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Lake Clifton-City boys hoops: Fireworks aplenty

Every basketball game I cover, I always draw a 'star' on my notepad to signify a big play. It could be anything from a monster dunk to a smooth assist to a big block.

Usually, I may have four or five 'stars' scribbled down over the course of a game and feel fortunate.

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In Tuesday's Lake Clifton-City boys game -- a 69-61 win for the Lakers -- I counted a whopping 15. Lake Clifton senior point guard Josh Selby provided nine by himself in his 41-point performance.

Here's a chronological list of the highlight reel plays in Tuesday's showdown:

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First quarter

3:30 left -- Selby gets out in transition and records the first of his seven dunks. Lake Clifton 11, City 4.

2:48 -- Lake Clifton's senior forward Jeff Fields spins in the lane to get to the basket. Lake Clifton 13, City 4.

2:21 -- Selby finds senior center Kyree Watson with a behind-the-back pass on a two-on-one break for an easy layup. Lake Clifton 15, City 4.

Second quarter

4:47 -- Selby gets behind the City defense for a fast break dunk. Lake Clifton 23, City 11.

4:24 -- Selby again finished with a strong dunk. Lake Clifton 25, City 11.

3:12 -- City senior center Jordan Latham dunks over Watson. Lake Clifton 25, City 15.

1:49 -- City sophomore forward Charles Tapper spins to the basket for a layup. Lake Clifton 25, City 17.

:49 -- Watson takes a pass inside from Selby and finishes with a powerful dunk. Lake Clifton 27, City 17.

Third quarter

7:19 -- Fields goes baseline for a driving layup. Lake Clifton 31, City 20.

5:45 -- Selby crashes through the lane, finishes strong and is fouled for a three-point play. Lake Clifton 34, City 23.

4:40 -- Latham emphatically dunks. Lake Clifton 37, City 28.

4:01 -- Selby follows miss with huge follow dunk above the rim. Lake Clifton 39, City 28.

2:16 -- Selby goes coast to coast and finishes with a layup. Lake Clifton 43, City 32.

1:51 -- Selby steals at midcourt and goes in alone for another dunk. Lake Clifton 45, City 32.

Fourth quarter

:17 -- Selby avoids getting fouled and slices through a number of City defenders up the court to close with his final jam. Lake Clifton 69, City 59.

-- Glenn Graham

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