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For the first time since 2007 the Clark boys basketball team has advanced to the 3rd round of the playoffs. The Cougars beat Madison on Thursday night 49-37. Clark grabbed the lead in the first quarter and never relinquished it. Niko Maxwell led the Cougars in scoring with 16, Jake Chapman had 12 and Kyle Rutledge added 10. Also scoring were Ansley Benjamin and Jacob Palacios with 4 each and Adam Perez with 3. (continue reading…)
The Clark boys basketball team won their bi-district game against Corpus Christi Carroll 80-71 on Tuesday night in Victoria. Clark was led this time by Niko Maxwell who had 18 points. Guard Adam Perez had 14 points and seniors Ansley Benjamin and Jacob Palacios added 12 points each. Jake Chapman joined in the scoring with 10 followed by Carter Josephs, Kyle Rutledge, Cal Harr and John Chapman.
The 24-8 Cougars will take on Madison in the second round. Date and location TBA.
WAY TO GO COOGS! BEAT MADISON!
Clark boys basketball handed the Taft Raiders their only district loss of the season on Saturday by a score of 67-55. With some hot shooting the Cougars ran up a halftime lead of 41-26. Leading Clark in scoring was junior guard Adam Perez with 15. Kyle Rutledge had 12, Ansley Benjamin scored 9 and Jake Chapman added 8. Also contributing were Carter Josephs and Niko Maxwell with 7 points each and Jacob Palacios with 6 points.
With one game remaining in the regular season, Clark is tied with Warren for second place in the district race with a 12-3 record. Taft wins district with a 14-1 record.
The Cougars close the season with Marshall on Wednesday at Paul Taylor at 6:00pm.
The Clark boys basketball team dominated the hardwood in a 49-33 victory over O’Connor. The Panthers managed to score only 6 points in the first half to Clark’s 20. Ansley Benjamin and Adam Perez each had 15 points for the Cougars while Kyle Rutledge added 9. With an 11-3 record Clark is in 2nd place in District 27-5A. They take on the first place Taft Raiders on Saturday at 1:30 at Paul Taylor.
After two “nail biter” games in the last ten days, the Clark boys basketball team took care of business against Holmes on Saturday with a 59-49 win. The Cougars were led in scoring by Ansley Benjamin with 13 and Adam Perez with 10. Kyle Rutledge added 9 and Shawn Cason had 8 points in the victory. The boys are now tied with Warren for second place in district.
Meanwhile, the Clark girls lost a tough one against the Huskies, 39-32.
Both teams face O’Connor this week. For the girls it’s Tuesday at 6:30 at Paul Taylor – their last game of the season. The boys play on Wednesday at Paul Taylor.
GO GET ‘EM COOGS!
The Clark boys basketball team took care of business against Jay tonight, winning 59-44. Leading all scorers was Ansley Benjamin with 17 points. Niko Maxwell added 13 and Adam Perez had 10 points for the Cougars. The win keeps Clark in second place in district play – a half game ahead of Warren. Clark faces Warren in a showdown next Tuesday.
The Clark girls found the going a bit tougher against the #1 ranked Jay Mustangs, losing 69-48. Melanie Schwartz scored 15 for the Cougars followed by Sam Beimer with 7 and Hannah Gulley and Kristen Lye with 6 each.
The Clark boys basketball team notched another victory in the second half of their district season this week, beating brandeis 58-46. Jacob Palacios led all scorers with 15 points, followed by Ansley Benjamin with 13 and Adam Perez with 10. The Cougars are 7-2 in district play.
Meanwhile, the Clark girls lost a close one in overtime to the broncos by a score of 61-59. Donna Matthews led the Clark scoring with 16 and Hannah Gulley added 10. The Cougars take on the challenge of the tough Jay Mustangs on Friday.
GO GET ‘EM COOGS!
On a day when the Clark girls basketball team got a much needed district victory over O’Connor, the boys team suffered its first district loss of the season. The good news was a 44-39 win that brings the girls into a 3-way tie for 4th place in District 27-5A at the halfway mark of the district season. The Cougars were led by Melanie Schwartz with 17 points and Kristen Lye with 10. Clark outplayed O’Connor in the 3rd quarter, scoring 10 points to none for the Panthers. The girls are now 4-4 in district. Next up is Taft on Monday at 7:00 at O’Connor.
The boys meanwhile move to 5-1 in district play with a 39-44 loss to the Panthers. Adam Perez and Ansley Benjamin led the scoring with 9 points each while Niko Maxwell had 7. The Cougars will try to rebound when they take on district leading Taft on Monday night at 8:30 in the gym at O’Connor.
The #5 Clark Cougars exploded for a 12 point lead in the third quarter against the #9 Warren Warriors and survived the final quarter frenzy to remain undefeated in District 27-5A. Clark defeated Warren 67-59.
The Warriors started the game with a 3-pointer and stepped out to a quick 7-0 lead. Down by 8 points with 5:35 left in the quarter, the Cougars went on a 12-5 run to make it a one point game on a Jacob Palacios bucket plus one with two minutes left in the quarter. Ansley Benjamin finished the quarter with a sweet move to the basket with 22 seconds left to give the Cougars a 18-17 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.
Both teams attacked the basket in the 2nd quarter, including back to back 3-pointers from Warren. A Sean Cason jumper ended the quarter and the Cougars trailed by one, 33-34 going into the half.
Several Cougars from this year’s varsity football team were recognized for their efforts on the field. Coaches from District 27-5A voted on the players (coaches are not allowed to vote on their own players).
|2010 27-5A All District Team|
|1st Team Offense||1st Team Defense|
|DeAndre Holmes||Running Back||Jimmy Kueber||Defensive Line|
|Tim Grona||Offensive Line||Kris Patino||Outside Linebacker|
|Daniel Durke||Defensive Back|
|2nd Team Offense||2nd Team Defense|
|Brandon Yates||Wide Receiver||Manny Menezes||Linebacker|
|Austin Wise||Tight End|
|Logan Hanna||Offensive Line|
|Webb Williams||Kicker||Mekeba Henderson||Defensive Line|
|Josh Kern||Quarterback||Peter Rozanski||Defensive Back|