The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

January 22, 2014

Defense big key for Irish


“It was an all-around team effort; I was pleased with our performance tonight,” Murphy said.

Back on Dec. 10 in Wyoming, Midland defeated Prince of Peace 53-39. The Irish scored just four points in the third quarter that night whereas they scored 12 in the third quarter Tuesday and 18 in the fourth quarter. The loss more than a month ago weighed heavily on the Irish playing Midland for the second time this year.

“We played with a chip on our shoulder tonight,” Schnier said. “We didn’t want them to come on our home floor and beat us the way they did at their place.

“Coach kept saying to us at halftime to play every possession like it could be a game-winner, and that’s what we did with our defense in the second half.”


MIDLAND (4-7) — Connor Harms 1 0-0 3, Brandon Dirks 0 1-2 1, Ben Carstensen 4 0-0 8, Dawson Paulsen 0 0-0 0, Skylar Mullins 0 0-0 0, Alex Martens 1 0-0 3, Dalton Harms 8 5-8 22, Hagan Ackley 1 0-0 2, Landon Gailbreath 0 1-2 1, Trace Jensen 0 0-0 0, Cody Tracy 0 0-0 0, Colton Dirks 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 7-12 42.

PRINCE OF PEACE (6-6) — Quin Schnier 5 0-0 10, Lucas Laufenberg 4 8-8 16, Devin Bly 0 0-0 0, AJ Williams 4 0-0 10, Caleb Kitteringham 2 1-2 5, Jacob Jankowski 0 0-0 0, Nic Roth 9 2-2 20, Seth Moeller 1 0-0 2, Devin Bilek 0 0-0 0, Andrey Drury 0 0-0 0, Will Andresen 0 0-0 0, Aedan Marlowe 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 11-15 63.

Midland 16 14 5 7 — 42

Prince of Peace 17 16 12 18 — 63

3-point goals — Midland 3 (C. Harms, D. Harms, Martens); Prince of Peace 2 (Williams 2). Total fouls — Midland 14, Prince of Peace 9. Fouled out — None.

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