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Catholic holds down Kingston in regionals


HUNTSVILLE — Kingston's Chism Floyd was a popular player on Thursday night in the Class 1A Region 1 Tournament in Huntsville.
Floyd was so popular that Ozark Catholic sent two players with him every step he made in the Thursday night game
The plan had some success as the Griffins ended the season for Kingston, 65-58.
Ethan Clark started Kingston on the right foot. He drained a trey just seven seconds into the game.
Ozark Catholic scored then Hunter Farrar drained a big trey for the Yellow Jackets.
Scoring eight points in a row, the Griffins jumped out to a 10-6 lead.
Colton Clemons ended that run for Kingston and later another trey by Clark made it a 14-11 contest at the first break.
Kingston continued to hang around.

Farrar nailed two charity tosses and then Clemons scored again after taking a pass from Floyd. That bucket made it a 16-15 game with just over six minutes left in the first half.
Things then went south for Kingston.
Ozark Catholic scored the next eight points. That run was stopped by a Floyd basket
Kingston managed seven more points in the quarter.
Clemons hit two free throws on two trips to the line and Josh Cooper rattled a 3-pointer home and then followed that up with two free throws.
The Griffins led Kingston, 35-24.
In the third period, Ozark Catholic added more points to its lead. Kingston trailed, 49-34.
Kingston was not finished. The Yellow Jackets went to work in the fourth period. They had the Griffins jumping around before Ozark Catholic secured the win.