaders and the fans are a big part of our team and I can’t thank them enough for rooting for us.”
Clinton dominated the game from the start, allowing Lamb to sub guys in and out throughout the night, giving them experience.
Their play, he said, was impressive. “I was pleased with how all the guys played,” the coach stressed.
In all, 11 JV Horses scored. They were led by Raquan Faison, who had 14 points on the afternoon. Also scoring were Josiah Pope, 9; Jaleyn Best, 8; Logan Batchelor, 7; Jaquan McLean, 4; Hyson Howard, 4; Blake Davis, 4; Kevin Scott, 4; Emmanuel Howard, 3; Maurice Robinson, 2; and Jonathan Wright, 2.
Clinton hits the road again Friday for a game against Richlands.
In a Friday night game called in too late for Sunday’s paper, the JV Horses also secured a win, this one 58-48.
In that road game, Jaquan McLean led scoring with 13 points, followed close behind by Emmanuel Howard with 12. Also scoring for the JV Horses were Pope, 10; Best, 6; Robinson, 6; Michael Boykin, 4; Batchelor, 3; Wright, 2, Traquan Bryant, 2; and Faison, 1.