Clark smashes Paris, Howard leads the way
December 14, 2011By James Stephens of George Rogers Clark High School
Clark County took care of business Tuesday night with an easy 64-27 road win against Paris. Clark jumped out to a 14-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
The Cardinals were led in scoring by senior Taylor Howard making his first start with 18 points, including four three-pointers. Senior Bopper Stenzel added 11, senior Charlie Rogers had 10, and senior Adam Fatkin finished with eight.
The game was so much in the Cards control that coach Scott Humphrey empted his bench in the last two minutes of the first half, giving future contributors such as Darian Miller, Trevor Gray and Tanner Rose quality time.
On WKYN's postgame coverage Coach Humphrey talked about Howard's first start and what it did for the team. "Hopefully this is something that gets him going," said Humphrey. "The only way to get experience is by playing."
Clark frustrated Paris throughout the night with great defensive pressure, ecspecially from senior Dominique Vancleve. "He does such a good job pressuring the ball," said Humphrey. "He wears opposing point guards down."
Though the game wasn't close after the first two minutes and Clark dominated, Humphrey wasn't completely pleased with his team's performance. Humphrey talked about how the Cards were "still a little too sloppy", and that "we need to be more consistent."
But yet again the Cardinals handled the pressure the Greyhounds used and were able to make Paris pay for playing a sagging 2-3 zone, trying to prevent Fatkin from getting the ball.
The Cards next game will be Friday Dec. 16 at Ashland-Blazer at 7:30.