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Rollercoaster ride for Clear Creek Amana girls’ basketball

A close win on Tuesday is followed by hard loss Friday

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN — The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls basketball team rebounded from their 40-45 loss to Dyersville Beckman with a 41-38 win Tuesday, Jan. 14, at home against Central Clinton-DeWitt, but the week ended on a tough note with a 33-50 loss on the road at West Delaware Friday, Jan. 17.
Against DeWitt, the Clippers were down a basket 8-6 after the first period and trailed by just one at the half. The Creek girls were outscored 12-9 in the third period, trailing 32-28 going into the fourth. Then they rallied back, putting up 13 points to the Sabers’ 6 for the win. Lexi Kinnaird led everybody with a game-high 19 points.

Central Clinton, DeWitt (38)
Brainerd, 6-12 0-0 12. Meland, 3-9 0-0 9. Willis, 1-5 3-4 5. Henningsen, 0-2 2-4 2. Saunders, 1-3 0-0 2. Roling, 2-4 0-0 10. Cornelius, 2-3 0-0 4.
Clear Creek Amana (41)
Kinnaird, 7-10 2-3 19. Stokes, 4-11 3-8 11. K. Hall, 2-5 3-4 10. Seelman, 1-4 2-6 7.
3-Point goals: Central Clinton, DeWitt 3-11 (Roling 2-4, Meland 1-6). Clear Creek Amana 3-16 (Hall, Kinnaird, Seelman).
Rebounds: Central Clinton, DeWitt 31 (Willis 10, Brainerd 9). Clear Creek Amana 29 (Stokes 10, Kinnaird 7).
Assists: Central Clinton, DeWitt 10 (Roling 3). Clear Creek Amana 9 (Hall, Stokes, Kinnaird, Seelman 2 each).

At Manchester the Clippers sailed into a swarm of angry birds as the Hawks, led by Kasey Palmer and her 14-point night, dominated from the start. The Creek girls only managed to put one point on the scoreboard in the first period and trailed 25-10 at the half. Kelsey Hall led the Clippers with 11 points.
West Delaware had 11 consecutive wins and were ranked 13th in Class 4A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union prior to their meeting with the Clippers. The Hawks improved to 12-2 while CCA dropped to 4-8.

Clear Creek Amana (33)
K. Hall, 3-10 2-4 11. Kinnaird, 2-6 1-3 5. Stokes, 0-3 4-4 4. Noska, 1-2 0-0 2. Mougin, 0-2 0-0 0. Turner, 1-1 0-0 5. Wieland, 1-6 2-2 4. Sweeney, 1-1 0-0 2. Stopko, 1-2 0-0 2. Seelman, 1-3 0-0 2.
West Delaware (50)
Palmer, 6-8 2-2 14. McCarty, 2-6 5-6 9. Thole, 3-3 0-0 6. Hahn, 1-4 1-2 5. Nagel, 1-2 2-4 4. Morrison, 0-0 3-8 3. Wegmann, 4-4 0-0 8. Gaffney, 0-0 2-2 2.
3-point goals: Clear Creek Amana 2-11 (Hall, Turner). West Delaware 1-5 (Hahn).
Rebounds: Clear Creek Amana 20 (Stokes 5). West Delaware 28 (Thole 6).
Assists: Clear Creek Amana 2 (Hall, Stokes). West Delaware 12 (Morrison 4, Schrader 3).
The Clippers are on the road Friday, Jan. 24, at Maquoketa to face a flock of Cardinals, and will be back home again Tuesday, Jan. 28, to entertain the Mustangs of Mount Vernon.