SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Clearview Clippers showed their resiliency tonight, withstanding a furious rally from Keystone to get back into the game, and move to 7-1 overall with a 64-49 in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover matchup.
The Clippers dominated the first half. Clearview led 15-6 after a quarter and led 38-21 at the half, leading by as many as 20 in the first half at 34-14. The Clippers forced 15 Keystone turnovers in the half, and had eight players in the scorebook in the half, led by Chase Christensen and Jamir Billings who each had 9 points in the half.
But Keystone didn’t quit. The Wildcats went to their bench to start the second half and their reserves made a strong push. Keystone outscored Clearview 20-10 in the quarter as the Wildcats forced ten Clearview turnovers in the quarter, pulling with 7 at 48-41 after three.
Keystone’s Sean Satterlee hit a three early in the fourth quarter to pull Keystone as close as four points at 48-44. From there, the Clippers took back over. Jaylen Paschel had 8 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, and Javon Todd hit a critical three to extend the Clearview lead to 57-47, opening the game again.
Jaylen Paschel and Jamir Billings tied for team-high scoring honors for the Clippers tonight, each with 12 points. Joe Norris added 11 off the bench while Chase Christensen scored 9 in his first start on the season. Bryan Sayers had 11 points to lead the Wildcats.
Clearview improves to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the Patriot Athletic Conference, while Keystone falls to 7-5 overall and 6-1 in the Patriot Athletic Conference. Clearview will host Brooklyn on Friday night in a PAC Stripes Division matchup, which will be the Hurricanes’ final visit to Clearview as a PAC rival for boys basketball.
In the junior varsity contest, Keystone defeated Clearview 64-46. The freshmen game went to Clearview, as the Clippers squeaked by Keystone 33-31.
Clearview 64, Keystone 49
Keystone 6 15 20 8 49
Clearview 15 23 10 16 64
KEYSTONE (49): Kollin Rodick 2-0-5, Ethan Sokolowski 3-1-7, Ashton Waite 0-0-0, Kevin Mealwitz 2-0-5, Matt Mealwitz 2-0-4, Mason Strader 4-0-8, Bryan Sayers 5-1-11, Sean Satterlee 2-2-7, Jacob Shackelford 1-0-2. TOTALS: 21-4-49.
CLEARVIEW (64): Jaylen Paschel 6-0-12, Josiah Hitchens 2-0-4, Chase Christensen 3-0-9, Joe Norris 5-0-11, C.J. Fleming 1-0-2, Javon Todd 2-0-6, Dylan Rebman 0-0-0, Dre’ Taylor 1-0-2, Jamir Billings 3-5-12, Jordan Reed 3-0-6. TOTALS: 26-5-64.
Turnovers: Keystone 23, Clearview 15. Three Point Field Goals: Clearview 7 (Christensen 3, Norris, Todd 2, Billings), Keystone 3 (Rodick, K. Mealwitz, Satterlee). Free Throws: Keystone 4-7, Clearview 5-14. Team Fouls: Keystone 17, Clearview 16. Fouled Out: None. Technical Fouls: None. Bench Scoring: Clearview 21, Keystone 18.
Junior Varsity: Keystone 64, Clearview 46.
Freshmen: Clearview 33, Keystone 31.