The Clear Springs Chargers avenged their earlier season loss to the Clear Creek Wildcats in blowout fashion, 67-44, on Tuesday at Carlisle Field House.
The Chargers are now tied with the Wildcats in the District 24-6A standings.
“It’s a big win, it’s always good to win a rivalry game, but there is a lot of work for us to do in front of us,” said Clear Springs head coach Chris Hairfield.
The Chargers had a two-point lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Chargers would create separation in the second quarter. The Chargers went on an 11-0 run to start the quarter. Marcus Williams and Christian Waller combined for 17 points in the quarter for the Chargers. The aggressive defense by the Chargers led them to a 16-point lead at the half.
“Guys settled in after that first quarter,” said Hairfield. “Everyone was hyped because it’s a rivalry game.”
In the third and fourth quarter, the Wildcats weren’t able to come close to making a comeback.
“We didn’t come ready to play tonight,” said Clear Creek head coach Wes Bryan.
The Chargers got to the free throw line on almost every possession. The Wildcats had two players foul out of the game: Key’Shawn Robinson and Day’Shon Marks.
Emotion started to run high and things began to become chippy, which one would expect in a district matchup.
“We had eight opportunities around the bucket in the first four minutes of the second quarter and we just couldn’t finish,” said Bryan.
The Wildcats were without their point guard Kory Robinson, who is one of the emotional leaders for this Wildcat team.
The Wildcats’ Hunter Smith led the team with 12 points. Marks contributed 11 points.
The Chargers’ Williams brothers, Marcus and Faite, combined for 29 points. Waller added 15 points, with Terrance Woodson tossing in 14 points.