The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

January 8, 2014

Girls basketball: Defense keys Camanche win

CLINTON — Prince of Peace couldn’t find an answer against Camanche’s zone defense Tuesday night.

The Indians weathered a scoring drought of their own in the third quarter as they held the Irish scoreless for more than 10 minutes in the second half of a 38-26 non-conference girls basketball victory at Central Catholic Auditorium.

“Our defense has been very good in the 2-3 zone,” Camanche’s Kylie Vogel said.

“The zone hurt,” said Prince of Peace coach Scott Maddasion, who didn’t see the final 3 minutes after receiving his second technical foul, earning an ejection. “The shots we took were not going down. We should have been patient and looked for the better shot.”

The Irish tried to find cutters and attack inside, but each time they completed a pass they found a Camanche defender who shut things down.

“We were running the play correctly,” Maddasion said. “They did a good job of packing in. We need to work on getting an open look.”

The defensive lift was timely since the Indians (6-2) had their own problems on the offensive end.

“They couldn’t (get any offense going),” Camanche coach Danny Vogel said. “They had a hard time scoring in the second half, but neither team could get anything going offensively. We were very stagnant offensively.”

Fortunately for the Indians, they reached the halftime break with the lead after a back-and-forth first 16 minutes. Kylie Vogel capped a first half that had two ties and 10 lead changes by putting the Indians in front for the sixth time, 20-18, on a runner in the lane as time expired.

“That means a lot,” she said of taking the lead into the locker room. “It means not creating so much pressure and we can just play our game.”

Vogel, who led all scorers with 14 points, scored Camanche’s last seven in the first half, including a driving layup for a 15-14 lead with 2:09 left and a 3-point basket from the top of the key for an 18-16 edge with 59 seconds remaining.

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