JV Camels look tough as they defeat Pendleton County 55-47
1/14/2006 - by Nathan Eten
Falmouth, KY - It was a typical cold January night as the Campbell County Camels travelled to Falmouth to take on the Wildcats from Pendleton County. The Camels came into the game with a lot of intensity and eagerness to win and that is exactly what they did.
In the first quarter the JV Camels did not get off to a great start, nor did the JV Wildcats. The first quarter saw Campbell County guard, Andy Franzen getting 5 of the Camels 7 points, Ryan Eten had the rest to give the Camels 7, at the end of the first. Pendleton would put up 9 with the leadership from their foward, Mark Hickey who had 4 points early on. The Wildcats ended the quarter by hitting a three pointer at the sound of the horn, the assasin's name, Jeremy Mudd, who had a great game for the Cats. It was 9-7 at the end of the first eight minutes of play.
In the second quarter the pace picked up a little bit. The quarter started off with a series of offensive fouls by Pendleton, but soon it was Richard Harden who would knock down a trey from beyond the arc. That would put the Wildcats on top by 5, 12-7. Soon after that, Wildcat, Jeremy Mudd, would knock down a couple of jumpers to add to his scoring total. The Wildcats jumped out with a 7 point lead 18-11, with about three minutes left in the half. Pendleton would control the second quarter, but the Camels were still in the game, especially after Andy Franzen layed one up to give the Camels only a eight point deficit at the half. At the end of two, it was 24-16, Wildcats.
Anxious to get back into the lead the Camels fought their hardest to get back into this one. They were led throughout the game by the great play of their guard, Andy Franzen, who would end the game with a game high, 26 points. Franzen led off the second half with another lay-up for two. The Camels were back in this one, 26-26, with 3:05 to go in the third. It would go back and forth just like this for the remainder of the quarter. The Cats would keep it close and at the end of three it was the Camels 38, the Wildcats, 35.
This game would be won by the team who had the best fourth quarter. The Camels got off to an early start, when Jon Verst hit a two-pointer, that extended the Camel lead to five. Pendleton would score two of their own, this time by Mark Hickey. However, the Camels would go off on a little scoring streak with six unanswered points. Andy Franzen with four and the other two by Brian Sauerbeck. That gave the Fighting Camels a 46-39 lead. The Wildcats showed strength by trying to come back, but their efforts would not be enough to take down the purple and gold. Franzen, Eten, and Jordan Parks would all score in the final minutes of play as they guided their team to a big vicory over the Wildcats from Pendleton County. The final score on the board would read 55, Camels, 47, Wildcats.
Despite shooting 8/19 from the FT line the Camels were able to pull out a victory tonight at Pendleton. This game set the table for the Varsity game between the same teams. The leading scorers for tonight's game were Andy Franzen from Campbell County with 26 and Jeremy Mudd from Pendleton with 20.