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The Cyclones continued to weather a challenging early-season schedule on Tuesday, this time traveling to take on Riverside.
In the girls matchup, the Chargers launched out of the gate while the Cyclones struggled to find the bottom of the net in the first half. Eventually, fortunes began to turn for the better for Clearwater-Orchard but ultimately they were unable to complete the comeback in a 55-38 loss.
As they have for much of the year, Grace Rittscher and Brooklynn Chipps led the Cyclone attack with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Chipps also pulled down 10 rebounds while Rittscher came away with six assists. Katie Stearns added nine points for the Cyclones.
The boys game was a much closer affair, with the two squads battling it out to the very end. At the end of the third, the Chargers clung to a 45-44 lead over the Cyclones. Clearwater-Orchard was unable to pull out the victory as they were outscored 16-10 in the fourth quarter of the 61-54 loss.
The Cyclones were led by Jacob Long's double-double consisting of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Blake Hoke and Liam Odell added 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Cyclones while Ryan Wilhelm accounted for eight points and eight rebounds. Chris Kester dished out five assists.