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A Crisp effort, and fifth-ranked Clover Park is off to Yakima after beating Olympic

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm with No Comments »
February 23, 2013 8:22 pm

Clover Park’s David Crisp has been menacing opposing Class 2A defenses all season.

Olympic got a first-hand display of his skill set Saturday night as the highly touted junior led his No. 5 Warriors to a 62-38 regional victory at Kent-Meridian High School.

Crisp, a guard for the Warriors, finished the contest nearly outscoring Olympic with a game-high 26 points on 11-of-21 shooting from the field. The 6-foot-1 star also added five rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal while turning the ball over just once.

“His game I’ve defined ever since he was 14 years old as big-time saucy,” Clover Park coach Mel Ninnis said. “He’s out here to win. Without him, we wouldn’t be where we’re at.’

Despite the memorable performance, Crisp and Clover Park were held scoreless for the first three minutes of the game as Olympic’s 2-3 zone gave the Warriors all sorts of fits.

However, it wasn’t long till Crisp became the zone killer by hitting open 3-pointers. Olympic chose to remain in the zone for the rest of the half, aiding Crisp’s 22 first-half points.

“We’ve scouted them pretty thoroughly,” Olympic coach Devin Huff said. “To me, there is two Clover Park’s. There is the Clover Park if they’re interested, can absolutely annihilate you. Then there is the Clover Park if they play disinterested, will let you hang around. They were interested tonight.”

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