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The Cyclones were edged out of postseason play by #3 North Central in the D1-6 subdistrict game at Ainsworth on Tuesday night.
Clearwater-Orchard trailed early in the contest, but came back in the second to tie it up 27-27 at halftime. OC continued to roll in the third, earning a 5-point lead as they entered the final quarter of play. It all came down to the last 8 minutes of the game. The Knights were able to hold the Cyclones to just 4 points in the fourth while putting up 15 of their own to secure the 51-45 win over OC.
Two Cyclones put up impressive double-doubles on the night as Jacob Long scored 14 points and swiped 15 rebounds, and Liam Odell hit 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Other scorers were Ryan Wilhelm with 10 points and Blake Hoke with 9 points.
OC 12 15 14 4 45
NC 18 9 9 15 51
Clearwater-Orchard: Kirby Willats 1r; Jacob Long 14p, 15r, 3a, 2s, 2b; Liam Odell 12p, 11r, 2a, 1s; Blake Hoke 9p, 3r, 2a, 3s; Ryan Wilhelm 10p, 9r, 2s, 1b; Chris Kester 2a, 2s.