STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Are you ready for some basketball, as in the inaugural Laurel Eye Clinic Midweek Hoops game between Clarion and Clarion-Limestone that can be heard right via exploreRadio and exploreClarion.com.
(Photo of Clarion’s Cal German (right) and C-L’s Deion Deas. Photos by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)
Fans can listen to the game from Clarion-Limestone High School live on exploreClarion.com. Go straight to the website and the player will work on any mobile device (you may need to hit the play button in order to get the stream to play) or click here to listen.
The Kerle Tire Pre-Game Show will start at 7:20 p.m. with Mike Kalinowski and “The Governor” Bob Dunkle on the call with Chris Rossetti providing pre- and post-game interviews.
C-L enters the game at 1-1 on the season after splitting a pair of games at the Grove City Tip-off Classic, while Clarion is 0-2 after losing twice at the Keystone Tip-off Tournament.
In the early going this year, C-L is without 1,000-point scorer Ian Callen, who hurt a knee during football season. A timetable for Ian Callen’s return hasn’t been established.
Without its senior leader, the Lions have turned to junior Deion Deas and sophomore Hayden Callen, Ian’s younger brother, to lead the way. Deas is averaging 28.5 points per game through two contests including a 31-point performance in a season-opening loss to General McLane and a 26-point effort in a win over Fort LeBoeuf. Hayden Callen, meanwhile, adds 18.0 points per game and is coming off a 20-point effort in the win over the Bison.
Sophomore Cal German leads the way for Clarion averaging 21.0 points per game including a 29-point effort in a loss to DuBois Friday night. But German is the only Bobcats player averaging more than six points per game early on. Nick Frederick and TiJon Faulk-Taylor both come in averaging six per contest, but all 12 of Taylor’s points came Saturday in a loss to Keystone when he hit four first-half threes on his way to the career-high 12 tallies.
The following local sponsors have signed on to make KSAC Hoops possible: