Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 5, 2013

Clintwood washes past Grundy in battle of the Waves

By LLOYD COMBS for the Daily Telegraph
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

CLINTWOOD, Va. — Transition was the name of the game for Clintwood.

The Greenwave blasted the Golden Wave, 95-66, in non-district play before a very small crowd Monday night at Howard Deel Gymnasium.

Robbie Mullins scored a career-high 38 points and was out in front of a Clintwood transition game that beat Grundy down the court most of the night.

Dalton Dahley hit his first three three-point tries in the first quarter and finished with 14 points for Clintwood, which hit 16 of its first 20 shots from the field, including a series of fast break lay-ups.

Charles McCoy and Dylan Billiter each scored 17 points for Grundy, which made an impressive 16-2 run to make it a one-point game at halftime.

The Golden Wave (2-16) could not slow the more experienced Greenwave down in the third quarter. Mullins was 7-for-7 from the field in the opening quarter, and all seven shots came in the paint.

Mullins led a 20-4 run to open the second half that gave Clintwood (10-10) a 64-47 lead. The final margin was the biggest.

“We go through spurts where we look pretty good, at least offensively,” Grundy coach Jeremy Ratliff said. “But we’re still just a young team where we don’t have experience, and we’re facing teams with a lot of seniors leading the way. And that makes a big difference.”

McCoy grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out nine assists. Another Grundy sophomore, Blake Cehajic, also posted a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds for Grundy, which held a whopping 51-31 edge on the boards.

Sophomore Baylen Dillow added 10 points for the Golden Wave. Tyler Ross added 13 points for the Greenwave.

 

At Clintwood

GRUNDY (66)

C. McCoy 17, Billiter 17, J. McCoy 6, Cehajic 11, Dillow 10, Hawkins 3, Nash-Cleek 0, Viars 2, Harr 0.

CLINTWOOD (95)

Turner 6, Meade 8, R. Mullins 38, Dal. Dahley 14, N. Mullins 4, Boggs 4, Ross 13, Robinson 4, Saado 0, Dak. Dahley 4.

Grundy.........20   23  10   13 – 66

Clintwood.....30   14  27   24 – 95

3-point goals – Gru 6 (Billiter 3, C. McCoy 2, Hawkins), Cli 6 (Dal. Dahley 4, Boggs, Ross).