Height helps

Before going on holiday break, Clarkston Cagers won a tight game against North Farmington, 73-56.
‘It was a good game for us,? said Coach Dan Fife. ‘Highly competitive.?
The score stayed close throughout the first half, with North Farmington trailing by only a few points at most. By half-time, the score was tied 28-28.
The Wolves came back from intermission with a fighting spirit and added 21 points to their side of the scoreboard. North Farmington was only able to get eight points in the third quarter.
Clarkston kept up the momentum into the last quarter of the game, adding 25 more points.
North Farmington tried to keep up by scoring 20 points, but it was too late, and the Wolves won 73-56.
‘It was a good game. We were taller than them and matched their intensity,? said Fife.
The Wolves? height was an advantage as they wore North Farmington down, said Fife.
High scorers for the Wolves were Brandon Pokley with 22 points and Julius Porter with 20. Pokley and Porter played well, scored, and pressed their opposition the entire time, said Fife.
‘Julius had a good scoring game and good floor game.?
North Farmington’s high scorers were Kyle Vinales with 21 points and Taylor Gray with 20.
The players have spent most of their holiday break practicing.
‘Work on things we need to work on,? said Fife.
After the break, the Wolves will come back to a busy basketball season. Their first game back will be Friday, Jan. 4, as they host Lake Orion High School. The JV team will begin at 5:30 p.m., with Varsity following.
‘Lake Orion is an outstanding team,? said Fife. ‘It will be good for us.?