Photo by Andrew Ottoson
Clearwater Valley's Laban Francis led all scorers with 20 points during a 68-36 Rams win against Orofino Jan. 4.
As of Saturday, January 5, 2019
Orofino played energetically for stretches during the first and third quarters Friday night, Jan. 4, but the Clearwater Valley boys wore them out with a 21-2 run during the second quarter of a 68-36 win over the Maniacs.
Orofino briefly led, 12-11, after scoring four quick points to start the second quarter, but CV regained the lead with a fast break basket and quickly extended it to eight points, 22-14, on a jumper by top scorer Tyler Pressley, who went on to finish with 20 points. Evan Jackson, who scored 17 for CV, canned a tough layup to make it 27-14 late in the second, and the 32 points CV scored during the first half nearly topped Orofino's total.
The Maniacs had 27 through three quarters, but even after scoring back-to-back-to-back threes -- among seven triples on the night -- Orofino trailed by 30-plus for much of the fourth.
Next, the Clearwater Valley boys host Prairie Jan. 8.