The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


March 1, 2014

Easton Valley state bound


Just 16 seconds into the game, Zaruba took a pass from Wilhelm and made a reverse layup for the opening points. Lee added a 3-point basket 33 seconds later, Zaruba made 1 of 2 free throws and the lead was 6-0 just 1:15 into the game.

“(Beck) was telling me to focus and stay on the center and follow through and I'll knock them down,” Lee said. “I kind of saw it and built up my confidence and kept shooting.”

Andresen scored on a layup off an inbounds pass to make it 8-0, and when Lee added another 3 from the left corner with 5:07 left, the River Hawks led 11-2 and were well on the way to the kind of win that would allow the five starters to enjoy the final minutes watching from the bench and begin thinking about their trip to the state tournament.


DANVILLE — Kole Perkins 0 1-2 1, Mason Speer 4 3-3 13, Dillon Sanchez 1 0-0 2, Mason Lorber 0 0-0 0, Shae Sells 0 0-0 0, Bryton Rice 0 0-0 0, Josh Deggendorf 0 0-1 0, Dylan Criswell 0 0-0 0, Alex Felland 0 0-0 0, Kolton Jackson 4 0-0 10, Trevor Elliott 0 0-0 0, Connor Hoelzen 2 0-0 5, Kaleb Kaeffner 0 0-0 0, Mitch Martin 0 0-0 0, Hunter Peebler 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 4-6 33.

EASTON VALLEY (21-2) — Chase Zaruba 4 6-10 15, Cam Larson 0 0-0 0, Blake Bormann 1 4-5 7, Craiton Andresen 1 1-7 3, Jarod Lee 5 0-0 14, Zach Peiffer 0 0-0 0, Brian Willey 0 0-0 0, Logan Wilhelm 4 6-6 14, 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 0 0-0 0, Brett Earles 1 0-1 2, Colin Marburger 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 17-29 55.

Danville 7 8 10 8 — 33

Easton Valley 17 6 16 16 — 55

3-point goals – Danville 5 (Speer 2, Jackson 2, Hoelzen); Easton Valley 6 (Lee 4, Zaruba, Bormann). Total fouls – Danville 22, Easton Valley 13. Fouled out – Deggendorf.

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