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Clear Lake will attend three tournaments this season. The CCISD Carlisle-Krueger Classic (the oldest boys basketball tournament in Texas), the Gregory Portland Tournament (close to Corpus Christi), and Cedar Park (outside of Austin). After the tournaments, see the results of each below.
Results of each game of each tournament will be stated under each tournament's heading.
For a complete explanation of the playoff scheme in Texas Boys basketball, go to the "General Info" Page on the menu above and click on the first link: "Region III Playoff General Information".
The 2016-17 basketball season drew to a close tonight when Clear Lake was defeated in the first round of the playoffs by a very tough Alief Taylor squad. Taylor led by as much as 15 in the third quarter but Lake closed the gap to pull ahead with 16 seconds gone in the final quarter. The lead changed multiple times in the 4th period.
Junior Ajare Sanni had 29 points on 7 of 30 shooting from the field. He was a perfect 12 of 12 from the free throw line. Ajare fell 2 points short of breaking the CLHS single season scoring record (888 pts.) set by Richard Law in 2002. Zaid Harris had 14.
Although a young team with only two seniors seeing much action, this was a special team and this was a special season. With their second leading scorer and rebounder (Jeremiah Maldonado) out for the season with a knee injury, several players stepped up to clinch victories in close games, of which there were many. Of the 9 Lake losses this season the average deficit was 3.7 points. No team defeated Lake by more than 5 points.
As of December 2016.
Each game, per official, Two or Three person crew
Varsity $ 70
Sub Varsity $ 50
Junior High (7th and 8th Grade)
6 Minute Quarters $ 35
7 Minute Quarters $ 40
8 Minute Quarters $ 45
Bi-District $ 75
Area $ 85
Quarter-Finals $ 95
Regional Semi-Finals $ 105
Regional Finals $ 105
In the last district game of the 2016-17 season, Clear Lake defeated Clear Springs to place 2nd in the district. Dickinson won the district championship with a 13-1 record tonight when Clear Brook upset the Gators 70-69. Clear Brook will claim the third spot but a playoff game between Friendswood and Clear Springs will be played Friday night to determine the 4th place district position. Friendswood earned the right to vie for a playoff spot with an overtime victory over Alvin tonight.
With a 38 point performance in tonight's game, Lake's Ajare Sanni is well within reach of the single season scoring record set by Richard Law in 2002. Ajare needs 31 more points to break the record. Zaid Harris had another standout performance with 18 and Riley Abercrombie had 12. Clear Lake continued their impressive free throw shooting with 78% made from the line. The team averages 75% for the season.
Clear Lake will face District 23 3rd place finisher Alief Taylor next Tuesday in the Bi-district round at Dobie High School at 7:30pm.
Lake finishes the regular season 24-8, 11-3