Chiefs Crush Cobras

Matthew Leto, Sports Editor

As simple as that, the Chiefs defeated their crosstown rivals, the Park Vista Cobras 55-41.

The Chiefs (3-1) won a game for the ages Tuesday night, a rivalry win against Park Vista that featured great team play and a dominating defensive effort. Junior Darius Dixon scored 19 points.

Early in the first quarter, the Chiefs forced crucial turnovers resulting in a 21-2 lead after the first quarter. The Chiefs were able to take advantage and use their chemistry to find the open man.

In the second quarter, both the Cobras and the Chiefs went back and forth down the court and the Chiefs were able to maintain an 18 point lead over the Cobras making the score 31-13.

The Chiefs stormed the court in the second half, the Chiefs defense was strong, even though the offense slowed its pace, the Chiefs still led the Cobras after 3 quarters with a score of 38-24.

After leading all three quarters from the tip off, the Chiefs were not slowing down. Sophomore Tylor Miller threw down a posterizing dunk over a Cobra that sent waves throughout the gymnasium. In the fourth quarter, both teams went back and forth and resulted in a Chiefs win 55-41.

Coach Dixon reflected on the victory last night.

“We came out and played physical and executed correctly,” Dixon said. “If we play like this, we will be in every game.”

All around it was a complete team effort. Next, the Chiefs will host Spanish River on Friday, at 7 p.m.