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Oneida overcomes slow start at Jellico

JELLICO  |   has had a lot of big nights this season, but perhaps none of them were as big as the night Keeton had on Monday.

The junior scored 33 points to lead his team to an 85-63 win over Jellico, while also pulling down five rebounds and recording four assists.

Oneida led Jellico most of the night, after a strong start by the Blue Devils.

Jellico led by as much as 10 points in the first quarter. But Oneida battled back, trimming the deficit to six points at the end of the opening period, then going on a 26-10 run in the second quarter to take a double-digit lead of its own to halftime. 

The third and fourth quarters saw Oneida continue to expand the lead, eventually reaching the 22-point margin with just over a minute remaining in the game.

In addition to Keeton’s big night, finished with 14 points and nine rebounds, turning in one of his biggest games of the season.

While those two were the only Indians in double figures, — who has spent much of the season recovering from a knee injury — finished with a season-high nine points.

Oneida was only able to turn Jellico over 11 times. But the Indians took care of the basketball just as well, and shot 52% from the field.

Jellico, on the other hand, shot only 37%. 

Carson Bolton scored 21 points to lead the Blue Devils.

ONEIDA (85): M. Keeton 33, Brawner 14, Gr. Keeton 9, Ga. Keeton 9, Huling 8, Spradlin 6, Bell 4, Zachary 2.

JELLICO (63): Bolton 21, McNealy 16, Zecchini 8, Baird 6, Jeffers 5, Terry 4, Webb 3.

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