Fort Gay, W.Va. — Tolsia improved to 2-2 with a massive home victory 73-44 over Man ( 1-1 ) Tuesday night at Rebel Arena.
Ben Clayton knocking down one of his eight three pointers versus Man
Ben Clayton hit 8 three pointers and finished with 27 points to lead the Rebels, Parker Watts tallied 13 points, Bray Mollette added 12 points, Colton Austin chipped in with 8 points, Bryson Muncy had 7 points, David Dingess and Cole Blackburn had 3 points each.
The Rebels hit 11 three pointers and went 20 of 26 from the foul line.
Mingo Central 52 Tolsia 51
The Rebels had two chances to win it but couldn’t convert against the Miners Saturday night at home.
Parker Watts drives toward the basket for two of his 19 points versus Mingo Central Saturday.
Parker Watts led the Rebels with 19 points, Ben Clayton added 11 points, Bray Mollette tallied 8 points, Evan Ball had 5 points, David Dingess and Bryson Muncy chipped in with 4 points each.
Tolsia hit 7 three pointers and went 6 of 13 from the free throw line.
Tolsia 62 Grace Christian 56
The Rebels fell behind early but went on a huge run and then held on for the home opener Friday at Rebel Arena.
Bray Mollette eyes the basket in the first quarter against Mingo Central.
Parker Watts led the Rebels with 15 points, Ben Clayton and Bryson Muncy added 13 points each, Evan Ball tallied 11 points, Bray Mollette chipped in with 8 points, David Dingess had 2 points.
The Rebels hit 4 three pointers and went 2 of 7 from the free throw line.
Tolsia will hit the road for the first time this weekend with road trips to Hannan on Friday and Wayne on Saturday.
Tolsia Head Coach Brian Stacy
“… Great win against Grace Christian on Friday night. They have a good program and to get a win over them feels good. Thought our kids played so hard and that is all I can ask for. We fell behind early but battled back to get the win.”
“… Against Mingo Central Saturday we once again fell behind after another slow start. Battled back and had a shot to win it in the end says a lot about our kids. I wouldn’t take my locker room for any other locker room around.”
Tolsia Senior Ben Clayton
“… It was big for us to get this win tonight over Man to finish our four game home stand with a 2-2 record. Huge for our confidence before we go on a four game road swing beginning Friday with Hannan, Saturday at Wayne and then next week at Tug Valley and Prestonsburg.”
“… It feels great to beat Man. Like I told you in the preseason interview. This is the one I was looking forward to the most because I thought they did us wrong and to pay them back is extra special.”
“… I missed some threes in the first half that felt good but didn’t go in. In the second half it felt like I was shooting into an ocean. I knew they were going to go in. Credit my teammates for looking for me and kept feeding me the ball in good spots.”