CELLERSBURG — Clarksville broke its six-game losing streak in Styles Wednesday night, beating rival Charlestown 79-65 in a consolation match for the Silver Creek Holiday Tournament.
The Generals (2-7) had three 20-point scorers looking to avenge their December 9 loss to the Pirates.
Clarksville head coach Kyle Hankins said, “As long as we play together, I think we’re going to play some of our best basketball in the second half of the year.” You did a great job knocking down the shot.”
Clarksville’s Landon Radlin had seven triples to lead all scorers with 23. Morgan Capps had 21 and Jacob Seward added 20 and had 11 in the fourth quarter.
Charlestown (5-5), who have not won a holiday tournament since 2018, led 19-14 at the first stop. However, Clarksville rallied in his second frame and at the break he scored a 33-26 advantage.
“We got the pace we wanted in the first quarter, but we just didn’t have the energy and focus we needed in the second half,” said Pirates head coach Matt Lynch. “We’ve never been a great defensive team, but we were opening people up wide.”
Generals led by as many as 21 men in the second half, shooting 62% in the final two stanzas.
“It’s always good when a shot comes in,” Hankins said afterwards with a smile. , belief and togetherness, I think tonight was a blueprint for how I wanted to play.”
Clarksville resumes activity on Friday night at 7:30 pm Trinity Lutheran (1-5). Charlestown’s next game is against Seymour (1-7) on January 6th.
Clarkville 79, Charlestown 65
Clarksville 14 19 22 24 — 79
Charlestown 19 7 17 22 — 65
Clarksville (2-7): Morgan Capps 21, Landon Ladrain 23, Aston Reaser 5, Jacob Seward 20, Kevonne Murrell 5, Ray McLendon 5.
Charlestown (5-5): Tre Martin 4, AJ Todd 13, Parker Odle 3, Lucas Gillepsy 3, Jaden Barkley 2, Jake Ottersbach 6, Ethan French 8, Chance McFarland 2, Austin Pickerell 12, Demetrius Phelps 9, Grayson Connell 3.
3-point field goals: Clarksville 11 of 24 (Laddlin 7, Rieser), Charlestown 4 of 20 (Odle, Gillespie, French, Connell).
Field goal shooting: Clarksville 32/61, Charlestown 24/62.