Lebanon Reporter

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January 4, 2014

Stars overcome 19-point deficit to top Harrison

In the first half Friday night against West Lafayette Harrison, it didn't look like it would be a good start to 2014 for the Western Boone boys basketball team.

But the second half was a different story. The Stars erased a 19-point deficit and out-scored the Raiders 46-19 in the second half to win 64-54.

"You saw the true resiliency of this group of young men," Western Boone head coach Scott McClelland said. "I know that is kind of coachspeak, but you really did. From where we were at the beginning of the season, we just continue to grow and get better throughout the year. It was just major contributions from different kids throughout the course of the night."

After starting 0-5, the Stars have now won three straight.

McClelland said this was an important game to continue the success they had started before Christmas break.

"I think for us more than anything, this was another game for us to build," McClelland said. "We got better right before Christmas, I thought we got better during Christmas break and I thought tonight was important because we were playing a good, well-coached team. It just added momentum for us as we head into a busy week. I made the comment after the Fountain Central win that we were back on the course. Now, not only are we back on the course, we are moving forward on it. We aren't moving full speed yet, but we are moving."

The Stars trailed by seven after a quarter, but saw the Raiders continue to build the lead in the second quarter, leading by 19 with 1:15 left in the half.

Western Boone ended up trailing by 17 at the intermission, but McClelland said there wasn't any panic in the locker room.

For more of this story, read Saturday's Lebanon Reporter.

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