While giving Clear Creek and Clear Falls everything they could handle in a pair of close setbacks in their first two 24-6A boys’ basketball affairs, the Alvin Yellowjackets were unable to recover from a slow start in a 66-40 defeat to Clear Springs Friday night at the AHS Competition Gym.
Coached by Alvin graduate Chris Hairfield, the Chargers jumped to a commanding 15-2 first-quarter advantage and never relinquished the upper hand. The Jackets (8-14 overall, 0-3) attempted to fight back behind sophomore forward Brayden Wright’s three-pointer and a field goal by junior guard Carson Keithley to cut the gap to 20-9 after one period and Alvin then closed within 22-15 in the second on senior forward Caleb Elsey’s three-point play.
However, Springs still carried a 30-21 lead into the break and ultimately broke the game open with an 18-4 run in the third quarter.
Wright led Alvin with 12 points and Elsey added 10 points. Leading the way for the Chargers were Garrett Rooker with 18 points, Terrence Woodson with 14 points and Kyle Burt with 12 points.
Other game totals for Alvin included sophomore Chris Touch with five rebounds, junior Samuel Bell with four rebounds and Keithley with two assists.
The Jackets next play at Clear Brook on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Clear Springs 69 Alvin girls 54 - The Lady Yellowjackets (10-13 overall, 1-3 in 24-6A) dropped a 15-point contest to the Lady Chargers on Friday in League City.
Springs jumped to a 16-8 advantage after one period and maintained an eight-point cushion at 31-23 at intermission.
Lady Yellowjacket senior guard Andreea Mancha led all scorers with 23 points, while freshman Mercedes Mancha and sophomore Emma Robles added seven points apiece. Andreea Mancha also contributed five rebounds and three assists in the contest.
Jenna Green paced the Lady Chargers with 20 points and Vianey Galvan scored 15 points.
Other game totals for Alvin included junior Rayvin Burkhart with eight rebounds, junior Mariah Byone with seven boards and sophomore... Click here to read full article