The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 25, 2014

Boys basketball roundup: Dail leads Fulton to win


Herald Staff Report

FULTON, Ill. — Matt Dail had a strong second quarter, and so did his Fulton teammates.

Dail scored seven of his game-high 14 points in the second period as the Steamers outscored Erie 12-2 en route to a 54-34 victory Friday night in Three Rivers Conference boys basketball.

Erie hung close with the Steamers (15-5) early before Fulton began to pull away in the latter stages of the first quarter. Led by six points each from Kyle Huebner and Jake Willging, Fulton led 16-11 after one quarter. Huebner finished with 11 points, while Willging added 10.

Owen McConnell led the Cardinals with nine points.

Irish edged

CLINTON — Prince of Peace had its chances in the final two minutes but couldn’t score, allowing Central City to leave town with a 44-42 win Friday in Tri-Rivers Conference boys basketball at Central Catholic Auditorium.

The loss ended a four-game winning streak for the Irish (7-7).

Nic Roth scored 22 points for the Irish, who pulled within 43-42 with two minutes remaining. Fifteen of Roth’s points came in the second half. Lucas Laufenberg added 12.

David Mosher led Central City (5-8) with 15 points. He scored 11 of those after halftime, nine in the fourth quarter that began with the teams tied at 33.

Easton Valley wins

MILES — Chase Zaruba continued his high-scoring ways, scoring 28 points Friday as Easton Valley ended Alburnett’s seven-game winning streak with a 75-52 victory in Tri-Rivers Conference boys basketball.

Zaruba buried four 3-pointers in a 19-point first-half performance that helped the River Hawks build a 38-27 lead. Easton Valley finished the first half with six 3-pointers, four in the second quarter when it turned a 16-15 deficit into its lead.

Logan Wilhelm added 19 points for Easton Valley.

Alec Philipp led Alburnett (11-2) with 21 points.

FULTON 54, ERIE 34

ERIE — Andrew Young 2 0-0 5, Koby Kuhnen 2 0-0 5, Nich Wildt 0 1-3 1, Andrew Pyse 0 0-0 0, Kallen Jepson 2 0-0 4, Ken Cole 3 0-1 6, Owen McConnell 4 1-2 9. Totals 15 2-7 34.

FULTON (15-5) — Matt Dail 6 0-2 14, Kody Crosthwaite 0 0-0 0, Seth Sanderson 1 1-1 3, Jason Osborn 2 0-2 4, Zach Barber 3 3-4 9, Kyle Huebner 5 0-0 11, Jake Willging 5 0-2 10, Kyle Matthews 1 0-0 3. Totals 23 4-11 54.

Erie     11     2     13     8     —     34

Fulton     16     12     12     14     —     54     

3-point goals — Erie 2 (Young, Kuhnen); Fulton 4 (Dail 2, Huebner, Matthews). Total fouls — Erie 14, Fulton 14. Fouled out — None.

EASTON VALLEY 75, ALBURNETT 52

ALBURNETT (11-2) — Tim Sadler 2 0-0 6, Joey Philipp 3 1-2 10, Ryan DePascalis 0 0-0 0, Justin Neighbor 1 0-0 2, Kolton Rose 2 0-0 4, Ryan Moyle 4 1-1 9, Levi Fuller 0 0-0 0, Alec Philipp 8 2-5 21, Max Fulk 0 0-0 0, Ross Gardner 0 0-0 0, Daniel Schon 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 4-8 52.

EASTON VALLEY — Chase Zaruba 11 2-4 28, Cam Larson 0 0-0 0, Blake Bormann 4 0-0 9, Craiton Andresen 2 1-1 5, Jarod Lee 1 0-0 3, Zach Peiffer 2 1-2 6, Austin Jensen 0 0-0 0, Logan Wilhelm 8 3-6 19, Blaine Volquardsen 0 0-0 0, Sean Lange 0 0-0 0, Marshall Driscoll 0 0-0 0, Landyn Voss 0 0-0 0, Vaughn Behn 2 0-0 4, Brett Earles 0 1-2 1. Totals 30 8-14 75.

Alburnett     16     11     12     13     —     52

Easton Valley     15     23     18     19     —     75

3-point goals — Alburnett  8 (A. Philipp 3, J. Philipp 3, Sadler 2); Easton Valley 7 (Zaruba 4, Bormann, Lee, Peiffer). Total fouls — Alburnett 16, Easton Valley 13. Fouled out — Moyle.

CENTRAL CITY 44, PRINCE OF PEACE 42

CENTRAL CITY (5-8) — DeShawn Luedeman 1 1-2 3, David Mosher 7 1-3 15, Josh Kerslake 0 0-0 0, Nick McCarry 0 0-0 0, Gavin Pospisil 1 2-2 5, Chad Griggs 4 3-4 13, Storm Matthias 0 0-0 0, Jacy Rochford 3 2-3 8. Totals 16 9-14 44.

PRINCE OF PEACE (7-7) — Quin Schnier 3 0-0 6, Lucas Laufenberg 5 2-3 12, AJ Williams 0 0-0 0, Caleb Kitteringham 1 0-1 2, Jacob Jankowski 0 0-0 0, Nic Roth 9 4-9 22, Seth Moeller 0 0-2 0, Andrey Drury 0 0-0 0, Will Andresen 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 6-15 42.

Central City     5     16     12     11     —     44

Pr. of Peace     10     11     12     9     —     42

3-point goals — Central City 3 (Griggs 2, Pospisil). Total fouls — Central City 17, Prince of Peace 14. Fouled out — None.