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In the final regular season game in District 24-6A the Clear Lake Falcons claimed the district championship outright with an impressive victory over Clear Springs by a score of 88-72. For those of you who know what carbon paper is, this game was a carbon copy of the first round game against Springs. This game was close at the half 35-33, Lake up by 2. The Falcons took charge immediately in the second half and put on an impressive offensive display scoring 53 points in the half. Ajare Sanni led all scorers with 29. Riley Abercrombie had 20 and Casey Davis had 19. Seven players scored. The Lake talent off the bench continues to impress the crowd.
When you check out the Playoff information on this website (General Information) you will know our first place Falcons will face the 4th place team in District 23. In that district, as a consequence of Alief Hastings losing and George Ranch winning tonight, they are tied for 4th place so there will be a tie breaker game Friday night to determine 4th place. Lake will play the winner of that game. We will not know who or where until late Friday night so the time and place will be posted on this website Saturday. In addition, a bracket showing all the first round matchups in our region (III) will be posted.
A couple of words about the level of varsity competition in our district this year. DAMN TOUGH. Our district had at least 4 teams that could beat any other team in the district on a given night. Overall, the level of competition this season was among the highest I have seen in almost two decades. So, winning the district championship this year is an outstanding accomplishment. As a consequence, our team is well seasoned and very ready for the playoffs. In addition, our team seems to be peaking at exactly the right time so many Falcon followers are eagerly awaiting the playoffs.
By the way, our Freshman A Team finished the season as District Champs by only losing 1 game all season. Not 1 district game ---1 game all season. Remarkable. Way to Go guys!!! Only the varsity goes into the playoffs after the regular season is completed. Shucks! I would really like to see our freshmen play some more games right away.
For those who might not understand how the playoffs are set up, go to the "General Information" Section (click on menu item above) and choose "Region III Playoff General Information". Here you will find a complete explanation of the basketball playoff scheme for Texas 6A schools. The playoffs will start one week after the Lake-Springs game.
Clear Lake is now 29-5, 12-2.
6 - 2190 and above
5 - 1150 - 2189
4 - 505 - 1049
3 - 225 - 504
2 - 105 - 224
1 - 104.9 and below
Note: schools are allowed to opt up to a higher classification. This is rare but does happen every year.
Friday night in Carlisle Field House another great basketball game between these two teams was added to the history books in a rivalry that stretches back to 1972. In what everyone knew would be a tough, grind it out contest, the Clear Lake Falcons and the Clear Creek Wildcats showed fans what the rivalry between these two schools looks like up close. With playoff berth positions on the line for both teams, this was a must win game. In the first round game between these old rivals, the Wildcats prevailed by 4 points. Fortunately the Falcons prevailed tonight.
In their last regular season road game, the Falcons were quite a ways from playing as well as they can but it was enough. Barely 56% free throw shooting (15/27) and 9 turnovers so the Lake squad has some homework to do if they hope to advance in the playoffs. Fortunately, Creek only shot 42% from the stripe.
The fans were treated to standout performances from Jeremiah Maldonado (20 points and 11 rebounds) and Zaid Harris (10 points and 7 rebs.). Ajare Sanni had 15 points and Riley Abercrombie had 12. Other players had a significant impact on the outcome of the game that cannot be measured in points scored. Jamail Pink still missing from the lineup due to prior illness.
Speaking of playoffs, for those who might not understand how the playoffs are set up, go to the "General Information" Section (click on menu item above) and choose "Region III Playoff General Information". Here you will find a complete explanation of the basketball playoff scheme for Texas 6A schools. The playoffs will start one week after the Lake-Springs game.
A victory over Clear Springs Tuesday night will seal the deal for the Falcons and make them District 24 6A Champions. Clear Lake is now 28-5, 11-2.
In a hard fought victory that was more difficult to achieve than many expected, the Clear Lake Falcons led by 11 at the end of the first quarter but the Mustangs battled back to be down 30-28 at the half. It was 49-40 after three and the Falcons put it away in the fourth but it was not an easy victory.
There were more illegal (uncalled) screens by Friendswood than I have seen in years. Too many elbows, not too punishing, but certainly uncalled for, by a team that will not make the playoffs.
For Lake Ajare Sanni had 25, Jere Maldonado had 20, and Riley Abercrombie had 14.
In other action Creek was defeated by Dickinson 79-56 so the game Friday with Creek will have the Wildcats super pumped to whip the Falcons. You will not want to miss this game.
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 Clear Lake over Clear Brook 91-64
Solid win for the Falcons as 5 players had double figures. Season high 20 points for Zaid Harris (16 in first half). 18 for Ajare Sanni. 16 off the bench by Jake Mather in a standout performance considering the very limited minutes he has seen this season. 12 of Mather's points were in the fourth quarter. Casey Davis had another impressive outing scoring 13 (with 8 rebounds) and Riley Abercrombie had 11. Brook fought hard and the outcome was not evident until well into the third quarter. Jeremiah Maldonado remained inactive due to concussion protocol.