The Clinton Blaze basketball teams earned a split against Episcopal School of Knoxville Thursday night.
The Lady Blaze notched a 24-7 victory while the Blaze dropped a 35-26 decision.
The Clinton girls (6-1) got 16 points from Jailie Rodd and four from Abby Phillips.
In the boys game, Episcopal used some hot 3-point shooting to edge the Blaze (4-3).
Matthew Denton scored seven points and pulled down five rebounds while Isaiah Williams added six points and five rebounds for Clinton.
On Tuesday, the Lady Blaze outlasted Grace Christian Academy 19-18 at home.
Phillips scored 13 points and Rodd had four.
The Blaze beat the Rams 41-27 and got 14 points from Jaylon Daniels while Denton and Kaden Webber finished with nine points each.
Upcoming Schedule: The Blaze basketball teams return to action Monday when they travel to St. Mary’s. They play at Knoxville Christian on Tuesday before returning home to face First Baptist Academy of Powell on Thursday. Girls play at 6 p.m. with the boys games to follow.
Blaze Hoops Remains a Hot Ticket: Clinton has now played 14 consecutive games in front of capacity crowds after selling out its last home date.
Bonfire Party: The Clinton Blaze will host a bonfire Thursday night from 6:30-7:45 p.m. behind the football field.
Apparel update: Adidas recently fitted the Blaze and Lady Blaze basketball teams for shoes. The company will also provide shooting shirts for both teams and they will provide swimsuits for both swim teams.
Blaze Athlete of the Week: The Athlete of the Week for the week of Nov. 4 is cross country runner Lily Marvin.
The Blaze Athlete of the Week is sponsored by C&D Printing.
Blaze and the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce: The Clinton Blaze athletic program has taken the community by storm and now, the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is chronicling the program and other day-to-day happenings in Clinton City Schools.
Clinton Blaze fans can keep up with the program and other happenings in the Clinton City Schools on the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce’s website.
The chamber shot video clips recently and will be posted at andersoncountychamber.org