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Missed opportunities cost Valley game

ROANOKE, Ala. — In a game of many missed opportunities by both teams, the Central Clay County Volunteers defeated the Valley High Rams 58-50 in a third-round game of the Handley High Christmas Tournament.

Overall, Valley did pretty well in the tournament, taking two of three games. In an opening-round game they defeated Wadley 75-42 and in the second round got past host Handley 59-56. The team is now 8-5 on the season.

The Rams jumped out to a 5-0 lead before cold shooting set in. They trailed the Volunteers 14-9 at the end of the first quarter and 36-22 at the half. Both teams missed numerous chances to score, sometimes missing two or three shots from in close.

Central Clay maintained their double-digit lead through three quarters before the Rams cut into it in the final stanza. Valley got it down to a three-possession game at one point late in the game, but the Volunteers pulled away at the foul line late in the contest to win by eight points, 58-50.

Davontrez Daniel paced Valley in scoring with 15 points, Jarquez Trammell had 12 points and Quez Trammell 10.