Posted On: 02/17/20 2:00 PM

After dropping a heartbreaker to Barlow, Clackamas knew it needed to buckle down if they wanted to stay in the Mt Hood Conference title race. The Cavs had a tough matchup in enemy territory against Central Catholic, but in the end Clackamas went to their big man in Ben Gregg and rode his back to a 62-55 victory on Friday night.

It was clear from the outset that this game would be a tight one - and one that would have more of a deliberate pace. Central Catholic was good from three in the first half but Clackamas had their own hot hand in junior Ryan Lewis and the Cavs led 27-25 at the half. In the second stanza, especially in the fourth quarter is where Gregg took over. The Cavs continually got him the ball inside and he scored eight of Clackamas' last nine points to seal the win.

"It was an ugly game and I told my assistant at halftime if we can win an ugly game on the road it will give us huge confidence going forward," said Clackamas head coach Cam Mitchell. "It was a big win for us as they are a really

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