Boys Basketball Roundup: Mount Vernon Edges Clear Creek Amana on Buzzer Beater


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Mount Vernon scored on a putback off an offensive rebound at the buzzer to edge Clear Creek Amana 43-42 in a WAMAC Conference cross-divisional matchup on Friday in Mount Vernon.

The loss dropped Clear Creek Amana to 0-2 on the season while Mount Vernon improved to 1-0.

Darius Moore led Clear Creek Amana with 11 points while Tyler Schrepfer added six points.

Freshman TJ Bollers had eight points and eight rebounds for the Clippers.

Clear Creek Amana              5  17 10  10  –  42

Mount Vernon                     9   8  15  11  –  43

West Branch Falls at Monticello

Beau Cornwell poured in a game-high 37 points but it wasn’t enough as West Branch fell to Monticello 68-58 in a River Valley Conference cross-division matchup in Monticello.

Ben Thompson added 11 points and six rebounds as West Branch dropped to 1-1 on the season and in RVC play.

The game was tied at 29 at halftime and West Branch led 46-41 after three quarters but Monticello (1-1) outscored the Bears 27-12 in the final quarter.

Cornwell grabbed seven rebounds and had three steals to go with his game-high 37 points and is averaging 32 points per game through two games.

Freshman Justin Recker had a team-high 22 to lead three Panthers in double figures.

Monticello      17  12  12  27  –  68

West Branch  9   20  17  12  –  58

West Branch (58) – Cade Aspelmeier 3, Beau Cornwell 37, Brett Schiele 3, Tanner Lukavsky 4, Ben Thompson 11.

Monticello (68) – Jacob Manternach 13, Avery Martensen 7, Justin Recker 22, Alex Nealson 9, Kyle Sperfslage 15, Ryan Manternach 2.