Survive and Advance: No. 4 Titans use late burst to fend off Southeast Valley, 70-65

Senior point guard Matthew Clark drives towards the hoop and attracts the foul during SCC’s 70-65 over Southeast Valley last Friday in Rockwell City. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic- Advocate]

In the two regular season meetings between the South Central Calhoun boys’ basketball team and their eastward rivals in Southeast Valley, the Titans had to win close in their own building before routing the Jaguars in Gowrie.

With their rubber match, the Titans were dealt with a situation much like their first game against Southeast Valley. Much like their season series, South Central Calhoun came away with the victory.

It was a nailbiter, however, as the No. 4-ranked (Class 2A) Titans rallied back from a six-point deficit with three and a half minutes left, before eliminating an upset-minded Jaguars team 70- 65 in a Class 2A-District 12 semifinal matchup on Friday night at the SCC Middle School Gym in Rockwell City.

The game was originally set as a district doubleheader last Thursday, but was postponed due to whiteouts and subpar road conditions. Due to some shuffling, the early game of the twinbill between Ogden and Madrid was traded in for the SCC girls’ regional semifinal against Ridge View.

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