Clayton turns back South

by | Feb 1, 2020 | South Johnston

Austin Denning drives for South Johnston at Clayton.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

South Johnston’s varsity boys basketball team was dealt its second Greater Neuse 3-A Conference loss by Clayton on Friday night as the Comets held off the Trojans for a 67-59 win.

Clayton had taken a 65-51 win at South on Jan. 10.

South trailed 38-22 at halftime but closed within three points in a comeback in the most recent meeting. C.J. Ray had 24 points in the loss, including 10 in the fourth quarter.

The outcome dropped the Trojan boys to 17-3 for the season and 4-2 in the league.

Clayton won the girls game, 37-29, in overtime.

The South teams continue league play at West Johnston on Tuesday night.

Thomas Dees puts up a 3-pointer for South Johnston.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

McKinley Sills scores inside for the Lady Trojans at Clayton.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)


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