No. 8 Lake Clifton boys cruise, 73-46

Still smarting from a two-point home loss to No. 15 City last Thursday, Lake Clifton drilled visiting Walbrook, 73-46, last night by getting "back to the basics," coach Herman Harried said.

"Fundamentals and the basics start with defense, and everybody communicated and played great defense tonight," Harried said of his No. 8 Lakers (8-1).


Terrence Jones led four Lakers in double digits with 19 points, including five of his team's eight three-pointers. Jason Sharp followed with 17 points.

Maurice Elliott scored 13 to go with his game-high 12 rebounds, and Antione Allen chipped in 11 points as the Lakers led 32-16 at the half and ended up shooting 44 percent (28-for-63) from the field.


The visiting Warriors (7-2) missed their big man, 6-foot-8 senior Kevin Thompson, who tore a knee ligament in a holiday tournament and will be out for three weeks.

Senior guards Rupert Rose and Dan Rowlette led the Warriors, who shot only 28 percent (19-for-67), with 11 points each.

Pat O'Malley

Westminster 72, Bowling Brook 62 -- Cody Simmons scored a game-high 24 points, hitting six of his team's nine three-pointers to lead the host Owls over the Thoroughbreds. Westminster (8-3) also got 20 points from center Brett Harman and 13 from center Bobby Krauk and shot 55 percent from the field. Bowling Brook (10-6), which has matched its highest win total since 2002, got a team-high 22 points from forward Ja'bril Williams. Williams scored 10 in a span of 2:29 during the third quarter to lead a 12-0 run that cut a 16-point deficit to four. The Thoroughbreds got within two late in the third quarter before the Owls scored nine straight to regain control. "That's senior confidence," said Westminster coach Brett Kanther. "A lot of these guys have been [on the varsity] since they were sophomores, and they don't get rattled." Steffen Dixon and Joe Parker scored 12 each for the Thoroughbreds.

Rich Scherr

Carver 54, Samuel L. Banks 78 -- Anthony Gregory (23 points, 12 rebounds) and Harry Robinson (11 points) combined for five points in overtime to lead the host Bears (3-9) past the Lions. Banks was down 42-26 at halftime but came back to tie the game. Avery Allen scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to lead the comeback.

Girls basketball

No. 8 Western 85, Douglass 31 -- Mischa Minor had a quadruple double with 19 points, 10 assists, 10 steals and 10 rebounds for the visiting Doves (9-3).



No. 10 Hereford 39, No. 14 South Carroll 26 -- State champion Josh Asper (16-0) scored a 7-3 decision over state runner-up Tyler Mullen (22-1) of South Carroll (13-4) to win a battle of unbeaten 160-pounders at Hereford (8-1). Hereford's Sean Gunn (119), Zach First (125) and Louis Stiffler (285) had pins for last year's 2A-1A state duals runner-up.

Lem Satterfield