The Clinton Blaze split a pair of basketball games Monday night on E.T. Stamey Court at Arowood Arena on the campus of Clinton Elementary School against Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy.
The Lady Blaze took an easy win, while the boys ended up on the short end of the score in a tight game.
The Lady Blaze was led by Tara Beeler’s seven points. Raelyn Britton was close behind with six.
Kylan Martin, Ceci Brooks, Hanely Harrell, and Brooklyn Daugherty each scored four points.
Morgan James was an intimidator on defense and notched two points.
The Patriots brought their “A Game” to Arowood and after edging out a three point lead late in the fourth quarter used the charity stripe for the 36-29 win.
Tucker Harmening hammered the inside lanes while leading the scoring with 16 for the Blaze.
Kade Webb also had a big outing with eight points.
Cal Kirkpatrick scored three and Waylon Brewer scored two.
The Blaze trailed 18-16 at the half and the Patriots expanded that lead before Harmening and Webb nailed back-to-back treys to takes the last lead for the Blaze.
Clinton has three home games before becoming road warriers to close out November and start December.
Thursday night the Blaze will host St. Mary’s. Next week the Blaze will host the Knoxville Ambassadors Monday night before hosting Episcopal School of Knoxville, Thursday, Nov. 17.
The Blaze then go on the road for four games — H.Y. Livesay, MPCA, St. Joseph’s, and Sacred Heart, before returning to Arowood Arena for “Sixth Grade Night” Dec. 12 against St. Joseph’s.
The season final is Dec. 15 at Episcopal School of Knoxville.