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Johnstown’s Will Orr (13) comes down with a rebound during Tuesday’s Licking County League game against Utica. Johnstown’s Cody Blevins looks on as do Utica’s Colin Bates (0) and Mitchell Marston (21). The Johnnies won, 65-55.
Johnstown’s Will Orr (13) comes down with a rebound during Tuesday’s Licking County League game against Utica. Johnstown’s Cody Blevins looks on as do Utica’s Colin Bates (0) and Mitchell Marston (21). The Johnnies won, 65-55. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
December 11, 2013 10:19 am EST

 

UTICA — The Johnstown Johnnies may have managed to get out of Utica with their undefeated record still intact. But they left knowing they had been in a battle.

The visiting Johnnies blew an early 20-point lead, then managed to hang on and defeat the Utica Redskins, 65-55, in their Licking County League clash on Tuesday.

“I was proud of the way we fought,” said Utica coach Brian Radabaugh. “Johnstown’s a very good team.”

The Johnnies got a huge start when senior Will Orr (29 points) came out firing, landing four 3-pointers in the first quarter against a Redskins’ team that came out flat.

“Orr’s a great player and a great shooter,” said Radabaugh. “We knew that coming in. We missed a couple of assignments on him that we need to watch on film and clean up but some of those shots, you can’t defend much better. It’s just hats off to a good player.”

Junior Jake Taylor did his damage from closer in, scoring six of his eight points in the first half, including a bucket to give the Johnnies their biggest lead of the game, 25-5, to start the second quarter.

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