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Mike Maddock, General Manager
2006-01-06 / Sports

Small Ball

Kip Small leads Keenan over Dreher
Photos & story by Mike Maddock

Photos & story by
Mike Maddock


Keenan’s Kip Small (#44) drives past Dreher’s Case Stiglbauer and Jamie Blackman (#4). Small finished with 21 points.
Keenan’s Kip Small (#44) drives past Dreher’s Case Stiglbauer and Jamie Blackman (#4). Small finished with 21 points. Keenan’s Kip Small finished the first half of the Raiders’ battle with Dreher Tuesday, January 3 draining a three–pointer at the buzzer. Small then finished off the game and the Blue Devils at the foul line. He hit four straight free– throws to thwart a Blue Devil comeback late in the fourth quarter and led his Raiders to a 65–58 victory over a scrappy Dreher team.

The game was tight early, but the Raiders built an 11–point lead by halftime and were up by 12 going into the fourth quarter. Keenan head coach Zac Norris used a half-court zone press to frustrate the Blue Devils and create easy baskets for his team.

Kip Small scored 21 for Keenan. Tim Patrick, Brandon Woodard, and Roderick Cannon each added ten points and Markell Rawls finished with eight points.

Dreher head coach Seth Gilmer called for a full–court press which nearly brought his Blue Devils back from 11 points down with 2:24 remaining in the game.

Keenan senior center Markell Rawls drives for a layup over Dreher senior Catoe White (#25). Rawls had eight points. White sank three three-pointers.
Keenan senior center Markell Rawls drives for a layup over Dreher senior Catoe White (#25). Rawls had eight points. White sank three three-pointers. Dreher’s Kenneth Joyner scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter drawing the Blue Devils to within five with 53 seconds to go. But that is as close as they would get.

Keenan’s clutch free– throw shooting was too much for the Devils to overcome.

Dreher’s Byron Johnson and Catoe White had nine points each. Case Stiglbauer added eight,and Jamie Blackman had seven.

Keenan improves to 8–5. Dreher falls to 5–7.

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