Boys Basketball Roundup: Solon Closes Regular Season With Third Straight Win

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Solon went nine days without a game before Thursday’s regular season finale at Vinton-Shellsburg.

The time off did little to slow the Spartans’ momentum.

Solon held Vinton-Shellsburg to eight points in the first half on its way to a 48-33 win over the Vikings on Thursday in Vinton.

The win was the third straight for Solon which closed the regular season 14-7 while Vinton-Shellsburg dropped to 5-16.

Ben Krutzfeldt had a team-high 18 points while Luke Ira added 11 and Cam Miller had seven for the Spartans.

Nolan Haisman had a game-high 19 points to lead Vinton-Shellsburg.

Solon                         10  8  20  10  –  48

Vinton-Shellsburg       5   3  12  13  –  33

Solon (48) – Ben Krutzfeldt 18, Jack Stahle 3, Luke Schaeckenbach 1, AJ Coons 5, Jackson Pipolo 2, Cam Miller 7, Luke Ira 11, Carson Yakish 1.

Vinton-Shellsburg (33) – Justin Bartz 2, Isaac Wiley 2, Nolan Haisman 19, Mason Stainbrook 6, Blake Bohnsack 3, Jose Wilson 1.

Clear Creek Amana Downs Anamosa in Regular Season Finale

Clear Creek Amana downed Anamosa 62-54 in its regular season finale on Thursday in Tiffin.

Nolan Schwarting had 18 points and seven rebounds as Clear Creek Amana closed the regular season 9-12 with its fifth win in the last seven games.

Darius Moore had 16 points while Nick O’Connor and TJ Bollers each had six rebounds for the Clippers.

Anamosa dropped to 3-18 with its 10th straight loss.

Clear Creek Amana     11  22  15  14  –  62  

Anamosa                    12  14  17  11  –  54

Kennedy Rallies Past City High

For the second time in a week City High let a halftime lead slip away in a 63-57 loss to Cedar Rapids Kennedy in a Mississippi Valley Conference contest in Cedar Rapids.

City High led 35-32 at halftime but couldn’t hang on while dropping to 5-16 on the season and 3-13 in MVC play.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy closed the regular season 9-12.

Carter Westlake led City High with a game-high 25 points and DeAngelo McNeil had 11 for the Little Hawks.

Luke Young had nine points and Jeremy Kambomba had seven points.

City High                               19  16   9   13  –  57

Cedar Rapids Kennedy           15  17  16  15  –  63

City High (57) – Luke Young 9, Carter Westlake 25, Malik Kimber 2, Jeremy Kambomba 7, DeAngelo McNeil 11, Ry Threlkeld-Weigand 3.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy (63) – Jackson Foley 11, Trey Sheets 11, Thomas Vanek 9, Michael Gallagher, 9, Caleb Schlaak 8, Cole Wirliing 2, Jack Wetzel 6, Ben Koester 3, Ethan Sailer 4.