Tag: Niko Maxwell
Clark boys basketball started the new season with a decisive 62-42 win over Roosevelt on Monday night. The Cougars were led by senior Niko Maxwell with 12 points and Antonian transfer Justin Brickman, younger brother of Clark alums Jordan and Jason, who also had 12. Adam Perez put up 9 points followed by Shawn Gulley with 8 and Travis Matthews with 6. Other Cougars scoring were John Chapman, Carter Josephs, Mkhael Swaidan, Jake Lindsey and Cal Harr.
The Cougars head to the prestigious Texas Invitational Tournament in Pasadena on Thursday where they will compete against some of the best teams in the state.
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.
Looking to stay ahead of Stevens in the playoff seedings, the Clark Cougars varsity basketball team stepped up, defeating the Falcons 57-56. Niko Maxwell’s final shot of the game sealed the victory. The Cougars currently stand in 3rd place in a competitive District 27-5A with a 9-3 record and 19-8 overall.
Read more about this crucial win from Lorne Chan and the Express News.
Way to go, boys!
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.
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.
The Clark boys basketball team beat Fort Bend Marshall in the Bronze Level Championship game of the McDonalds Texas Invitational tournament. The Cougars won 54-44, led by 12 points from Niko Maxwell. Jacob Palacios added 10 and Adam Perez and Kyle Rutledge each had 8. (continue reading…)
The Clark boys team plays Fort Bend Marshall Saturday in the championship game of the Bronze Bracket of the McDonald’s Texas Invitational in Pasadena. The Cougars lost the first two games of the tournament to Spring DeKaney, 66-50, and Duncanville by a closer 59-55. They pushed back with wins over Pearland, 35-34 and Humble, 57-49. (continue reading…)