The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

February 22, 2014

Ernst makes return on senior night


"Any senior would like to have those numbers on his senior night," Lawrence said. "All three seniors did some great things tonight.

"Rob had a great alley-oop pass to Brady on a backdoor screen in the zone, and Jon Cady had a heck of a game with nine rebounds. Really excellent minutes on senior night," Lawrence said.

On the whiteboard in the locker room beneath the gym, Lawrence had three things written down with stars drawn around them:

• "Must defend the glass."

• "Defend the 3."

• "Close the regular season with momentum."

"I thought we did a much better job of all three things tonight," Lawrence said. "Defense is what won this game for us, and those were points of emphasis going in. We needed to build momentum heading into Monday, and this is a big deal for us winning tonight."

Clinton will have a normal practice this morning, then have a light shootaround Sunday as it prepares for Class 4A playoff action against Cedar Rapids Washington in Yourd Gym on Monday night.


MUSCATINE (9-12) Tyler Sanders 0 0-0 0, Kyle Calvert 1 0-1 2, Matt Wieskamp 3 0-0 7, Spencer Beatty 0 0-2 0, Tyler Kovach 0 0-0 0, Drew Minder 1 0-0 2, Drew Wichers 2 0-0 6, Adam Miller 3 7-7 14, Duncan Snider 0 0-0 0, Garrett Roberson 0 1-2 1, Michael Hickey 2 0-0 4. Totals 21 8-12 36.

CLINTON (13-6) Robbie Thacker 1 0-0 2, Zach Pope 0 0-0 0, Jalen Jones 6 2-4 14, Jon Cady 4 2-5 11, Colin Nelson 0 0-0 0, Ashley Jones 1 0-0 2, Derrick Howard 4 3-5 11, Justin Horst 0 0-0 0, Ryan Day 0 0-0 0, Cole Pennock 0 0-0 0, Thomas Smith 0 0-0 0, Brady Ernst 5 4-9 14. Totals 21 11-23 54.

Muscatine 11 7 7 11 36

Clinton 9 13 7 25 54

3-point goals Muscatine 3 (Wichers 2, Wieskamp); Clinton (Cady). Total fouls Muscatine 21, Clinton 16. Fouled out Wichers, J. Jones.

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