Despite having surgery to repair his broken nose, Tate Brawley led all scorers with 24 points as the Vikings defeated Clay 70-64. (Leader photo/JOSEPH WEISER)
Despite having surgery to repair his broken nose, Tate Brawley led all scorers with 24 points as the Vikings defeated Clay 70-64. (Leader photo/JOSEPH WEISER)

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Niles holds off South Bend Clay 70-64

Published 7:46am Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gabe Stokes scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Niles rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to defeat visiting South Bend Clay 70-64 in boys basketball action Tuesday night.

The Vikings (7-9) trailed 17-11 after one and 34-30 at halftime.

Niles outscored Clay 17-13 in the third quarter to knot the score at 47-47 heading into the final eight minutes.

That’s when Stokes took over and helped the Vikings hold off the Colonials.

Tate Brawley, who had surgery to repair his broken nose Monday, led all scorers with 24 points. Jeremy Wortham added 10.

Martavious Richmond had 17 points for Clay.

The Vikings are back in action tonight as they head to Benton Harbor to make up a Big 16 West Division contest with the Tigers. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.

 

Niles 70, Clay 64

CLAY 64

Dion Harris 16, Sherard Cosey 11, Martavious Richmond 17, T.J. Hursey 9, Jalen Clark 6, D’Ante Franklin 3, Traylen Simpson 2, Tevin Arnold 0, Thaias Burris 0. TOTALS: 26 7-13 64

NILES 70

Jeremy Wortham 10, Connor Glick 2, Matt Miller 2, Gabe Stokes 19, Ra’Quon Glenn 6, Tate Brawley 24, Gavin Rasler 7, Donte Murphy 0, Adam Langmeyer 0. TOTALS: 22 21-32 70

 

Clay                 17       34       47       64

Niles                11       30       47       70

 

3-point baskets: Clay 5 (Cosey 3, Richmond 1, Hursey 1), Niles 5 (Stokes 4, Brawley 1). Total fouls (fouled out): Clay 25 (Hursey), Niles 18 (none). Varsity records: Clay 5-13, Niles 7-9

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