CLINTON — Fifteen blocked shots and 12 steals by Waterville sealed the fate of the Clinton boys varsity basketball team on Friday, Feb. 1 as the Warriors dropped their third straight 69-42 at home in the Clinton Central High School gymnasium.
The Warriors scored only three field goals in the first period, and one of those scores came right before time expired on the clock. Outscored 20-6 in the first period, and 19-8 in the second, the Warriors never really had a chance to get back in it. They left the floor at halftime down 39-14.
Junior Tanner Deveans tried to turn up the heat for the Warriors in the third period by scoring 15 of the total 16 points in the frame, with six field goals and three free throws. Taeven Jackson added one-point from the charity stripe, but the damage had been done.
Waterville outscored Clinton 13-12 in the last frame.
Deveans led the scoring for the Warriors with 23 points after hitting eight buckets and making seven out of 10 at the free-throw line. Jackson added five points.
Waterville eight-grader Tyson Maxam led his Indians in scoring with 22 points, seven assists and five steals. Senior center Dawson Williams had a near triple-double with 13 points, 19 boards and nine blocks. Darren Johnson scored 15 points and four rebounds.
The 5-12 Warriors are home for Sherburne-Earlville on Thursday, Feb. 7 in a 7 p.m. start.