Henry Clay Grounds Eastern Eagles

Henry Clay defeated host Eastern 82-77 this past Friday, December 11, despite Isaiah Tisdale’s, one of the top high school basketball players in the state, two charging fouls limiting him to just four minutes of playing time in the first half. Henry Clay’s Jordan Houston and Leander Ridgeway shot 50 percent (11 of 22) in the second half and won rebounding 40-26. Eastern managed to shoot 3.2 percent more than their adversaries, but it was not enough to change the tide. Eagle Braxton Johnson’s three-pointer gave Eastern a temporary 45-43 lead in the third quarter, but Henry Clay answered with a 15-6 surge and won the game.

Eastern\'s Chance Moore (11) faced Henry Clay\'s Jordan Jones (10) for the tip.Eagles G Braxton Johnson (10) put up a short jumper just outside the lane.Jordan Houston (44) pulled a rebound away from Eastern\'s Javen Rushin (25).Chance Moore (11) cut past Walt Finch (34) while eyeing the hoop.Sugar Ray Wyche (2) brought the ball into front court for the Eagles.Chance Moore (11) penetrated the defense.Kobey Jones (23) lost his footing and hit the deck.Eastern F Caleb Williams.Javen Rushin (25) attempted a layup over Leander Ridgeway (3).Dominique Knight (0) drove the lane.Jordan Lyons (5) surveyed the court for an open teammate.A foul put Javen Rushin at the free-throw line.Henry Clay\'s Isaiah Tisdale (00) challenged Eastern\'s Dominique Knight (0) under the basket.Eagles G Kobey Jones.Kobey Jones (23) took a trip to the free-throw line.Caleb Williams (24) got off a shot while surrounded by the defense.Dominique Knight (0) drove through the defense.Eastern coach David Henley had a chat with Kobey Jones on the bench.Dominique Knight (0) put up a late three for the Eagles.