The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 5, 2013

Prep basketball: Irish win first game

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — CLINTON — Nic Roth made a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left that put Prince of Peace on top, and the Irish held off Calamus-Wheatland for a 45-42 win Tuesday night in Tri-Rivers Conference boys basketball.

“We had about a six-point lead and couldn’t put them away,” Prince of Peace coach Gerry Murphy said. “We made steps at the end, though, so it was a good experience for us.”

Roth led the Irish (1-0) with 14 points, while Lucas Laufenberg added 11, making 9 of 14 free-throw attempts.

Josh Poell of Calamus-Wheatland (0-1) led all scorers with 15 points, 11 of them coming after halftime.

Knights beat Faith

FULTON, Ill. — Unity Christian moved to 3-0 on the season by defeating Faith Christian 75-29 on Monday night in boys basketball.

The Knights had five who scored in double digits while holding their opponent to 10 made field goals throughout the game.

Leading the way for the Knights was Colby Dykstra with 17 points, followed closely by Nolan Willoughby with 16.

 

UNITY CHRISTIAN 75, FAITH CHRISTIAN 29

UNITY CHRISTIAN (3-0) — Nolan Willoughby 7 0-0 16, Shawn Hintz 4 2-2 11, Colby Dykstra 7 2-2 17, Eric Nedenblik 4 1-2 10, Sean Hansen 5 0-0 11, Brady Wilson 2 0-0 6, Alex Hoppe 1 0-0 2, Matt Shinkle 1 0-0 2. Totals 31 5-6 75.

FAITH CHRISTIAN — Schuler 4 2-2 12, Johnson 2 0-0 4, Bierdman 1 0-3 2, Sweet 3 2-2 11. Totals 10 4-7 29.

3-point goals — Unity Christian 8 (Willoughby 2, Wilson 2, Hintz 1, Dykstra 1, Nedenblik 1, Hansen 1, Shinkle 1); Faith Christian (Sweet 3, Schuler 2).

PRINCE OF PEACE 45, CALAMUS-WHEATLAND 42

CALAMUS-WHEATLAND (0-1) — Zach Poell 2 0-0 4, Cole Moeller 0 0-0 0, Josh Poell 6 3-7 15, Justin Schwennen 1 0-0 2, Garrett Rickels 0 0-0 0, Brett Kelting 3 0-0 8, Lucas Looney 4 0-0 8, Nick Costello 2 1-2 5. Totals 18 4-9 42.

PRINCE OF PEACE (1-0) — Quinn Schnier 1 1-4 3, Lucas Laufenberg 1 9-14 11, Devin Bly 0 1-2 1, AJ Williams 3 0-0 6, Caleb Kitteringham 0 0-0 0, Jacob Jankowski 1 0-0 2, Nic Roth 6 2-3 14, Seth Moeller 4 0-0 8, Andre Drury 0 0-0 0, Will Andersen 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 13-23 45.

Cal-Wheat 11 2 14 15 — 42

P. of Peace 15 4 14 12 — 45

3-point goals — Cal-Wheat 2 (Kelting 2). Total fouls — Cal-Wheat 18, Prince of Peace 14. Fouled out — None.