Boys basketball roundup: Douglass' Stephen Clark scores 65 points — but Trojans lose
Clark scores 52 of his 65 points in the second half. The crowd at Bossier Invitational gives Clark a standing ovation after Douglass coach Terry Long pulls his star player out of the game, a 106-92 loss to Airline High School.
Douglass point guard Stephen Clark did everything he could to carry the Trojans to a win Friday night.
Clark scored 65 points, including a perfect 27-of-27 at the free throw line, but it wasn't enough for Douglass in a 106-92 loss to Airline High School of Bossier City, La., in the Bossier Invitational.
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“He did it all,” Douglass coach Terry Long said of Clark. “He defended, he scored, hit 3s, penetration, dishing the ball. He left everything on the floor.
“He played a key role in just about every possession we scored on. It was a phenomenal show. I took him out at the end, and the entire crowd gave him a standing ovation.”
Clark made eight 3-pointers on the night, scoring 52 of the 65 points in the second half.
“I wasn't really thinking about it,” Clark said. “I was just worried about trying to win the game. We had a couple guys get in foul trouble, so I had to be the scorer.
“I just wanted to win, though. That's all I care about at the end of the day. This was probably good for us, because we can figure out what we need to do to become a better basketball team.”
The loss eliminated the Trojans from the tournament, dropping their record to 4-3 with all three losses coming to out-of-state competition. They will be back in action at Star Spencer on Tuesday.
PUTNAM CITY TO FACE UNION IN PCI FINAL
Tulsa Union has established itself as perhaps the top contender in the Class 6A race, and Putnam City will get a shot to take the down Redskins on Saturday.
With a 71-65 win over Midwest City on Friday, PC avenged last year's loss to the Bombers in the Putnam City Invitational title game and earned its spot in this year's final.
David Bush scored 22 points to lead the Pirates, and Ronnie Boyce added 17.
Union advanced with a 63-47 win over Putnam City West. The title game will tip off at 8 p.m. Saturday at Putnam City.
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