CLINTON — Only two Irish athletes were able to get on the board in a 54-15 loss to Alburnett at Central Catholic Auditorium on Tuesday night.
Anabel Blount and Isabel Hansen were the only players on Prince of Peace’s team to score. Blount, who put up seven points, scored three of them on free throws. Hansen had two field goals, a 3-pointer and a free-throw for her team-high eight points. All of Hansen’s points came in the first half.
The Irish were held to just three points in the second half of play, all of them coming from Blount.
Alburnett improves to 9-5 while the Prince of Peace girls fall to 0-15. The Irish will travel to North Linn on Friday night. North Linn is undefeated so far this season.
River Queens throttle West
DAVENPORT — The Clinton River Queens only gave up two field goals the entire game in a 51-8 victory over Davenport West on the road on Tuesday night.
Clinton led Davenport West 29-3 after the first half of play. Davenport West made three free throws and one field goal in the second half. Only two players put points up for West.
Megan Gandrup led the Queens with 11 points, while Sarah Goldensoph pitched in another ten. Both Molly Chapman and Macy Mulholland had seven a piece. Eight different athletes put points on the board for the River Queens, and they went 14-20 from the free-throw line as a team.
Madison Eberhart and Macy Mulholland each had five steals.
The River Queens also had 13 offensive rebounds as a team.
The River Queens improve to 4-7 on the season and will take on last year’s state champion North Scott on Friday night in Eldridge.
West outlasts Clinton
DAVENPORT — The Clinton River Kings couldn’t hang on to a lead and fell to Davenport West 49-48 on Tuesday night on the road.
The River Kings were down 25-17 come half-time, but found themselves ahead by four heading into the fourth quarter of play. With just two seconds remaining, Aaron Gililand hit a game winning three-pointer to put West ahead by one.
Gililand led Davenport West with 17 points, and Kenny Clay broke the school record for assists.
Bret Myli led the River Kings with 13 points, while Brennen Lemke added another 11. Myli also had a team-high nine rebounds, as did Ricky Clay.
The River Kings fall to 1-8 and will take on North Scott in Eldridge on Friday night.
Mohawks fall to Central City
BELLEVUE — Marquette Catholic lost control of Central City late in the game to fall 54-45 Tuesday night.
Marquette was tied with Central City after the first eight minutes of play and took a brief lead in the second quarter. Central City went on a 9-0 run in the second to have the 28-21 lead going into the second half.
Marquette chipped away at the lead and got within two of Central City in the third, but found themselves trailing 37-33 to start the final eight minutes. Central City scored 17 points in the final quarter to solidify their lead.
Hunter Michels led the Mohawks with 15, while Nate Brinker added another 14. Blayne Banowetz also scored in double digits, putting up 11 for Marquette.
The Mohawks went 8-12 from the line and had nine 3-point field goals. Michels had four of them while Banowetz drained three.
Alburnett edges Irish
CLINTON — Alburnett ended with the double digit advantage over the Prince of Peace boys in a home matchup in Clinton on Tuesday night, with the Irish losing their second in a row 62-51.
The Irish had the four point advantage going into the halftime break, but went cold offensively in the second half. Patrick Mulholland had eight points in the final sixteen minutes of play, but not other Irish athlete has more than a single field goal.
Mulholland led the Irish with 16 points, including two 3-point field goals in the second half. Kaidion Larson added another ten. The Irish only shot 6-13 from the free-throw line.
The Irish fall to 6-8 on the season and travel to North Linn this Friday night.