Lynchburg-Clay's Connor Tyree looks for a teammate in a game this season at LCHS. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
Lynchburg-Clay's Connor Tyree looks for a teammate in a game this season at LCHS. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
On Saturday night (Jan. 11), the Lynchburg-Clay played in a non-conference game against the Western Brown Broncos where the third quarter proved to be the biggest difference, with Western Brown winning and defending their home court by a 78-43 score.

The Mustangs trailed by a 23-10 score at the end of the first quarter. In the first, Ray Conner scored six of the 10 LCHS points, while Blake Marcelino and Noah Miller each scored two points.

In the second frame, the Mustangs scored 14 points, but the Broncos added 18 points to their total for a halftime lead over LCHS at 41-24. LCHS had five points from both Brady Chisman and Miller in the second, including both making a 3-pointer. Also in the second, Andrew Cumberland and Ian Waits each scored one point, and Marcelino scored two points.

The biggest scoring differential was the third quarter at 24-9 in favor of the Broncos. LC’s nine points came from three points by Cumberland, two points by Waits and four points off a basket and two free throws by Miller. In the third, the Mustangs were 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.

The fourth frame consisted of 10 points from the Mustangs, with four points by Marcelino and two points each from Miller, Giordano and Patrick Brown.

Western Brown was led by Yani Williams with 20 points, making 10 two-point baskets, followed by 13 points by Zyon Tull and 10 points from Dylan Novak.

For the game, the Broncos were 4-of-8 from the free-throw line, and the Mustangs finished 7-of-9.

LC also totaled 15 two-point baskets, and made two 3-pointers (Chisman, Miller).

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The Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs lost their Southern Hills Athletic Conference game on the road Tuesday night (Jan. 14) to the North Adams Green Devils by a 78-57 score.

Being on the road in the loss, things weren’t easy for the Mustangs, as they trailed 21-12 at the end of the opening frame.

Things were still tough on LC (2-5, 2-11) in the second with North Adams scoring 24 points in the eight minutes of game time, while LCHS scored 15 points.

The score at halftime was 45-27.

In the third frame, the Green Devils outscored the Mustangs, 16-14, and in the fourth North Adams won by a point at 17-16.

The Mustangs’ scoring had three players in double figures with Ray Conner leading the LC squad with 14 points, followed by Noah Miller with 12 points and Ian Waits with 10 points.

LC also had Blake Marcelino with six points, Brady Chisman with four points, and with three points each were Chase Smaltz, David Giordano and Patrick Brown. Wrapping up the Mustang scoring was Andrew Cumberland with two points.

For the game, the Mustangs totaled 15 two-point baskets, seven 3-pointers (Waits-2, Miller-2, Smaltz-1, Giordano-1, Brown-1).

LC was also 6-of-7 in their free-throw shooting.

North Adams (6-1, 9-5) was led by Seth Meade with 14 points, while Andrew Brand and Austin McCormick each had 10 points.