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Clarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s boys basketball team would hold the Rossview High School offense to just 13 first-half points and 23 total points through three quarters, Friday, December 5th on its way to a 58-45 District 10-AAA victory.
The Wildcats (4-4, 1-1 District 10-AAA) didn’t fare much better early-on, as they only managed three points over the first 6:17 of the game, before taking the lead for good, 5-4, on a jumper by Tariq Silver – with 1:43 left in the opening period.Silver would finish with 11 points.
Clarksville High would lead the Hawks (4-3, 0-2 District 10-AAA) 8-6 after the first quarter and extend that lead out to nine points, 17-8, after holding Rossview to just two points over the first 6:07 of the period.
Rossview would close the gap as the two teams headed into intermission, with the Hawks getting a three from Jay Glenn and a two-point field goal from Cannon Campbell to see Clarksville High take a six-point advantage into intermission, 19-13.
Campbell would lead all scorers with 17 points.
Cameron Stiff would open the second half with four quick points for the Wildcats to give them their first double-figure lead of the game, 23-13, with 6:43 left in the period.
Clarksville High would extend that lead out to 12 points, 27-15, before Javon Vaughn would knock down a pair of 3s for Rossview to make it 29-21, with 4:02 left.
Vaughn would finish the game with 11 points.
The Wildcats would respond by closing the quarter by outscoring the Hawks 8-2 and taking a 14-point advantage into the final eight minutes of play, 37-23.
But Rossview wouldn’t go down without a fight.
Still trailing by 14 points, 40-26, with 6:06 left in the game; Campbell would score seven straight points over a span of 1:23 to get the Hawks back to within seven points, 40-33, with 4:27 left.
But that would be as close as the Hawks would get the rest of the way, with the Wildcats pushing their lead back out to 13 points, 49-36, with 1:35 left.
A bucket by Cannon and two free throws from Isaiah Phillips got the Hawks back to within nine points, but Clarksville High sealed away the game by hitting five-of-six free throws and getting baskets from JJ Jones and Avery Bates to come away with the 13-point victory, 58-45.
Jones finished with 12 points for Clarksville High.
Clarksville High 58, Rossview 45
Clarksville High: JJ Jones 12, Tyriek Cheatham 11, Teal Young 6, Avery Bates 4, Tariq Silver 11, Brevon Johnson 4, Cameron Stiff 10. Team totals 21 14-18 58.
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
TopicsAustin Jackson, Avery Bates, Brevon Johnson, Cameron Stiff, Cannon Campbell, CHS, Clarksville, Clarksville High, Clarksville High School, Clarksville TN, Dec. 5th, District 10-AAA, Hawks, Isaiah Phillips, Jackson Parker, Javon Vaughn, Jay Glenn, JJ Jones, Logan Miller, Luis Amesty, RHS, Rossview, Rossview High School, Tariq Silver, Teal Young, Tyriek Cheatham, Wildcats
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