The Clear Springs Chargers’ second half domination led them to an 80-59 win Friday over the Clear Brook Wolverines.
The Chargers have now won four straight games in District 24-6A.
The Chargers had a one-point lead heading into halftime, but one wouldn’t be able to tell that if they looked at the final score.
It was all about the Chargers after the halftime break. In the middle of the third quarter, the Chargers went on a 15-4 run to give them some cushion. It was the first big run by either team in the game.
“We talked about rotations and shutting down the paint, (those) were all the things I thought we weren’t doing well in the first half,” said Clear Springs head coach Chris Hairfield. “We settled down on offense and started using our size advantage a little bit and it rolled from there.”
The Wolverines’ Caleb Chapman was getting anything he wanted in the first half in the paint. He had 14 points in the first half, but finished with 19 points in the game. He scored just five points after the Chargers made their adjustments at halftime.
Throughout the game, Faite Williams was a constant part of the Chargers’ offense and no one could slow him down from the Wolverines. He scored 28 points and scored at will. He only made one 3-pointer in the game but was getting to the basket at will.
“He means a lot to this team, he’s our emotional leader,” said Hairfield. “He’s the guy in practice talking to people and telling them what to do and where to be. It’s tough to stop him once he gets going.”
The Chargers had two players in double figures, besides Williams. Kyle Burt had 14 points and Tylan Jackson had 10 points, both had dunks that got the fans out of their seats.
The Wolverines’ Kendrick Christian and Nakia Johnson had 11 and 12 points respectively. The Wolverines dropped to 2-3 in the district.
The Wolverines face Alvin at home in their next game, while the Chargers (4-1 in district) are on the road against Friendswood.