Crest sweeps Chase
Crest lit up the scoreboard Monday night at Chase, hitting the triple-digit mark in a 103-48 win over the Trojans in boys basketball.
“I thought we played well for the first quarter and a half,” said Chase head coach Joe Jessen. “We just missed too many open shots and got behind. Then they ran away from us. That’s been the story of our season.”
Chase got off to a good start as Tyrell Boykins nailed a 3 off the opening tip.
Crest responded with a 13-0 run, highlighted by two dunks and capped on a Justin Foster layup. The teams traded baskets until Crest’s Travis Dawkins converted a rare four-point play. Malik Young hit a 3 late in the quarter to cut the deficit to 24-13.
Crest opened the second quarter 4-0 run and continued to pull away from Chase despite the best efforts of Boykins who hit a runner and a baseline jumper. Bruce Squires then converted a three-point play, but Fowler drew an intentional foul and a dunk. That pushed the halftime score to 43-21.
Crest exploded out of the locker room on a 10-2 run with six of those points coming from Jaylon Wray. A three-point play from Caleb Lancaster did little to stem the tide as Crest led 61-32 midway through the quarter.
Jerick Haynes then went on a long personal run as the Chargers closed the quarter with a commanding 75-36 lead.
Boykins started the final frame with a 5-0 run including an acrobatic three-point play. Darius Dowden made the most of his playing time as he converted a backdoor layup. But the night belonged to the Chargers as they began to trap in the game’s final minutes in order to reach the century mark. They reached their goal with the 103-48 win.
Boykins led Chase with 19 while Hays had 27 for Crest.
Girls' game: Crest 72, Chase 32
Chase girls found their shooting touch in the fourth quarter, but it was three quarters too late.
Chase only scored a single field goal in the first half as they fell 72-32 to Crest Monday night.
"In that fourth quarter, Crest played their freshmen and sophomores and we beat them with our freshmen and sophomores,” said Chase head coach Todd Davis. “That gives me hope for the future.”
Chase had trouble on the boards from the opening tip allowing Crest to grab 10 offensive rebounds in the first two minutes. As a result, the Lady Chargers broke out to an 8-0 lead. Kyra Davis nailed a deep 3 to break the streak but Crest used their size to make repeated trips to the foul line and they led 17-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Things did not improve for Chase in the second as Serinity Crosby had two-straight steals and layups. Chase was held without a field goal and limited to five foul shots, trailing 34-8 at the half.
Chase opened the second half with basket by Alisha Brooks, but Adiyah Ussery ran off six points in a row for Crest. Davis answered with a layup, but by that time the tally stood at 45-12.
The Lady Trojans did have a highlight-reel play at the at the end of the quarter as Sidney Freeman swished a half court shot at the buzzer to make the score 56-15.
That bucket seemed to ignite the Chase offense. Davis hit three shots from beyond the arc. She fished the frame with 12 points to make the final score a little more respectable at 72-32
With her fourth quarter outburst, Davis led Chase with 19 points while Caleia Jones led Crest with 20.