Clippers use rebounding advantage to upend Gobles
Whenever a basketball team out-rebounds its opponent by 18, the odds of a win are pretty good.
Such was the case for the Martin in their boys’ basketball showdown with Gobles on Friday, Jan. 30.
The Clippers held a 45-27 edge over the Tigers on the boards and ended up claiming the 71-61 SAC North win.
Sixteen of Martin’s rebounds were of the offensive variety.
“I think rebounding was the difference,” Martin coach David Curry said. “We controlled the boards and were physical, which limited (Gobles’) chances on the offensive end.”
Tanner Curry led the way on the glass for the Clippers (5-7 overall, 3-3 in the SAC North), collecting a game-best 18 rebounds. Teammate Brandon Buell was close behind with 13.
“Tanner and Brandon dominated the glass,” the elder Curry said.
Despite that dominance in the rebounding department, the game wasn’t an easy one for the Clippers. In fact, Gobles erased what had been a 25-21 halftime lead by Martin to go ahead midway through the third quarter.
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