Tuesday night’s marquee matchup between Apalachee High School and Clarke Central High School did not quite live up to its billing.
The Wildcats were hoping to avenge one of its only two losses this season, but the undefeated Gladiators showed they just may be a force in the upcoming state tournament with an impressive 97-74 win.
Clarke Central (15-0, 8-0) controlled the game from the outset racing to a 33-10 lead after the game’s first eight minutes. The Gladiators never trailed and led 58-29.
Despite the lopsided loss, Kamar Baldwin scored 20 points for AHS (13-3, 7-3) and Alantae Billings finished with 19. Kent Knowles added 14 points for the Wildcats while Joey German added eight.