PARMA HEIGHTS — Holy Name pulled away in the fourth quarter, defeating Clearview 86-69 in an OHSAA Sectional Championship game from the North Ridgeville district on Friday night.
But it wasn’t all lowlights for the Clippers. Javon Todd became the newest member of Clearview’s 1,000 point club in the final game of his senior year. Todd’s 24 points tonight give him 1,001 career points for the Clippers.
Clearview and Holy Name played toe-to-toe in the first quarter, with the Green Wave leading 17-16 after a quarter. Quentin Richardson scored 11 in the quarter for Holy Name, while Jaylen Paschel and Javon Todd had 5 each for the Clippers.
The Green Wave outscored Clearview 24-12 in the second quarter to open a 41-28 lead at the half. Jack Kenneally had 7 and Aidan Hickey had 6 for the Green Wave in the period. Javon Todd added 6 more points on two three-point plays.
Clearview attempted to make a couple of runs in the second half, getting the lead down as low as seven points at one point, but Holy Name was able to withstand the Clipper push and get buckets down the stretch.
As Holy Name pulled away in the fourth quarter and the season was coming to a close, the focus turned to Javon Todd and his quest for his 1,000th career point. Todd came into the game with 977 points in his career, needing 23 to reach the century mark. He entered the fourth quarter with 17 points in the game, needing 6 in the final period to reach the milestone.
Todd hit a free throw and a field goal to get to 997 career points, then drove to the bucket and drew a foul with a made basket. Sitting on 999, Todd missed the free throw with about a minute to play. Clearview was able to get another possession and Todd drove to the basket and scored to cross the century mark with 21.9 seconds to play in the game.
After the game, Todd celebrated with coach John Szalay and his family for this accomplishment.
Todd received a standing ovation from the Clearview fans in attendance, and received acknowledgement after the game. The game ball will return home to Clearview for Javon.
The Clippers say farewell to three seniors — Javon Todd, Jaylen Paschel and Dylan Rebman — each who had great careers with the Clippers. Paschel had 15 points tonight and Rebman added 4. Sophomore Jamir Billings also had 16 points for Clearview.
The Green Wave had four scorers in double figures — Quentin Richardson had 21, Calvin McPherson had 19, Jack Kenneally had 15 and Aidan Hickey had 12.
Clearview finishes the season at 17-7 overall. Holy Name moves to 18-5 overall. The second-seeded Green Wave will face the third-seeded Bay Rockets in a district semifinal on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the North Ridgeville Academic Center.
Holy Name 86, Clearview 69
Clearview 16 12 21 20 69
Holy Name 17 24 18 27 86
CLEARVIEW (69): Jaylen Paschel 5-1-15, Chase Christensen 0-2-2, Joe Norris 1-0-2, C.J. Fleming 2-0-4, Javon Todd 9-5-24, Dylan Rebman 2-0-4, Jamir Billings 6-0-16, Jordan Reed 1-0-2. TOTALS: 26-8-69.
HOLY NAME (86): Quentin Richardson 8-1-21, Sam Esposito 0-0-0, Calvin McPherson 8-0-19, Jack Kenneally 6-2-15, Joe Schmock 3-2-9, Sean Springer 1-2-4, Richard Forgach 1-0-2, Jamie Bourdess 0-0-0, Tony Carter 2-0-4, Aidan Hickey 6-0-12, Armani Burton 0-0-0, Nate Dzuroff 0-0-0, Josh Petrilla 0-0-0. TOTALS: 35-7-86.
Turnovers: Holy Name 16, Clearview 10. Three Point Field Goals: Clearview 9 (Paschel 4, Todd, Billings 4), Holy Name 9 (Richardson 4, McPherson 3, Kenneally, Schmock). Free Throws: Clearview 8-11, Holy Name 7-13. Team Fouls: Clearview 14, Holy Name 9. Fouled Out: None. Technical Fouls: None. Bench Scoring: Holy Name 17, Clearview 8.