TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Senior guard Jared Clark scored 31 points Thursday night to lead 4th ranked Pusch Ridge Christian Academy to a 69-57 Conference 3A home win over 12th ranked Sabino.
Clark went 4-of-6 from three-point land for the Lions (14-2, 3-0) who grabbed control of the race for the 3A South Section championship.
Lucas Elliott scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds despite sitting most of the first half due to foul trouble. He also blocked four shots.
The Sabercats (13-2, 1-2) after starting the season with 13 straight wins have suffered road losses this week to both Sahuarita and PRCA.
The Lions overcame the Sabercats fullcourt press and an early 8-0 hole to lead 33-31 at the break. They cemented the game by holding Sabino to just five points in the third quarter.
Pusch Ridge is ranked 4th in Conference 3A behind Chinle, Valley Christian and Wickenburg. The Lions will play in Chandler against Valley Christian on January 26.