Clear Lake Defeats Alief Hastings 70-63 in Opening Round of Playoffs

Posted by Donald Wilkerson on Feb 19 2018 at 04:00PM PST
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Bi-District Playoff vs. Alief Hastings 70-63

Sometimes Clear Lake doesn't fire on all cyclinders when they face a worthy opponent. Tonight was one of those nights. Despite not playing their best and playing defense in the paint at times that you could drive a car through on your way to the bucket, the Falcons defeated the Hastings Bears by a score of 70-63. Zaid Harris (14 points, 7 rebounds) had another standout game as did Shae Suianoa who continues to make his presence known any time he is on the court. Jeremiah Maldonado had 13 points. Ajare Sanni kicked in his usual 28 points with another impressive outing. The Falcons went a very respectable 11 of 14 (78.6%) from the line which always helps in a close contest.

Holding true to form, Lake outscored their opponents 20 to 16 in the 3rd quarter. This was the difference in the game but this was a very close contest. It was not an easy victory. If Lake hopes to continue to win in these playoffs, this should have been a wakeup call for them. Some of the players need more fire in their belly. They need to play with more determination and grit on both ends of the court.

 Clear Lake faces North Shore at Pearland High School Friday night at 7pm. We will be the visitors so wear blue.


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