Sumner boys basketball drops close one to Clover Park

The Spartans started hot, jumping out to a 15-7 lead after the first quarter, but Clover Park rallied.

The Sumner High School boys basketball team went out to an early lead but could not hold on Tuesday night at Clover Park, falling to the Warriors 60-52.

The Spartans started hot, jumping out to a 15-7 lead after the first quarter, but Clover Park rallied almost all the way back and the teams headed to the locker room with Sumner ahead 25-24 at the half.

But the Warriors proved too much in the second half, scoring 19 in the third to go ahead for good and tacking on another 17 in the fourth to Sumner’s 14 and 13, respectively.

Riley Bruil and Austin Ford led the way for the Spartans, each scoring 13 points in the loss. Keenan Jackson added another nine points for Sumner.

The loss drops Sumner to 4-5 overall with a 1-4 record in the South Puget Sound League 2A conference.

The Spartans head to Enumclaw on Friday and then will play Seattle Christian at the Showare Center in Kent on Saturday morning.

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