Clear Lake humbles Humble 88-68
Posted by Donald Wilkerson on Jan 06 2004 at 04:00PM PST
Clear Lake came out firing early with the hot hand of Dennis Cerny hitting on 5 of 7 from 3 point land in the first quarter. That put the Falcons up 25-13 at the end of the quarter. With 4:40 remaining in the second quarter Ross Mahler was hurt in an under-the-basket play and sat out the remainder of the game with ice on his hip. The Falcons played well at times in the game but kept letting the Wilcats back in. Humble outscored the Falcons 25 to 20 in the second quarter. Nandi Wijay hit a 3 at the buzzer to put the score at 47-38 at halftime. Only 1:53 into the third quarter the Wildcats pulled to within 2 at 47-45 in Lake's favor. At this point it began to look like Baytown Lee all over (except the officiating was only a bit stinky at Humble). Folks were beginning to wonder if the state ranked Falcons would let this one slip through their talons. Lake was able to maintain their lead however and closed out the third quarter with a 6 point advantage, 64-58 . In the fourth quarter the first three minutes and 40 seconds were no different. Shots not falling and turnovers continued to plague the Falcons and Humble was scoring too easily on a much better team. The final four minutes were different though when the Falcons decided they had had enough and cranked it up a notch and started to pull away with better shot accuracy . From this point there was no doubt about the outcome of the game. Scoring for the Falcons: Dennis Cerny had 20 (with 6 of 8 shooting from 3 point range); Connor Atchley had 20 points (4 blocked shots, 8 rebounds); Dennis and Connor each had 4 steals and shared another; Dan Rieke had 13 (with 5 of 6 shooting); Aaron Greenwood had 10(4 of 4); Nandi Wijay had 9; Scott Oswald had 7; Chris Mitchell had 5; Micah Walker and Ross Mahler each had 2. Micah, Dan, and Scott each had 4 assists. The Humble band was positioned directly behind the Lake bench and cranked up the music at every opportunity. This made communication difficult for the Lake players and coaches. Greg Kite, the Humble coach, should reconsider this tactic.
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