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Knights Top Thunder in Final Game of the Season

posted Mar 6, 2018, 11:40 AM by Clif Martin
On Monday, February 26, the ECOB Knights hosted the Tri-County Thunder from New Paris, Ohio.  The Knights jumped out to a 17-9 lead going into quarter two.  The Knights continued their offensive and defensive efficiency in the second quarter and took a 37-19 halftime lead over the Thunder.  The Knights faltered defensively in the third quarter and the Thunder cut the lead to 55-44 going into the fourth quarter.  In the fourth quarter the Knights defense and offense were stellar and the Knights won their final game of the season by a score of 78-45.

The Thunder was led in scoring by Andrew Hernandez and Levy Shelly with 11 points each.  The Knights had a very balanced scoring attack and had four players score in double figures.  They were led by Nick Smith with 24 points, Jacob Denlinger with 18 points, Michael Watkins with 13 points, Brandon Hunt with 10 points, and Aaron Clark with 9 points.  The Knights were led on the boards by Nick Smith with 18 rebounds, Michael Watkins with 10 rebounds, Jacob Denlinger with 8 rebounds, and Aaron Clark with 5 rebounds.  Aaron Clark led the Knights with 8 assists while Jacob Denlinger and Michael Watkins added 4 assists apiece.

After starting the season with 3 wins and 9 losses, the Knights turned their season around by finishing with 8 wins in their last 9 games.  This brought their final record to 11 wins and 10 losses.