Ark City High School product Cevin Clark scored 39 points in Southwestern’s 82-70 win over Friends Saturday.
“It was a great way to end the regular season with a win,” Moundbuilders Head Coach Matt O’Brien. “I am proud of our team’s effort on the boards, and our players were locked in on defense the entire night.”
The No. 20 Builders were just 14-of-38 shooting in the first half but rebounded well. Still, SC trailed at halftime 36-35.
A 15-2 run to start the half for the Builders put SC back in the driver’s seat the rest of the way.
Clark, who was a part of a national title game run with Cowley College before signing with SC, was the Builders’ lone player in double-figures. He was 13-of-26 shooting, including four 3-pointers and a 9-of-10 night at the free-throw line.
Cooper Pierce, another ACHS Bulldog alum, was second on the team with nine points on 4-of-9 shooting, and Trey White tied Andrew O’Brien with seven points.
“Cevin Clark was incredible scoring the ball tonight,” O’Brien said.
O’Brien doled out six assists to lead the squad, with only Pierce tallying multiple assists (3) along with him. White, Deng Bol and Zach Hidalgo also had assists in the win.
The Moundbuilders (22-6, 16-6 KCAC) have finished their regular-season slate, and will now host a KCAC Men’s Basketball Championship Quarterfinal matchup.
Southwestern will be the No. 4 seed in the conference tourney, and will host the No. 5-seeded Bethany College Swedes inside Stewart Field House in Winfield.
The game will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and will be broadcast live on 95.9 Bob FM.
Full stats from Saturday’s win can be viewed here.