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Kenwood High Knights set tone early in 72-41 win over Clarksville High Wildcats

Kenwood High SchoolClarksville, TN – Kenwood High School recorded scoring runs of nine and 11 points in the first quarter against Clarksville High School, January 24th in their District 10-AAA matchup, and were never threaten by the Wildcats in a 72-41 victory.

The game was only tied once, 3-3, after the Knights (17-4, 8-1 District 10-AAA) Daniel Norl and Clarksville High’s Teal Young traded three’s to open the game.

Norl would score 12 of his game-high 20 points in the opening quarter.

Kenwood boy's basketball defeats Clarksville High 72-41. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)
Kenwood boy’s basketball defeats Clarksville High 72-41. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

But Young’s three was followed by a 9-0 run by Kenwood over the next 3:16 to put the Knights up 12-3.

Young would hit one of two free throws, with 3:17 left in the opening quarter, to end the first Knights’ run, but Kenwood closed out the quarter by scoring the final 11 points to lead after eight minutes of play, 23-4.

The second quarter would see Kenwood bump its lead out to 24 points, 30-6, in the first 2:30 of the quarter – including five straight points from Keith Dowlen.

But the two teams would only score four points each over the final five minutes of the opening half to give Kenwood a 34-10 lead at intermission.

The second half didn’t start out much better for Clarksville High, as Kenwood outscored the Wildcats 18-8 over the first 3:18 of the third quarter to build its lead out to 34 points, 52-18.

Jimario Rivers would score six straight points during that third-quarter run, while Legree Hairston added two buckets from behind the three-point arc.

Rivers finished with 16 points and Hairston 12 points.

Clarksville High would put together its best stretch of scoring in the final 3:23 of the third quarter by outscoring the Knights 9-6 to make it 58-27 after three quarters of play.

The final quarter saw the Knights build their biggest lead of the game, at 66-31, three minute into the final period, with both teams emptying their respective benches over the final four minutes of the game.

The Wildcats would outscore the Knights 10-6 over the final four minutes, to play even with Kenwood in the period 14-14, but still finish with a 31-point loss, 72-41.

The Knights return to action January 27th, as they host Springfield High School in a District 10-AAA make-up game from December 6th, while Clarksville High hosts Northwest High School on January 28th.

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Box Score

Kenwood 72, Clarksville High 41

1 2 3 4 Final
Clarksville High Wildcats 4 6 17 14 41
Kenwood High Knights 23 11 24 14 72


Clarksville High: Jeff Webb 3, J.J. Jones 2, Teal Young 9, Avery Bates 8, Tariq Silver 4, Brevon Johnson 9, Cameron Stiff 6. Team totals 16 7-12 41.

Kenwood: Kyrus Newman 2, Angel Hall 3, Matthew Norl 2, Jimario Rivers 16, Daniel Norl 20, Kenya Mosley 6, Legree Hairston 12, Keith Dowlen 5, Shaw’rik Martin 1, Treshawn Foster 3, K.J. Kimble 2. Team totals 27 9-14 72.

3-point field goals: Clarksville High 2 (Webb 1, Young 1), Kenwood 9 (D. Norl 2, Mosley 2, Hairston 3, Dowlen 1, Foster 1).
Records: Clarksville High 7-14, 3-7 District 10-AAA; Kenwood 17-4, 8-1 District 10-AAA.

Chris Austin
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Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University. Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS. Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA. Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

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