Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ryan McClellan Posts Career High 19; Tiger Boys Claim Consolation at Stanberry

Worth County's boys beat Mound City behind Ryan McClellan's career night and claimed consolation at the Stanberry Tournament. This was a year of firsts for the Tigers; they beat Jefferson for the first time in 21 years in Albany and ended Stanberry's 39 game winning streak. Last year, they beat Mound City for the first time ever; this year's meeting was the second straight for the Tigers after never having beaten them before. Both games were for the consolation prize at Stanberry.

The game started off as a high-scoring game, with Mound City up 17-16 after one. But this time, Worth County played two quarters of shut-down defense, only allowing two in the second quarter and nine in the third to pull away for the 58-44 win. There was no fade job for the Tigers in the second half, after they had lost double digit leads in their previous two meetings.

Ryan McClellan paced the Tigers with a career high 19 points. Drake Kinsella, who had been in a scoring slump lately, came out of it with 17. Cade Allee had 11, Mason Hawk had 6, Jacob New had 3, and Tevin Cameron, recovering from a knee sprain, had 2. Cade Allee and Jacob New each had one from behind the arc. The Tigers were 8 for 12 from the free throw line.

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