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Magnolia Sweeps Paden City

February 5, 2019

Magnolia outscored Paden City, 41-12 in the two middle periods, to carry the Blue Eagles to a 73-38 victory and complete the season sweep. The high school boys basketball action happened Jan. 29, inside the MHS Hammer Dome.

The Wildcats' Ty Cain gave Paden City the Wildcats' only lead of the game on a basket early, but Silas McKeever and Trevor Williamson each hit from beyond the arc to give the Blue Eagles the game's lead for good.

Ethan Cross stopped the bleeding with a two-pointer, while Williamson followed with his second of three 3-pointers. Anthony Newman scored his only goal on a fast break before Trenton Scheibelhood and Williamson each scored back-to-back baskets.

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Paden City’s Matthew Saxon knifes through the lane amidst the defense of Magnolia’s Eli Nice (33) and Jake Gamble (4), among others, for a bucket during their recent meeting. The Blue Eagles completed the season sweep with a 73-38 victory.

Cross then swished a jumper, but Williamson hit from long-range for the third time in the period before the Wildcats closed out the quarter on a 6-2 run. At the end of one period, Magnolia led with a score of 18-14.

The Blue Eagles would go on a 41-12 run in the two middle periods to put the game away. During that span, Williamson drilled four 3-pointers and a conventional three-point play, while Jake Gamble tallied 12 of his 14 points - including two buckets from beyond the arc - and ended the third with a 2-2 showing from the free throw line. The Blue Eagles ended the third with a 59-26 advantage.

In the fourth period, the Wildcats' Ty Cain scored three baskets, as well as one of four free throws, for seven of his team's 12 fourth period points. Sebastian Stickler came off the bench to score half of the Eagles' 14 fourth-period points, including a three pointer.

Cain paced the Wildcats with 13 points, while Cross netted nine markers. Trey Slider knocked down six, while Matthew Saxon and Jason Anderson each tallied three points. Newman and Nicholas Clarke each added two.

The Eagles had three players score in double figures with Williamson leading the way with 27 points, Gamble with 14 points, and Scheibelhood with 11 points. Both Gamble and Scheibelhood each compiled a double-double pulling down 13 and 10 rebounds, respectively.

In addition, Jacob Miller and Stickler each tallied seven points, that included a basket from beyond the arch. McKeever followed with five points, while Eli Nice and Chase Glover each hit a basket..



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