The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 8, 2012

Burlington's big runs sink Clinton girls


Herald Staff Report

BURLINGTON — For several minutes, the Clinton River Queens battled Burlington toe to toe. The teams traded baskets, the lead changing back time and time again.

Clinton took a 10-9 lead midway through the opening quarter before the Grayhounds responded with six points in a row. By the time the game ended, that run was fairly tame.

Burlington closed the quarter by outscoring Clinton 11-2, opened the second quarter with 17 consecutive points and added a 15-0 run in the third quarter on the way to a 63-31 win in Mississippi Athletic Conference girls basketball.

McKenzie Petersen ended the early six-point surge with a tip-in that cut Clinton’s deficit to 15-12, but Courtney Carl connected for the Grayhounds and Megan Mixer nailed a 3-pointer just before the quarter ended for a 20-12 lead. But Burlington took complete control in the second quarter, building its advantage to 41-16 at halftime.

Kelsi Conner led the Grayhounds (2-3, 1-2 MAC) with 27 points, while Mixer added 10.

Petersen led Clinton with 10 points, and Erin Wenzel added nine.



BURLINGTON 63, CLINTON 31

CLINTON (1-5, 0-3) — Erin Wenzel 3-14 1-2 9, Elle Tubbs 2-6 1-2 6, Jordan Nelson 0-5 0-2 0, McKenzie Petersen 5-9 0-0 10, Libby Mumm 2-6 0-0 4, Shannon Shovlain 0-2 0-0 0, Hannah Burken 0-1 0-0 0, Gracie Buech 1-2 0-2 2, Emma Gettes 0-0 0-0 0, Allysa Butt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-45 2-8 31.

BURLINGTON (2-3, 1-2) — Courtney Carl 4-6 0-1 8, Megan Mixer 4-5 0-0 10, Marissa McCann 1-2 0-0 2, Kelsi Conner 12-18 3-5 27, Kya Kimsey 3-12 0-0 7, Autumn Golly 1-2 0-0 2, Ariana Harris 3-6 0-1 6, Karlie Lawler 0-1 0-0 0, Rachael Reger 0-1 1-2 1, Caroline VanPelt 0-3 0-0 0, Keegan Flaherty 0-1 0-0 0, Samantha Tedrow 0-2 0-0 0, Serra Karabal 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-59 4-9 63.

Clinton    12    4    6    9    —    31

Burlington    20    21    17    5    —    63

3-point goals — Clinton 3-11 (Wenzel 2-6, Tubbs 1-1, Nelson 0-1, Petersen 0-1, Shovlain 0-1, Buech 0-1); Burlington 3-9 (Mixer 2-2, Kimsey 1-7). Total fouls — Clinton 12, Burlington 7. Fouled out — None.