BASKETBALL: Saint Jo camp meets target

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

National championship coach Clifton McDaniel gave youngsters insight on how to become a better shooter on Monday at “The Dome” in Saint Jo.
McDaniel had a one-day shooting clinic at the school.
“It was good to have a coach of his caliber here,” said Saint Jo head girls’ basketball coach Kyle Sivadon. “He’s had a lot of success, and won national championships at the collegiate level.”
Sivadon said McDaniel ran the clinic like one of his practices.
The pair of coaches go back to when they were rivals in the same district, with Sivadon at Oglesby and McDaniel at Iredell.
McDaniel is the head women’s basketball coach at Arlington Baptist College, where he guided the school to the National Christian Colleges Athletic Association Division II title this past year.
ABC is a small Bible-centered school with an enrollment of about 250 students. Central Baptist Church of Bowie pastor Rocky Lindley serves the school board president here.
The Lady Patriots won the national crown with a 102-99 victory over Hillsdale (Okla.). Read more in the June 15 edition of The Bowie News.

Saint Jo camper Cody Thurman works on his form during Monday’s special shooting clinic at “The Dome.” (News photo by Eric Viccaro)