Jesuit erupts in second quarter, runs away from Clackamas, 79-58
Jesuit's Justin Bieker and Will Scheaffer scored 13 points each to pace a balanced attack that carried the Crusaders to a 79-58 non-conference boys' basketball road win Wednesday over the Clackamas Cavaliers at Clackamas High School.
The Crusaders bounced back from a sluggish first quarter and knocked down six 3-pointers during a 31-6 run in the second quarter that turned a five-point deficit into a commanding 44-24 halftime lead.
Aiden Williams finished with 12 points and Sam Wiltjer added 11 off the Jesuit bench to help the Crusaders (8-3) to their third win in a row.
Clackamas' Jailen Hammer led all scorers with 16 points and Artur Gavrilovich finished with 10 as the Cavaliers (1-8) lost their seventh straight.
After Gavrilovich grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to give Clackamas an 18-10 lead with less than a minute to play in the first quarter, Williams drilled a 3-pointer to close the quarter, cutting the Cavs' lead to 18-13.
The Crusaders then hit nine of their first 10 shots in the second quarter and shot 63.2 percent (12 for 19) from the field in the period with six 3-pointers from six different players as they outscored Clackamas 31-6 to turn the game around.
In the second half, Jesuit pushed the lead to as many as 29 points, 69-40, in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter.
Clackamas' Damon Erickson knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, and Jack Dorn and Hammer also connected from long distance during a 14-1 run that cut Jesuit's lead to 70-54 with 4:29 remaining, but that was as close as the Cavaliers came in the second half.
Clackamas opens Mt. Hood Conference play Friday at home against league newcomer Sandy (7-3).