Clarksville, TN – Two free throws by JJ Jones with 1.7 seconds left in double overtime, Friday, December 12th at William Workman Gymnasium, capped a 12-point rally by Clarksville High School, as the Wildcats handed Northwest High School its first District 10-AAA loss of the season, 91-86.
Clarksville High (5-5, 2-2 District 10-AAA) trailed the Vikings 51-39 heading into the fourth quarter, but scored 12 of the first 14 points of the period – including seven by Avery Bates – to cut the deficit back to just two points, 53-51, with 5:48 left in regulation.Bates would finish with 23 points for CHS.
Northwest (4-7, 3-1 District 10-AAA) would push its lead back out to six points, 59-53, following two free throws by Elijah McCoin – who finished the game with game-high 35 points — with 4:32 and still lead by as many as five points, 61-56, with 2:47 left in regulation.
Cameron Stiff would follow by scoring five straight points in a span of seven seconds to tie the game 61-61, with 2:24 left.
Stiff scored 15 points for the Wildcats.
McCoin and JaRyan Young – who scored 33 points on the night – combined to score the next six points for the Vikings to allow Northwest to retake the lead 65-61, with 1:23 left.
A three-point field goal by Teal Young would start a 6-0 run for the Wildcats, as they took a 69-67 lead, with 15.6 seconds left in regulation – the first lead for CHS since they led 32-30 with 6:04 left in the third quarter.
But the Vikings would force overtime with two free throws by Young, who was fouled on a rebound of a missed shot, with 2.4 seconds left, to tie the game 69-69.
In the first overtime period, Northwest would take the early advantage by scoring the first four points and lead the entire extra period until Stiff tipped in a rebound as the horn sounded to force a second extra period, tied at 77-77.
The second overtime period would see the Wildcats score the first four points – to take their first lead over the overtime periods – with Northwest scoring the next four to tie the game 81-81.
A bucket by Young would give CHS the lead back, and one they would hold until Northwest would tie the game for the final time, 86-86, with 26 seconds left following a bucket by Young.
Clarksville High would take the lead for good on a three-point play by Bates, with 15.1 seconds left, but had to withstand a final shot attempt by the Vikings – who missed – with Jones getting the rebound and sealing the victory with two free throws.
In the first half, the two teams went back-and-fourth in the opening quarter with 10 lead changes before the Wildcats came away with a 19-16 advantage after the first eight minutes of play.
The second half would see an early burst by CHS to give the Wildcats a 32-30 lead, with 6:04 left in the period, but the final six minutes the Vikings outscored Clarksville High 21-6 to take their biggest lead of the game, 12 points, heading into the fourth quarter.
Clarksville High 91, Northwest 86, 2OT
|Clarksville High Wildcats||19||8||12||30||8||14||91|
Northwest: Mayrel Randolph 2, Marice Wright 2, JaRyan Young 33, Elijah McCoin 35, Christian Choice 1, Markel Kea 2, Dezman Stacker 11. Team totals 28 25-39 86.
Clarksville High: JJ Jones 8, Evan Cooper 2, Tyriek Cheatham 1, Teal Young 28, Avery Bates 23, Tariq Silver 8, Brevon Johnson 6, Cameron Stiff 15. Team totals 30 25-43 91.
3-point field goals: Northwest 5 (McCoin 4, Stacker 1), Clarksville High 6 (Young 5, Silver 1).
Records: Northwest 4-7, 3-1 District 10-AAA; Clarksville High 5-5, 2-2 District 10-AAA.