Anthony Puts Up 33 Points in Clarion Win Over Carlow

rp_primary_Williams_01CLARION, Pa. – Andre’ Anthony went off for 33 points and two of his teammates also topped double-digits as the Clarion men’s basketball team overtook Carlow in a shootout on Saturday, winning 104-83 at Tippin Gymnasium. It is the fifth straight win for the Golden Eagles, who are now 5-2 overall on the season.

Anthony was on fire from the outset of the game, scoring his 33 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the field, 5-of-9 shooting from three-point range, and a 6-of-7 night from the free throw line. He also contributed a team-high four assists, four rebounds and a steal in 32 minutes of action. Anthony drove a fast-paced Clarion offense that scored 23 point off turnovers and 18 points on the fast break.

BJ Andrews made three shots from three-point range and finished with 17 on the evening, while Rob Agurs tortured the Celtics by getting to the free throw line 14 times and adding 18 points. Clarion drew 33 personal fouls against Carlow while committing just 16 themselves and outscored the Celtics 36-19 from the charity stripe.

The Golden Eagles were firing at a strong clip from the three-point arc, finishing 10-of-21 (.476) on the evening. They were outrebounded by the Celtics, though, who grabbed 49 caroms to Clarion’s 48. PJ McLaughlin led Carlow with 25 points and also recorded eight rebounds. Tim Gill had the game-high with nine boards.

Clarion came out on a 9-2 run to open the first half, and Anthony and Andrews drilled three-pointers on five consecutive possessions to take a 15-8 lead in the first four minutes of the game. Anthony scored on a fast break lay-up to make it 19-8 with 13:27 to play in the first half. The Celtics pulled to within two possessions late in the period, making it 26-22 at the 8:01 mark, but the Golden Eagles responded and led by double digits for the remainder of the half after Andrews’ third triple of the half. Anthony made a pair of free throws to drive the lead to 48-30 and Clarion led by 16 points at half.

The Golden Eagles’ lead hovered around 20 points for much of the second half and reached a high water mark of 22 after Cameron Grumley’s fast break lay-up made it 73-51 with 12:21 to play. Charlie Scharbo pulled the Celtics to within eight points with 5:32 to play when he scored a transition lay-up. Clarion kept the pressure on and broke triple-digits on Anthony’s dunk with less than a minute to go, and the Golden Eagles locked up the win.

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