Top Seeded Clay Takes Out Miller

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Cole Gilliland was on a mission to clip some wings at the Convocation Center and he did just that in Clay’s 77-50 defeat over Miller.

Clay led Miller 32-22 at halftime and Gilliland’s 15 points and four offensive boards were why.  Gilliland ended the night with 23 points and nine rebounds, six of which were offensive.

The Falcons had a hard time stopping Gilliland, but he wasn’t the only Panther to have the Falcons going in circles.  Clay had four players reach double digits in scoring.  Gilliland had his 23 and was joined by Cameron King with 19 points, Brody Riffe with 15 points and Nate Hinze had 11.

After being down 15 at halftime, Miller could not get the deficit below 10 points and had troubles getting sustained rallies.

Seattle Compston was the offensive powerhouse for the Falcons.  Compston led Miller with 17 points, including threes on consecutive possessions.

Compston acted as a force under the basket using his size to get inside being more physical than his counterpart.  Compston just could not use his size to stop Clay’s shooting from the outside.

Carson Starlin aided Compston on offense with 15 points and three steals.

Gilliland missed just one shot from inside the arc and was 10-11 shooting.  King was 7-9 inside the arc.

Clay (22-2) advances and will stay at the Convocation Center to see Trimble in the District Final.

Miller finishes its season at 11-13.