ROSWELL — Senior post Logan Turnbow scored 16 points and senior guard Marcus Slocum added 15 Saturday night as Clovis High’s boys got back on the winning track with a 72-36 rout of Roswell Goddard.
The Wildcats (9-8), who lost 71-67 to Class 4A power Espanola Valley at home on Friday, opened a 19-6 lead at the quarter and were never headed. They held the Rockets (6-10) to 20 points in the first three quarters and nine field goals for the game.
“We didn’t get off to a good start, but we opened a 20-point lead and kept it there,” Clovis coach J.D. Isler said. “We haven’t had very many of these (kinds of games) this year.”
Senior center Chris Clees led Goddard with 10 points.
If there were any aftereffects from Friday’s tough loss to the Sundevils, they didn’t last too long.
Clovis opened a 35-14 lead by the end of the first half and expanded that to 56-20 through three quarters against the outmanned Rockets.
Espanola Valley played at Hobbs on Saturday night and came away with a 68-65 win over the Eagles, Isler noted.
“Obviously, I think we’re a better team than our record shows,” he said. “What we’ve got to do now is try to put some wins together.
“I like our team. I think by February we’ll be where we need to be.”
The Cats are working their way toward the start of District 4-5A competition against Hobbs and Carlsbad. They travel to Artesia on Tuesday night, then have a 10-day break before hosting Hobbs on Feb. 6.
Clovis was scheduled to host Los Lunas on Friday night, but the Tigers backed out of that game to leave a hole in the Cats’ schedule.