The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 22, 2014

Cascade defense stymies Camanche

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — CAMANCHE — By the time Camanche figured out a successful way to attack Cascade’s defense, it was too late.

Held to six points in the first half Tuesday, the Indians made things interesting after intermission but saw their eight-game winning streak end with a 29-24 loss to the Cougars, who are rated second in the Iowa Class 2A state girls basketball rankings. Camanche is No. 9 in 3A.

Cascade implemented an impenetrable defense early, forcing a 10-second backcourt violation off the opening tip-off. Even when the Indians (10-3) broke the Cascade press, they had trouble in their half-court offense.

Camanche’s lone score in the first quarter was a turnaround jumper by Julia Moore on the block. By that time, Cascade already had a lead it didn’t lose.

Abby Hunt’s 3-point basket opened the scoring at the 5:45 mark of the first quarter, and Abbey Meyer turned a long defensive rebound into a layup 23 seconds later for a 5-0 lead.

Cascade built its lead to 10-2 after one quarter and 20-6 at the half. Moore had all six Camanche points. Camanche outscored Cascade 11-6 in the third quarter and 7-3 in the fourth.

Oberman leads way

CLARENCE — Addie Oberman scored 20 points and Alyssa Roth added 12 to lead Northeast past North Cedar 52-38 in the River Valley Conference.

Oberman had 12 at the half while Roth had 10 in leading the Rebels to a 32-17 lead.

Sabers edged

DEWITT — Central DeWitt rallied from a 10-point deficit to pull even, but Anamosa scored the lone points the final minute to pull out a 40-38 victory Tuesday in WaMaC Conference girls basketball.

Amanda Brainerd keyed the comeback. She finished with 26 points for the Sabers, scoring all but four of their second-half points.

Anamosa led 19-17 at the half and outscored DeWitt 13-5 in the third quarter. The Sabers closed within 36-32 on a 3-point basket by Kali Roling midway through the final period but trailed 38-32 with four minutes left.

Three baskets by Brainerd erased the lead over the next two minutes, but the Sabers went scoreless for the final two minutes.

Easton Valley wins

WHEATLAND — Easton Valley inched closer to the .500 mark with a 61-48 win against host Calamus-Wheatland in Tri-Rivers Conference action Tuesday.

The win improved Easton Valley’s record to 5-6. Calamus-Wheatland dropped to 2-12.

NORTHEAST 52, NORTH CEDAR 38

NORTHEAST (10-4) — Aleenah Marcucci 0 0-0 0, Tara Klemme 1 0-0 2, Nicole DeLarm 0 0-0 0, Addie Oberman 9 2-4 20, Alyssa Roth 6 0-1 12, Ashley Kruse 0 0-0 0, Laikyn Schaefer 1 6-8 8, Breanne Butler 3 2-2 8, Courtney Stoll 1 0-0 2, Kelsey Carder 0 0-0 0, Leah Schaeffer 0 0-0 0, Allison Oberman 0 0-0 0, Stephanie DeLarm 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 10-15 52.

NORTH CEDAR (6-8) — Emily Flockhart 1 0-2 2, Cortlyn 2 0-0 4, Jordan Bendixen 3 3-5 9, Alison Malaby 2 0-0 4, Lexis Wagner 0 0-1 0, Meranda Thimmes 2 1-2 5, Allison Jensen 1 3-3 5, Steph Jones 2 0-0 4, Jenny St. John 0 0-0 0, Beth Curley 1 1-2 3, Emily Hay 0 2-2 2. Totals 14 10-17 38.

Northeast 14 18 13 7 — 52

North Cedar 6 11 11 10 — 38

3-point goals — None. Total fouls — Northeast 16, North Cedar 14. Fouled out — None.

ANAMOSA 40, CENTRAL DEWITT 38

ANAMOSA (4-9) — Madison Smith 4 4-6 13, Mallory Wagner 2 0-0 5, Sydney Pratt 0 0-0 0, Karli Oltmanns 2 0-1 5, Katie Schwaegler 2 3-4 8, Madison Decker 0 0-0 0, Tawny Menster 4 0-0 9. Totals 14 7-11 40.

CENTRAL DEWITT (7-7) — Kali Roling 1 0-0 3, Gretchen Henningsen 0 0-0 0, Hailey Saunders 1 0-0 3, Sarah Schoel 0 0-0 0, Brittany McNamara 1 1-3 3, Amanda Brainerd 12 2-3 26, Emily Cornelius 0 0-0 0, Miranda Meland 1 0-0 3,Abby Willis 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 3-6 38.

Anamosa 14 5 13 8 — 40

Central DeWitt 10 7 5 16 — 38

3-point goals — Anamosa 5 (Smith, Wagner, Oltmanns, Schwaegler, Menster); Central DeWitt 3 (Roling, Saunders, Meland). Total fouls — Anamosa 10, Central DeWitt 11. Fouled out — None.