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Benton Community scuttles CCA, 65-54

Creek Boys capsized by Bobcats

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers boys varsity basketball team picked up a needed win Saturday, Dec. 3, over Iowa City Regina, but the celebration was short-lived as the Benton Community Bobcats dropped the Clippers to a 1-3 record with a 65-54 win in Tiffin on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The Bobcats took the first period, 17-10, and held only a one-point lead at halftime, 27-26. Benton Community outscored CCA, 17-8, in the third, but the Creek Boys rallied in the final period with a 20-point effort.
Tate Thomsen led the Clippers with 17 points, while Cory Siders put up 11.
The Clippers head for South Tama on Friday, Dec. 16, to take on the Trojans with a 7:30 p.m. varsity tip-off to close out 2016. The New Year starts on Tuesday, Jan. 3, with a trip to Maquoketa to take on the Cardinals. The road series continues with a Friday, Jan. 6, journey to rival Williamsburg and a Tuesday, Jan. 10, cruise to Independence.
SCORING: T. Thomsen 17, C. Siders 11, D. Mougin 8, C. Armstrong 8, T. Schrepfer 6, T. Hallett 4.
3-POINT GOALS: Thomsen 1, Armstrong 1.
FREE THROWS: Siders 5-9, Schrepfer 2-2, Armstrong 1-1.
REBOUNDS: Siders 8, Mougin 8, Hallett 6, Thomsen 3, N. Schwarting 2, Armstrong 2.
ASSISTS: Siders 4, Mougin 4, Thomsen 1, Schwarting 1, Hallett 1, Armstrong 1.
STEALS: Siders 2, Mougin 1, Armstrong 1.
BLOCKS: Mougin 2.