The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 11, 2013

Girls basketball: Irish fall on the road

Area roundup

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — WYOMING — Midland built a lead in the second quarter and maintained it the rest of the way for a 55-47 win against Prince of Peace on Tuesday in Tri-Rivers Conference girls basketball.

Alaina Martensen scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the first half for Midland (4-0). Briana Schurbon and Morgan Petersen added 10 apiece.

Midland scored in the final minute of the first period to take a 12-11 lead, then used a 7-1 run midway through the second quarter to create some separation in the score en route to a 26-19 halftime lead.

“We have a lot of growing to do as a team,” Prince of Peace coach Scott Maddasion said. “Tonight, we didn’t execute things that were under our control, and down the stretch that made it difficult for us to be successful. We came out hard the first three minutes, but we were not able to sustain that intensity throughout the game. We made a strong push at the end but just weren’t able to close in.”

Sydney Laufenberg scored 10 points to lead the Irish (1-4).

Easton Valley rolls

PRESTON — Easton Valley warmed up after a slow start and defeated Calamus-Wheatland 55-26 on Tuesday in Tri-Rivers Conference girls basketball.

Hannah Bormann (11 points) and Lizzie Meier (10) led the River Hawks to their second win in three games.

Easton Valley trailed 7-5 midway through the first quarter but closed the period on a 7-4 run. The River Hawks then outscored Cal-Wheat 17-6 in the second quarter.

Sabers top Cardinals

MAQUOKETA — Central DeWitt outscored Maquoketa 7-2 in overtime Tuesday for a 40-35 win in WaMaC Conference action.

Amanda Brainerd led the Sabers with 18 points, scoring 10 in the second half. Miranda Meland finished with 12. Chiara Atienza led Maquoketa with 15.

Comets move to 4-1

STANWOOD — Carly Rubel scored 18 points, Ali Reeg added 16 and Mariah Steines tossed in 12 to lead Bellevue past North Cedar 52-40 in River Valley Conference play.

Reeg delivered four 3-points, and Steines and Rubel combined to make 15 of 16 free-throw attempts.

MIDLAND 55, PRINCE OF PEACE 47

PRINCE OF PEACE (1-4) — Lauren Pittman 3 0-0 7, Andrea Aquilani 2 1-2 6, Krista Atkinson 3 0-0 6, Jackie Kokjohn 2 4-5 8, Hunter Chapman 2 1-2 5, Sydney Laufenberg 4 2-2 10, Halee Vicks 1 3-4 5. Totals 17 11-14 47.

MIDLAND (4-0) — Kayla Bisinger 1 1-2 3, Gabi Martens 0 0-0 0, Alaina Martensen 7 2-7 17, Briana Schurbon 4 2-5 10, Morgan Petersen 3 4-8 10, Mackenzie Petersen 2 2-4 6, Aubrie Soper 0 1-2 1, Rylee Andreson 4 0-0 8. Totals 21 12-28 55.

Prince of Peace 11 8 9 19 — 47

Midland 12 14 12 17 — 55

3-point goals — Prince of Peace 2 (Pittman, Aquilani); Midland 1 (Martensen). Total fouls — Prince of Peace 23, Midland 19. Fouled out — Pittman.

EASTON VALLEY 55, CALAMUS-WHEATLAND 26

CALAMUS-WHEATLAND (0-5) — Jaelyn Diercks 1 0-0 3, Tessa Kauffman 0 0-0 0, Ramsi O’Neill 2 2-2 7, Megan Slattery 0 0-0 0, Rebecca VanderHeiden 4 0-0 8, Dana Koester 1 0-2 2, McKenna Luepker 1 0-0 2, Stephanie Petersen 0 0-0 0, Morgan VanderHeiden 0 0-0 0, Bailey Moellenbeck 1 0-0 2, Nina Cray 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 2-4 26.

EASTON VALLEY (2-1) — Mallory Kilburg 3 2-2 8, Lexi Theisen 3 0-0 8, Brooke Wagner 2 0-0 4, Gabby Vasconcelos 2 4-5 8, Brook Smithson 0 0-2 9, Abby Smithson 2 0-0 4, Lizzie Meier 3 4-7 10, Hannah Bormann 2 7-10 11, Marta Grant 0 0-2 0, Rose Strait 0 2-4 2. Totals 17 19-32 55.

Cal-Wheat 11 6 5 4 — 26

Easton Valley 12 17 13 13 — 55

3-point goals — Cal-Wheat 2 (Diercks, O’Neill); Easton Valley 2 (Theisen 2). Total fouls — Cal-Wheat 25, Easton Valley 10. Fouled out — Luepker. Technical foul — Calamus-Wheatland bench.

CENTRAL DEWITT 40, MAQUOKETA 35

CENTRAL DEWITT (4-2) — Kali Roling 1 0-2 3, Gretchen Henningsen 0 1-2 1, Hailey Suanders 0 0-0 0, Brittany McNamara 1 0-0 2, Amanda Brainerd 5 8-9 18, Emily Cornelius 1 0-0 2, Miranda Meland 4 3-5 12, Abby Willis 1 0-2 2, Emily Burke 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 12-20 40.

MAQUOKETA (2-3) — Taylor Bickford 3 0-0 8, Amy Wirth 0 0-0 0, Demi Crist 0 0-0 0, Alison Vandemore 3 0-0 6, Chiara Atienza 6 2-6 15, Kailie Hazar 0 0-0 0, Aubree Taylor 1 1-3 3, Kaleena Wilkins 1 0-0 3, Liz Gavin 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 3-9 35.

DeWitt 11 6 13 3 7 — 40

Maquoketa 4 13 4 12 2 — 35

3-point goals — Central DeWitt 2 (Roling, Meland); Maquoketa 4 (Bickford 2, Atienza, Wilkins). Total fouls — Central DeWitt 15, Maquoketa 18. Fouled out — Taylor.

BELLEVUE 52, NORTH CEDAR 40

BELLEVUE (4-1) — Maci Reeg 0 2-6 2, Mariah Steines 1 9-10 12, Ali Reeg 4 4-6 16, Jackie Kremer 2 0-0 4, Carly Rubel 6 6-6 12. Totals 13 21-28 52.

NORTH CEDAR (2-2) — Emily Flockhart 3 0-3 6, Cortlyn Kasik 1 0-0 2, Jordan Bendixen 1 0-0 3, Alison Malaby 4 3-5 11, Lexis Wagner 1 0-0 2, Allison Jensen 6 0-0 12, Steph Jones 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 3-8.

3-point goals — Bellevue 5 (A. Reeg 4, Steines); North Cedar 1 (Bendixen). Total fouls — Bellevue 14, North Cedar 21. Fouled out — Kasik.