The Dickinson Gators remain atop District 24-6A with Clear Lake after blowing out the Clear Creek Wildcats, 79-56, Tuesday at home.
“They deserved to win,” said Clear Creek head coach Wes Bryan. “They played harder than us especially in the first half.”
The two teams were tied at 9-2 in the district and were a part of a three-way tie coming into this game.
“This whole District 24-6A has been in a double knot and it felt great to loosen one of those knots tonight,” said Dickinson head coach Jason Wilson.
The Gators got out to a 12-point lead at halftime due to bench points and points in the paint.
Jalen Wydermyer had 12 points in the first half, all in the paint. He also helped put the Wildcats’ Donta Smith in foul trouble.
“He’s an incredible athlete,” said Wilson. “He hasn’t even touched his ceiling on what he can possibly do. I’m just glad to have No. 15 on my team.”
Deuce Guidry came off the bench and gave the Gators a spark. He had 13 points at the half. He also was finding his open teammates.
The Gators did more of the same in the second half, and became unconscious from behind the arc. They made 12 3-pointers in the game.
“We tried to chase them off the 3-point, but they kept making the extra pass,” said Bryan.
The Wildcats could never get a run going in the game. The main reason was because of the foul trouble that Smith, Day’Shon Marks and Kory Robinson were in. Those three players are key pieces to this Wildcats team.
The Wildcats’ defense did a great job on the Gators’ star player Tramon Mark, but it was every other Gator that gave the Wildcats fits all night long.
Mark finished the game with 24 points, but 16 of those points came from the free throw line. Wydermyer had 14 points, while Guidry added 22 points off the bench.
The Wildcats had one person in double figures, which was Robinson with 14 points. Smith added nine points.