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CCA girls basketball suffers missed opportunities

TIFFIN– Turnovers and cold shooting in the second period doomed the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers at home Tuesday, Jan. 24, against the Williamsburg Raiders.
Tara Walls put the Clippers on the board with a three-bomb early in the first period, but a late run by the Raiders gave the guests a 14-11 lead.
The Raiders stretched the gap to 18-11 prompting Clippers coach Matt Haas to take a time-out. Fran Strub put up CCA’s first point of the quarter at the free throw line but Williamsburg’s lead extended, 23-12. After a second Creek time-out, Maliah Fligg sank a bucket while Strub put in two more from the charity stripe. The Raiders led at the half, 26-16.
Hanna Stokes went on a six-point rampage early in the third while the Raiders maintained the gap and took the period, 41-30. Lexi Kinnaird hit back-to-back baskets in the final eight minutes as Haas’ crew tried to catch up, but to no avail.
The loss dropped the Clippers to 2-8 in the WaMaC and 4-13 overall.
Fligg and Stokes put up 11 points each, Strub had nine. It was a five-point night for Caitlin Wnek while Walls and Kinnaird had four points each.
The Creek girls will be home Friday, Feb. 3, against Vinton-Shellsburg before finishing the regular season on the road. The game against Anamosa which was snowed out last Friday, Jan. 20, will be made up on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Anamosa.