The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 10, 2014

Alburnett outscores Prince of Peace boys


Herald Staff Report

ALBURNETT — Prince of Peace started strong in each half, but Alburnett outscored the Irish 18-6 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 63-56 Tri-Rivers Conference boys basketball victory Saturday.

Alec Philipp scored seven of his game-high 26 points in the final period for Alburnett (15-3), while Kolton Rose added six of his 10.

The Irish led 22-14 after one quarter, but that was trimmed to 32-31 by halftime. They started strong in the third quarter, too, building a 50-45 lead.

The difference for Alburnett came in fouls and at the free-throw line. Alburnett was whistled for eight fouls, 10 fewer than Prince of Peace, and it made 18 of 24 attempts from the line, compared with a 5-for-5 night for the Irish.

Nic Roth led Prince of Peace (8-10) with 20 points. Lucas Laufenberg scored 14 and Seth Moeller added 10.

Sabers beat Rebels

DEWITT — Kyle Bauer poured in 18 points to lead Central DeWitt past Northeast 57-40 on Saturday in a non-conference boys basketball game.

The Sabers led 12-11 after one quarter, then outscored the Rebels 23-10 in the second quarter and 13-8 in the third.

Nick Wall scored 13 points to lead Northeast.

River Hawks roll

MILES -- Chase Zaruba and Logan Wilhelm scored 26 points apiece, and Craiton Andresen added 18 in Easton Valley’s 96-59 shellacking of Midland on Saturday in Tri-Rivers play.

Zaruba scored 16 in the first half and Wilhelm added 13 as the River Hawks built a 55-33 lead.

ALBURNETT 63, PRINCE OF PEACE 56

PRINCE OF PEACE -- Laufenberg 5 4-4 14, Bly 0 0-0 0, Williams 2 0-0 6, Kitteringham 3 0-0 6, Jankowski 0 0-0 0, Roth 9 1-1 20, Moeller 4 0-0 10, Drury 0 0-0 0, Andresen 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 5-5 56.

ALBURNETT -- Sadler 1 2-2 4, J. Philipp 3 4-4 11, Neighbor 2 1-3 6, Rose 5 0-1 10, Mayle 2 2-5 6, Fuller 0 0-0 0, A. Philipp 8 9-9 26. Gardner 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 18-24 63.

Pr. of Peace     22     10     18     6     --     56

Alburnett     14     17     14     18     --     63

3-point goals -- Prince of Peace 5 (Williams 2, Moeller 2, Roth); Alburnett 3 (J. Philipp, Neighbor, A. Philipp). Total fouls -- Prince of Peace 18, Alburnett 8.

CENTRAL DEWITT 57, NORTHEAST 40

NORTHEAST -- Kyle Dell 1 0-0 3, Damon Diedrich 2 0-0 5, Will Hasken 1 2-2 5, Matt Haferbier 3 1-2 7, Nick Wall 4 5-9 13, Eli Kaczinski 1 0-0 2, Brendon Butler 2 1-1 5. Totals 14 9-14 40.

CENTRAL DEWITT -- McClain Steffens 3 2-2 9, Trevor Green 1 0-0 2, Kyle Bauer 8 2-2 18, Logan Sheppard 0 0-0 0, James Grell 0 0-0 0, Ryan Burke 1 0-0 2, Christian Wright 2 0-0 5, Marty Green 3 2-2 8, Jordan Cornelius 2 2-4 6, Lucas Daniels 2 1-3 5, Garrett Jacobs 1 0-0 2. Totals 23 9-13 57.

Northeast     11     10     8     11     --     40

Central DeWitt     12     23     13     9     --     57

3-point goals -- Northeast 3 (Dell, Diedrich, Hasken); Central DeWitt 2 (Steffens, Wright). Total fouls -- Northeast 15, Central DeWitt 14. Fouled out -- Butler.

EASTON VALLEY 96, MIDLAND 59

MIDLAND -- Connor Harms 7 0-2 19, Brendan Dirks 2 0-0 6, Ben Carstenen 0 2-4 2, Dawson Paulsen 0 0-0 0, Skylar Mullins 0 0-0 0, Alex Martens 0 2-2 2, Dalton Harms 6 2-4 15, Hagan Ackley 0 0-0 0, London Gailbreath 0 0-0 0, Trace Jensen 0 1-2 1, Cody Tracy 0 0-0 0, Colton Dirks 4 3-3 14. Totals 19 10-17 59.

EASTON VALLEY -- Chase Zaruba 11 1-2 26, Blake Bormann 3 1-1 8, Craiton Andresen 7 0-0 18, Jarod Lee 1 1-2 3, Zach Peiffer 2 0-0 5, Logan Wilhelm 8 10-12 26, Blaine Volquardsen 0 0-0 0, Sean Lange 0 0-0 0, Marshall Driscoll 0 0-0 0, Landon Voss 1 0-0 2, Vaughn Behn 0 0-0 0, Brett Earles 2 2-2 6, Colin Marburger 0 2-2 2. Totals 35 17-21 96.

Midland     19     14     18     8     --     59

Easton Valley     27     28     24     15     --     94

3-point goals -- Midland 11 (C. Harms 5, C. Dirks 3, B. Dirks 2, D. Harms); Easton Valley 9 (Andresen 4, Zaruba 3, Bormann, Peiffer). Total fouls -- Midland 17, Easton Valley 15. Fouled out -- None.