The Dark Horse varsity boys basketball team got a good home win on Tuesday against the 4A Cape Fear Colts, 76-55.
The Colts jumped out to a first quarter lead, but the Horses turned it around the second quarter and never gave up the lead after that. The scores by quarter: 10-15; 32-25; 54-38; 76-55.
In speaking about the win, Clinton head coach Randy Jordan said, “We got great contributions from everyone on the team. We’ve got some tough guys on the bench and they really stepped up.”
The scoring was fairly even, with Ray Quan Faison putting in 15 points; Jalen Banks, 13; and brothers Jeramiah (freshman) and junior Josiah Pope, each putting up 10 points.
“J.C. Evans, our point guard, got in foul trouble. Jaquan McLean came off the bench and took over the positron and did a great job. He scored 6 points and had 5 assists,” asserted Coach Jordan.
He added that his junior starter, Jalen Banks, played the best game of his high school career so far with 7 rebounds along with his 13 points.
Coach Jordan also commented on the sixth man on the court - the Clinton crowd. “Our fans really do a lot for the team. I really appreciate the crowd that comes out to cheer us on,” he said.
Clinton’s record moves to 2-0 and they travel into Leopard Country on Friday. “We’re looking forward to a good old fashion Sampson County backyard brawl at Lakewood,” Coach Jordan joked.