The Clinton boys varsity basketball team handed Central Valley Academy their first defeat of the season 56-51 at home last Tuesday night.
CCS honored senior Tanner Deveans in a pregame ceremony for scoring his 1,000th career point in the previous win over Herkimer. Deveans also led Clinton in the Central Valley win with 20 points.
The win, along with another Friday night over Adirondack, puts the Warriors at 6-4.
The action vs. CVA picked up quickly with Noah King hitting a 3-pointer for the first points of the game; assisting King was Brody Glindmyer. CVA made a shot before the teams traded empty possessions.
A defensive rebound from Josh Wilcox was turned into two points on the other end when Wilcox took it to the hoop and got fouled. He made both free throws.
CVA made another two-pointer before forcing a Clinton turnover and taking the lead 6-5 on a layup. Glindmyer responded with a 3-pointer before CVA made a three.
Both teams traded turnovers before King sank two free throws. CVA went on a six-point run with three straight two-pointers before Deveans closed the first quarter scoring two free throws to make it 15-12 CVA heading into the second quarter.
Deveans scored a layup to open the second quarter; feeding him was King for the assist. The Warriors retook the lead on a Wilcox jumper off another assist from King.
CVA made two more two-pointers before a Wilcox steal led to a Deveans layup and assist for Wilcox. CVA made another layup and Glindmyer made the first free...