Clyde 71, Port Clinton 45
Clyde's first real test this season proved to not be much of a test at all.
The Fliers outscored Port Clinton 35-19 in the second half to cruise to a 71-45 victory over the Redskins in a battle of unbeaten Sandusky Bay Conference teams.
The win marked Clyde's 38th straight SBC win. Clyde has also won 55 of its last 56 regular season games.
“Port Clinton, they are 9-0 for a reason,” Clyde coach John Cahill said. “They are well coached and have got a couple of standout players and kids around them who make good decisions. I thought they played us tough. I don't think the final score was indicative of the game. I thought it was a competitive game throughout, and I am happy with how we played.”
The Fliers (10-0, 6-0 SBC) struggled in the first quarter, shooting 27 percent from the field. They led 16-8 after the first quarter and got back to a Clyde style of basketball with a 72 percent field goal performance in the second quarter.
Port Clinton (9-1, 5-1) managed to hang around in the first half, scoring 18 points in the second quarter to trail by just 10 points at halftime. It was Clyde's smallest halftime lead of the season.
“We struggled with their physicality at times,” Cahill said. “We had turnovers early and missed easy shots early and I think both of those things are correctable. We are too good of basketball players to miss layups.”
For more information on this game and others, see Sunday's Sandusky Register.