Jost's impressive numbers helping Clarence win
The only numbers the sharp-shooting junior guard care about are the ones on the scoreboard at the end of the game.
"I just love winning," Jost said. "Whatever my stats are, it doesn't matter. I just want to win.”
Jost has certainly done his part to help in a strong start to the season for the Red Devils. When he gets hot from long range, look out. Jost averaged 17.1 points per game in eight contests before New Year's Day. He reached double figures six times and topped 20 three times.
"When he hits his shots, he's going to score a lot," Clarence coach Todd Banaszak said with a smile.
Jost started the season in style, earning MVP honors of the Amherst Tip-off Tournament for the champion Red Devils. He scored 24 points in an opening-win over Oracle Charter and 16 more against the host Tigers.
He was just as impressive in Clarence's holiday tournament, pouring in 29 in an opening win over Iroquois and then 11 more in an overtime victory in the championship game against Fredonia.
That helped Clarence post a 6-2 record in the first month of the season. The only two losses were to ECIC-I powerhouses Jamestown and Williamsville North.
"It's definitely a good start for us," Jost said. "The losses were to good teams, so I'm happy so far."
But finishing strong is the goal for Clarence. A year ago, the Red Devils started 8-2 and then didn’t win again. A 10-game losing streak curtailed what looked to be a promising season. So this season, the Red Devils are looking to improve as the season progresses.
“It’s been a good season,” Jost said. “Hopefully we can keep getting better and keep playing well.”