The Clinton Dark Horses lost a tightly contested basketball game on Thursday evening when Wallace-Rose Hill dropped them by a scored of 66-61.
It was a tough night for the Dark Horses, as they watched Wallace take 32 free throws as apposed to their 8. The game was determined there.
“It hurt us,” said Clinton’s head coach, Randy Jordan. “They took so many more foul shots than us, and one of our goals is to take more free throws than our opponent makes. In the games we lose, we normally really struggle at the line or just really have a hard time getting to the free throw line.”
Clinton was led by Jeremiah Pope, who tallied 17 points on the night. Zxavier Howard scored 15 and EJ Howard had 13 to lead the way for the Dark Horses.
Tremaine Washington scored 21 points for a game-high in scoring for the Bulldogs.
During Tuesday’s game when Clinton hosts Pender for the first round of the conference tournament, there will be a raffle for either a car or $300.
It is a fundraiser for the Clinton basketball program. Tickets will be $10. It is sponsored by Nissan of Clinton and if someone’s ticket is drawn, they will be given the chance to shoot for a 2016 Nissan Versa. If the shot is missed, the person will still receive $3oo.
For more information contact Randy Jordan at Clinton High School.
The game is set for 7:30 on Tuesday. It is the quarterfinals for the Four County Conference Tournament.
Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585