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Nevada freshman boys fall to Carl Junction

Friday, January 18, 2013

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Nevada's Derek O'Dell puts up two points during Monday's freshman game against Carl Junction.
Nevada Daily Mail

The Nevada High School freshman boys' basketball squad got back into action Tuesday night against Carl Junction and came out of the contest with less than favorable results.

Head coach Kyle Talley's Tigers entered the contest hoping to get back on the winning track after a 55-25 defeat at the hands of Carthage on Jan. 10, but the Bulldogs had other plans. Carl Junction ultimately came out on top by a final score of 68-51 in a contest in which Nevada never really threatened.

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Nevada's Andrew Heathman tries for two of his 16 points during Monday night's game.
Things got off to a rough start for the Tigers as they found themselves in a 23-3 hole after the opening period. That lead grew even more in the second quarter and Carl Junction took a 39-14 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Tigers won the third quarter, 21-14, and took the fourth quarter, 16-15, but Carl Junction got all the lead it needed and more in the first half and ultimately held on to take the 17-point victory.

Andrew Heathman led the Tigers with 16 points in the contest, followed by Derek O'Dell with 14 and Sam Creasy with 10. Chaden Brandt chipped in six and Levi Palmer finished with five.

Neither team shot well from the free-throw line. Carl Junction finished the contest 6-for-14 from the line, while Nevada made 12 of 28 free throws.

The Tigers were scheduled to be back in action on Thursday, taking back to the road to take on Lamar, but those results were not available at press time.



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