The Bisons ran their winning streak to six games Monday night with a 75-47 thrashing over host Philipsburg. Clearfield was able to overcome a sluggish start and score 48 second half points to pull away from the Mounties.
Things did not look good at the start for the Bisons as they continuously turned the ball over and were unable to convert open looks. Clearfield trailed 7-0 early before a Jarrin Campman three pointer, and were able to tie the game up at 10-10 at the period buzzer on a three pointer by Trey Campman.
\”We came out sloppy tonight. Coming into the game we knew P-O hadn\’t won a game yet and I think the kids thought they could just walk out on to the court and we would win by 50, but the game doesn\’t work that way,\” said Clearfield Head Coach Forrest Campman.
Things weren\’t much better for the Bisons in the second quarter as they continued to turn the ball over and allow the Mounties to hang around. A Jeremy Priester three pointer gave the Bisons a 27-22 halftime lead.
\”Jeremy played a good game tonight. He was a big boost for us again tonight, because he was able to come off the bench and score some points. Jeremy also had a solid game defensively tonight,\” said Campman.
Clearfield came out ready to play in the second half outscoring the Mounties 22-8 in the third frame. Chad Zurat continued the trend of hitting shots at the buzzer for the Bisons knocking down a 50 footer at the buzzer to put the Bisons up 49-30. From that point on the Bisons went into cruise control and improved to 6-0.
\”We played much better in the second half. We cut down our turnovers and were able to knock down our open shots. We just did everything better in the second half – we rebounded, played defense, and took care of the ball. We still aren\’t where we need to be yet as far as a team but we are getting closer,\” commented Campman.
(Editor\’s note – The Tuesday night game against Brookville has been postponed. Clearfield will be back in action on Thursday night when they travel to DuBois.)