McClave girls' and boys' basketball teams defeated Cheraw teams Friday, Feb. 1.


The streak continued for the McClave High School boy's basketball team over the weekend as the Cardinals scored a big win over Cheraw High School Friday night, beating the homestanding Wolverines 83-47.

MHS scored at least 18 points in each quarter, as did three individual players who led the team in scoring. Leading scorer Cody Canfield poured in 19 points to lead the surge, followed by teammates Gabe Longworth 18, and Josh Warren 12.

McClave opened a large lead after the first period of play, leading 20-7, and cushioned their lead in each period to follow. MHS led 41-23 at the half and 59-33 after the third. The 36-point victory marks only the fifth largest margin of victory for the 13-0 Cardinals, who are outscoring opponents by an average of 26 points per game.

In addition to the top scorers Friday, Gabe Salazar chipped in eight points, Cristian Juarez 7, T.J. Trujillo 6, Dillan Kelley 4, Tyler Forgan 4, Abe Salazar 4, and Troy Miller 1.
Marco Marquez led Cheraw with 17 points total. Cheraw is 5-8 on the year.

As the game marked a High Plains League contest, McClave moves to 2-0 in league play, tied with Cheyenne Wells for the overall lead.


The McClave High School girls' basketball team fought from five points down entering the final quarter Friday night in Cheraw to claim a hard fought 48-45 victory over in-conference opponent Cheraw High School.

The Lady Cardinals trailed Cheraw after each quarter of play, but outshot the Lady Wolverines 15-7 in the final quarter to claim the victory. The win moves McClave to 7-6 overall on the season and marks the first road win of the season for the Lady Cardinals, now 1-4.

Cheraw led after one period of play 15-12, at the half 26-24, and after the third period 38-33.

Peighton Martin scored a game high 18 points to lead McClave, followed by Taci Canfield 10, Sara Turner 8, Tausha Sniff 4, Jaqueline Parker 3, Cami Idler 3, and Sarah Zamora 2.

Alyssa Lovato and Shaelyn Headrick led Cheraw with 10 points each. Cheraw is 8-5 on the season.

McClave moves to 1-1 overall in High Plains League play with the win with five games remaining. They are third overall in league standings behind Eads (2-0) and Kit Carson (2-0).