Clarion men’s basketball falls in weekend game against Edinboro

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The Golden Eagles men’s basketball team played host to Edinboro this past Saturday.
Edinboro was 8-10 (1-7 PSAC West) going into the game and Clarion checked in at 3-12 (1-7 PSAC West).
The game was tight early on with the Golden Eagle trailing by 2 with 6:18 left in the first half.
The close game didn’t last long though due to the Fighting Scot’s went on a 17-0 run to end the half, putting Clarion down 44-27 going into the locker room.
The Golden Eagles came out and fought back early in the second half.
Clarion went on a 19-6 run to get back to within four making the score 50-46.
During that run the Golden Eagles were led by junior guard Marques Jones who scored  9 of the 19 points.
Edinboro then got back on track and went up 58-46 in three minutes, before Clarion answered with a 7-0 spurt behind four points from senior center Mike Kromka, who had 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots, to bring the team within five, points with 8:02 left. Mike Kromka
Freshman guard BJ Andrews credited his coach and the seniors for motivating the team to fight back.
“Coach really got on us and questioned our toughness at halftime,” Andrews said.
“Marques and Mike looked all of us in the eyes and said ‘fight for your brothers,’” Andrews said.
The Fighting Scots fought back yet again going on 9-4 run and regained a formidable lead at 67-57.
Clarion didn’t give up though; fighting until the last second closing the gap to 78-72 with 22 seconds left in the game.
Edinboro kept the lead late due to their foul shooting going 10-16 in the last two minutes of the game.
Jonathan Logan led the Fighting Scots with 18 points and six rebounds, and  Bryan Theriot had 17 points and six rebounds.
Leading the way for Clarion was junior guard DeMarius Miller and fellow guard Jones.
The two compiled 46 points, Mike Kromka also chipped in with 12 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks.
This was the fifth game of the season in which Miller scored more than 20 points, while Jones collected 20 plus for the first time this campaign.
It was also the first time since 2012 that two Clarion players had more than 20 points in the same game.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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