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No. 17 Butler’s Clarke taken off on stretcher
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On January 12, 2013 @ 4:00 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — No. 17 Butler lost its leading scorer when Rotnei Clarke hit a padded backboard stand with his left shoulder and was taken off the court on a stretcher.
Clarke, who leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points per game, had a steal and was fouled hard by Dayton’s Matt Derenbecker as he went up for the shot with 8:13 left in the first half Saturday. Clarke went shoulder-first into the padded backboard stand and lay on his back for several minutes. He moved has arms and legs as he was examined.
Clarke gave a thumbs-up sign when he was strapped onto a backboard and taken from the court on a stretcher. He’s been a key to Butler’s 10-game winning streak.
The officials called an intentional foul on Derenbecker.
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