Boys Basketball Roundup: Clippers Down Vinton-Shellsburg For First Win


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After four consecutive close losses to open the season Clear Creek Amana finally finished the deal on Tuesday.

The Clippers built an eight-point halftime lead and held off Vinton-Shellsburg for a 60-50 win in a WAMAC West Division matchup in Vinton.

Darius Moore had a team-high 22 points as Clear Creek Amana improved to 1-4 on the season and 1-2 in WAMAC West Division play.

Tyler Schrepfer had 16 points and Jordan Wolfe added eight for the Clippers while TJ Bollers collected seven rebounds.

Justin Bartz had a game-high 26 points and eight rebounds for Vinton-Shellsburg (0-5).

Clear Creek Amana    17  12 13  18  –  60

Vinton-Shellsburg     15   6  10  19  –  50

Eighth-Ranked Cascade Downs West Branch

Class 2A eighth-ranked Cascade remained perfect on the season with a 66-51 win over West Branch on Tuesday in a River Valley Conference cross-divisional matchup in West Branch.

West Branch dropped to 2-3 and 1-3 in RVC play with the loss while Cascade improved to 6-0 on the season and 5-0 in RVC games.  

Beau Cornwell had 22 points and Tanner Lukavsky added 13 for West Branch.

West Branch              11  11  14  15  –  51

Cascade                     11  17  16  22  –  66

West Branch (51) – Beau Cornwell 22, Brady Lukavsky 3, Tanner Lukavsky 13, Ben Thompson 9, Ted Bridges 4.