Summertown Eagles Basketball

Summertown's comeback falls short against Spring Hill

In the boys’ game, it was the battle that always seems to happen when these squads meet.    The squads swapped baskets, and the lead, several times thru the first period.   A jumper by Bubba Clifton and a put-back basket by Jordan Chard put the Eagles up 10-8 with 2:51 to play in the first, then the Raiders went on a 11-3 run to close out the period and led 19-13 at the end of the first.    The raider run would continue into the second period, as they opened with a 9-0 run to lead 28-13 and force a Summertown timeout with 5:20 to play in the first half.   The Raiders would have a 21-14 scoring advantage in the period and led 40-27 at the half.


In the second half, the Eagles would begin a slow comeback.  A pair of treys by Eli Matthews, sandwiched around a pair of free throws by Craig Allen began to whittle down the Raiders’ lead.     Summertown had a slight 28-23 scoring advantage in the third period and cut the Raider lead to 63-55 going into the final period.    In the final period, the Eagles would continue their comeback, and sparked by a pair of old-fashioned 3-point plays by Jared Wright and Matthews, the Raiders lead was only 74-70 with 1:53 to play, but the Eagles could draw no closer down the stretch and fell by a final score of 84-79.


The Eagles were led by Bubba Clifton with 22 points (1 trey), Eli Matthews with 19 (4 treys), Jordan Chard with 14, Craig Allen with 11 (3 treys), Jared Wright with 8, Blake Gray with 3 (1 trey) and Zach Long with 2.


Bubba Clifton nets his 1000th point

SUMMERTOWN – With 4:57 remaining in the third period of Summertown’s win over Eagleville Saturday night, Eagles point guard Bubba Clifton sliced inside the lane for short jump-shot, scoring the 1,000th point of his High School career.  


During a brief stoppage of play, Summertown coach Les Trotter is shown presenting Clifton with a ball to commemorate this achievement.


Clifton, a Senior, entered the season with 973 career points.  He netted 7 points at MooreCounty on Friday night and had a game-high 24 points in the win versus Eagleville on Saturday.    Congratulations Bubba !!    

Summertown Thumps Eagleville

In the boys’ game, Summertown would control the opening tip and took an early 2-0 lead, then Eagleville would answer and briefly take a 6-4 lead with 6:18 remaining in the first.   Summertown would then go on a scoring spree, as Bubba Clifton and Jordan Chard were unstoppable and put the hosts up 15-6 with 4:51 to play in the opening period.     Eagleville would never recover and  Summertown held a 19-12 lead at the end of the first.     It would get no better for the visitors in the second period, as Summertown would hold 26-18 scoring advantage in the period and led 45-50 at the intermission.

The halftime adjustments made by Eagleville at the half played right into Summertown’s hands, as the hosts would explode to a 25-10 scoring advantage in the period, doubling the lead to 70-40 by the end of the third and coasting to the win by a final score of 81-45 – as the mercy rule had a running clock the majority of the final period.

Summertown was led by Bubba Clifton with 24 points (3 treys), Jordan Chard with 23 (1 trey), Eli Matthews with 9 (2 treys), Jared Wright and Zach Long with 6 each, Sam Curtis with 4, Craig Allen, Nathaniel Morrison, Seth Wright and Blake Gray with 2 each and Neylan Franks with 1.     Eagleville was led by Jesse Scott with 13 points.

Summertown Rolls on Moore County

In the boys matchup, the Eagles would get off to a slow start, as the hosts took an early 6-2 lead, but they soon righted the ship on multiple 3-pointers and forcing multiple Moore County turnovers.   Back to back 3-pointers by Craig Allen and Eli Matthews, then a trey by Jordan Chard, a steal by Chard and a layup by Allen, followed by another trey by Bubba Clifton put the Eagles up 18-9 with 2:51 to play in the first.  The Eagles led 28-9 by the end of the period.    The winner of the contest was known at this point – the only question would be the final margin.

The Eagles continued the barrage in the second period, extending their lead to 43-22 by the intermission, then to 66-36 by the end of the third period, and coasted to the win by a final score of 83-50.

The Eagles sank a total of 10 treys in the contest.   The Eagles’ balanced scoring was paced by Jordan Chard with 15 points (1 trey), Zach Long with 14, Neylan Franks (2 treys) and Craig Allen (2 treys) with 10 each, Eli Matthews with 9 (3 treys), Bubba Clifton with 7 (1 trey), Kason Glass with 5 (1 trey), Jared Wright, Sam Curtis and Blake Gray with 4 each and Nathaniel Morrison with 1.

Summertown Eagles take flight at Moore County tonight!

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