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Three Clear Spring veterans lead Blazers past Hancock

Three Clear Spring veterans lead Blazers past Hancock

February 21, 2007|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

CLEAR SPRING - Steven Munson had 25 points and five rebounds to lead Clear Spring to a 64-48 victory over Hancock in front of a large crowd in the Blazers' final home game of the season.

"We came into the game knowing that Hancock wanted to beat us at our own place," Munson said. "Everybody on Clear Spring was pumped up. All of that emotion just carried over into the game."

Keith Gilchrist chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Brett Turner pulled down 14 rebounds for the Blazers. Tyler Shifler collected 10 rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots, while Kyle Crist dished off seven assists for Clear Spring.

"I thought it was a great night for the seniors," Clear Spring coach Mark Shives said. "It was a great moment for all three of them. Steven Munson was unconscious. He had the hot hand. Steven did a fine job of scoring. Ron Glazer did a good job of bringing the ball up the floor. Tyler Shifler did a good job on the boards.

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"The beginning of the year was tough for them because of the adjustments that they had to make, since I was the new coach," Shives added. "All of the fans got to see tonight how much all three seniors have matured since the beginning of the year. I thought that tonight was a good game for high school basketball. Two small towns were locked up battling it out."

Steven Beaver led Hancock (6-14) with 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists. Josh Unger added 12 points, four steals and five rebounds for the Panthers. Jacob Foreman grabbed nine rebounds for the Panthers.

Munson hit a pair of 3-point field goals to give Clear Spring (5-15) the lead for good at 10-7 with 1:54 remaining in the first quarter. He added another 3-pointer with 4:20 left in the second quarter to stretch the Blazers' lead to 23-13, then ended the game with a 12-point fourth-quarter barrage.

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