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January 15, 2014

Clinton starts strong

MUSCATINE— It didn’t take long for the Clinton River Kings to find out that Tuesday night was going to be a good night.

The River Kings scored a season-high 33 points in the first quarter, giving Clinton its fourth win in the Mississippi Athletic Conference, 75-41 over Muscatine.

“That’s by far the best game we’ve played so far this season,” said Nick Lawrence, head coach for the River Kings. “Everything went well for us tonight. Our shots fell, our defense was as disciplined as it has been.”

Brady Ernst led the way with 24 points on nine field goals and six free throws. Three others joined Ernst in double figures — Jalen Jones had 18, Jon Cady scored 14 and Derrick Howard put in 11 points.

“We needed a bounce-back win after Saturday,” Lawrence said. “We knew we had to come out, and we sure did that tonight.”

Clinton fell to Burlington 56-49 on Saturday, but that made the team realize that it was able to play with some of the top teams not only in the MAC, but also in Class 4A.

After the loss, a few of the players tweeted out that they realized those types of games can turn a season around, and Lawrence saw it on the floor Tuesday.

“I hope these guys play like this every night,” he said. “If they just play the way that they know how to, they can be just as good as anyone in this league. They just have to buy into that, and they surely did that tonight.”

Not only was the offense on point, Clinton’s defense was as polished as it’s been all season.

“We didn’t foul much (11 times), and we limited them to one shot per possession,” Lawrence said. “We locked them down and didn’t give up too many second chance opportunities.”

CLINTON 75, MUSCATINE 41

CLINTON (7-4, 4-3) — Zach Pope 0 3-4 3, Jalen Jones 6 4-5 18, Jon Cady 6 0-0 14, Derrick Howard 5 1-1 11, Brady Ernst 9 6-7 24, Ashley Jones 0 0-0 0, Robbie Thacker 2 0-0 5, Thomas Smith 0 0-0 0, Colin Nelson 0 0-0 0, Jordan Horst 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 14-17 75.

MUSCATINE (4-6, 2-5)— Kyle Calvert 1 3-4 5, Matt Wieskamp 6 2-2 14, Spencer Beatty 3 0-0 6, Drew Minder 1 0-0 2, Adam Miller 1 3-4 6, Drew Wichers 2 0-0 4, Tyler Sanders 0 1-4 1, David Miller 0 1-2 1, Michael Hickey 1 0-0 2, Duncan Snider 0 0-0 0, Garrett Roberson 0 0-0 0, Steven Hansen 0 0-0 0, Brandon Ranberger 0 0-0 0, Dakota Petersen 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 10-16 41.

Clinton 33 12 22 8 — 75

Muscatine 9 9 14 9 — 41

3-point attempts—Clinton 5 (J. Jones 2, Cady 2, Thacker); Muscatine 1 (Miller). Total fouls—Clinton 11, Muscatine 15. Fouled out—None.

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