Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Basketball: Clippers Survive Brookside’s Best Shot, Then Cut Down Nets as PAC Stripes Champs

SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP — Brookside gave it their best shot.  But in the end, Clearview was able to survive an upset bid from the Cardinals, as the Clippers pulled out an 84-75 win in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover matchup on Friday night.

Brookside shot lights out, shooting 60 percent from the field for the game.

Clearview fell behind early, trailing 18-9 before closing the first quarter on a 6-0 run to trail 18-15 after one.

Clearview and Brookside went toe-to-toe in the second quarter, with the Clippers outscoring Brookside 20-16 to take a 35-34 lead to the locker room at halftime.  After Clearview pushed a lead out to five points at 33-28, Norman Elias hit two three-point field goals late in the first half to pull Brookside back to within one at 35-34.

The third quarter was an offensive explosion — Clearview and Brookside tied 25-25 in the quarter.  Dylan Smith scored 8 of his 12 in the third quarter to lead Brookside.  Gee Newton hit a pair of threes in the third to lead the Clippers.

The Clippers were able to open a lead in the fourth quarter.  Jaylen Paschel scored 8 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.  Clearview led 77-66 midway through the quarter when Brookside’s Dylan Smith fouled out with 4:06 remaining.  But Brookside didn’t give in, going on a 6-0 run to pull back to within 5 points before Clearview iced the game at the free throw line.

Clearview had four players score in double figures — Josiah Hitchens had 18 points.  Jaylen Paschel also had 18 points and added 9 rebounds.  Gee Newton had 13 and Jamir Billings added 11.  Sam Daniels just missed a double-double, with 9 points and a team-high 12 rebounds.  For Brookside, Norman Elias led all scorers with 25, Tyler Horvath had 13, Dylan Smith had 12 and Jacob Cole had 11.

Javon Todd missed tonight’s game after suffering an ankle injury at Buckeye on Tuesday night.

Clearview improves to 15-3 overall and 14-0 in the Patriot Athletic Conference.  The Clippers will host Vermilion in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday evening.  Brookside falls to 4-12 overall and 3-10 in the Patriot Athletic Conference.

After the game, Clearview cut down the nets, celebrating their Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division Championship.  It is the Clippers’ third straight PAC Stripes Division Championship.

In Junior Varsity action, Clearview defeated Brookside 63-44.

Clearview 84, Brookside 75

Brookside                 18                16               25                16              75
Clearview                 15                20               25                24              84

BROOKSIDE (75):  Dylan Smith 4-2-12, Tyler Horvath 5-0-13, Norman Elias 9-3-25, Conner Baughman 3-0-6, Cody Mortensen 1-0-2, Jacob Cole 4-1-11, Nate Brown 2-0-5, Manny McNeil 1-0-2.  TOTALS: 29-6-75.

CLEARVIEW (84):  Jaylen Paschel 4-10-18, Sam Daniels 3-3-9, Darien Jackson 1-0-2, Josiah Hitchens 6-6-18, Joseph Norris 0-0-0, Evan Berrios 2-0-5, Jamir Billings 5-0-11, Gee Newton 4-1-13, Anthony Terry 4-0-8.  TOTALS: 29-20-84.

Turnovers:  Brookside 26, Clearview 15.  Three Point Field Goals:  Brookside 11 (Smith 2, Horvath 3, Elias 4, Cole 2), Clearview 6 (Berrios, Billings, Newton 4).  Team Fouls: Brookside 16, Clearview 8.  Fouled Out:  Smith (B).  Free Throws:  Clearview 20-26, Brookside 6-10.  Bench Scoring:  Clearview 15, Brookside 10.

Junior Varsity:  Clearview 63, Brookside 44.