The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


February 26, 2014

Knights turn out Rebels


A layup by Seth Hamilton, the fourth returning starter, gave North Cedar a 21-10 lead midway through the second quarter. Johnson followed with a 3-pointer from the left corner, and Northeast never got within single digits again.

Northeast did get a spark from Haferbier in the second half. He scored 10 of his team’s 12 points in the third quarter.

“I knew we weren’t getting anything going offensively,” he said. “I thought that was me (who needed to provide a lift). I made some things happen.”

Just not enough against a team making a bid for a fourth straight trip to state.

“You can tell they’ve been to state tournament and have four starters back,” Eversmeyer said. “They believe in what they’re doing and what they’re preaching. They’ve been in big games before so it was nothing new. Some of our kids, it’s the first time they’ve been on that stage. It’s human nature to panic sometimes. Hopefully we’ll learn from this. We’ve got some great young talent and some great seniors who led us this year.”


NORTHEAST (15-9) — Kyle Dell 2 0-0 5, Damon Diedrich 0 0-4 0, Will Hasken 1 3-5 6, Matt Haferbier 4 4-7 13, Nick Wall 2 2-4 6, Nick Anderson 1 0-0 2, Eli Kaczinski 1 0-0 2, Adam Cain 1 0-0 2, Ethan Krogman 0 0-0 0, Brendon Butler 1 0-1 2. Totals 13 9-21 38.

NORTH CEDAR (20-4) — Josh Kintzel 3 0-1 6, Geff Williams 0 0-0 0, Bryan Kash 0 0-0 0, Jacob Hay 6 0-0 14, Seth Hamilton 4 0-0 8, Andrew Fields 1 0-0 2, Dylan Deerberg 0 0-2 0, Grant Pruess 0 0-0 0, Derrick Gray 0 0-0 0, Chandler Moore 0 0-0 0, Dalton Yutesler 0 0-0 0, Zach Bendixen 0 0-0 0, Jayden Johnson 9 4-9 23, Cole Hanson 0 0-0 0, Noah Sander 0 1-2 1. Totals 23 5-9 54.

Northeast 9 3 12 14 — 38

North Cedar 17 9 16 12 — 54

3-point goals — Northeast 3 (Dell, Diedrich, Haferbier); North Cedar 3 (Hay 2, Johnson). Total fouls — Northeast 15, North Cedar 16. Fouled out — None.

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