Clark Cougar Sports


by on Feb.23, 2010, under Basketball

Elhad Emerllahu

Elhad carries the Cougars to victory

Behind senior Elhad Emerllahu’s 37 points, the Clark Cougars blew out the East Central Hornets in the first round of the 2010 basketball playoffs 91-66.  Playing at St. Mary’s University on the court he might call his college home, Emerllahu had his way with an over-matched Hornet team.  Jason Brickman posted 25 and Ansley Benjamin added another 18.

The Cougars jumped ahead early but the Hornets shooters heated up and they took a 15-7 lead with three and a half minutes in the 1st quarter.  The Cougars put their own run together and tied the game 18-18 before East Central closed the quarter with a 3 point shot to make it 21-18 Hornets at the end of the 1st.

Clark regained its composure in the 2nd quarter, outscoring the Hornets 25-18 and went up 43-39 into halftime.  The second half was all Cougars as they scored the first 7 points on their way to a 21 point quarter, holding East Central to just 7 points in the 3rd.   With a 64-48 lead starting the 4th, the Cougars kept up the scoring and shut down the Hornet defense for the victory.

Next up for the Cougars, now Bi-District Champs is the Area game against Austin Bowie.   Clark vs. Austin Bowie will take place Friday or Saturday at a site to be determined.

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Fred Goodwin

    As usual, the E-N is ignoring all but the top area teams, not reporting (as of 9AM today) that Reagan lost a tough match to Bowie last night, 57-45. The Coogs will face Bowie, but I haven’t heard of a date or location.

    Other than Clark, 28-5A went 0-3 against 27-5A in the first round, with Stevens losing to Judson (39-37), Warren losing to top-ranked Wagner (105-53), and Victoria Memorial taking a win over Taft (48-36).


    The game will be Friday at 8pm at Hays High School in Buda.

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