Roundball Roundup: St. Joe knocks off Clay in NIC Clash

The race for the Northern Indiana Conference title will come down to the very last game.

Last night, St. Joe put itself back in the driver's seat.

The Indians defeated Clay 71-60 to improve to 5-1 in the NIC and take a half game lead in the standings. Clay falls to 3-2.

Marcus Johnson led the way with 27 points.

"It was definitely a great game," Johnson said afterwards. "Clay came in here with alot of the momentum we knew that they were going to give us a hard one to get it done in here."

"They were at the top of the conference too so they wanted it just as us. But we were able to get it done."

Marcus Macellari added 18 in the win for the Indians.

Washington and Riley are tied for second in the NIC with 4-1 records.

Adams is in 4th, just one game back of Clay at 4-2, after a 51-48 win at Mishawaka.

LaDarren Roberts led the Eagles with 14. Landon Booker added 12.

The Eagles trailed late in the 2nd quarter before going on a nice run to take the lead at the half.
In the Northern State Conference, Jake Everett scored 11 points to lead Triton to a huge win over Jimtown in a battle of conference unbeteans.

The Trojans are now in sole possession of 1st in the NSC with a 4-0 league record. They are 13-0 overall.
Defending 3A State Champion Plymouth remains undefeated in the Northern Lakes Conference with a 57-45 win over Northridge.

Randy Davis scored 30 points to lead the Pilgrims.

Plymouth is 5-0 in the NLC and 12-2 overall.
Elsewhere in the NLC, Memorial defeated Goshen 59-48.

The Chargers pulled off the doubleheader sweep as the girls team defeated the Lady Redskins 59-47.

The Lady Chargers are 6-0 in conference play.
In NIC girls action, Penn improved to 18-2 on the season with a huge 87-49 win over Riley.

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