The Sideline

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Crisp leads Clover Park past Sequim

Led by junior guard David Crisp, Clover Park took control early and rolled to a 60-45 win over Sequim to claim the 2A district title at the Showare Center this afternoon.

Crisp was 12-for-20 from the field and scored a game-high 26 points – 13 in each half – to help the Warriors overcome several comeback efforts by the Wolves.

Crisp and Anthony White, Jr. scored six points apiece in the first quarter as Clover Park shot out to a 15-8 lead. Their pressure defense helped them continue to build the lead in the second quarter, as Phillip Winston’s rebound and coast-to-coast layup with two minutes left in the half put them up 28-14.

The Wolves mounted a couple of comeback efforts in the second half behind senior Jayson Brocklesby, who scored 15 of his team-high 22 points in the period. Brocklesby’s driving layup midway through the period cut it to 34-26, but Crisp quickly answered with a three-pointer to gain back momentum for the Warriors. Leading 41-32 heading into the fourth, Clover Park used a quick 8-0 run – including two layups and a steal and dunk by Crisp – to take control for good.

The Warriors tallied 16 steals on the defensive side, as Winston led the way with four steals and Crisp, Travis Parker, Xavier Means and Glenn Jordan-Fairley had three apiece. White added 10 points for the Warriors, and Means had nine points and 10 rebounds.

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