Clovis ended a short road trip with its perfect season still intact.
Layne Strebeck scored a career-high 24 to lead four Wildcats in double figures, and Clovis established dominance early in a 90-64 win Saturday at Valley.
Bryce Hill added 23 for the Wildcats (16-0), who host Borger, Texas, Tuesday in the first game of a three-game homestand.
Strebeck scored 12 of his 24 in the third quarter and ended the game tied with the Knights’ Patrick Miller for high point honors. Jaden Isler scored 10 of his 19 in the first, while Jaye Crockett fought off foul trouble to post 16.
“We finally played a team we were a little bit bigger than,” Clovis coach J.D. Isler said. “Everybody played really well and contributed, but Layne really played well inside tonight.”
The Wildcats jumped out to a 25-11 first quarter lead over Valley (6-10), then hit a lull when some starters picked up second-quarter fouls.
“We got off to a good start, then we got into some foul trouble,” Isler said. “We had to sit Crockett after he got two quick ones.
“It took a little momentum away. We came back after the half and really stepped up the momentum on our press.”
Isler said being in foul trouble made Clovis rely on its bench for large stretches, including a fourth-quarter stretch where Jaden Isler sat down with four fouls.
“Sometimes, those things help you down the road,” Coach Isler said.
Michael Maya added 23 for the Knights.