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Wilber-Clatonia’s Mason Zimmerman (23) tips the ball away from David City senior Colin Vandenburg (40) midway through the first quarter as the Wolverines battled with the Scouts Feb. 9 night at Wilber. 

David City falls to Wolverines

Wilber Clatonia held off the Scouts late-game charge to get a home win, 55-51 on Feb. 9.

David City overcame a 24-8 deficit in the second quarter to close it to a 12 point margin at halftime, and 7 points at the end of the third quarter.

The game was tied at 47 with just under two minutes left until a blocked shot by Wilber-Clatonia led to a fast-break and David City was called for an intentional foul at the other end. The free throws extended the Wolverine’s lead back to three.

“I felt we came out really flat but was proud of how we adjusted to their zone and started attacking a little more in the second half,” said David City coach Cole Caraher. “That aggressiveness led to a few more high percentage looks in the paint, and continuing to hit 3's on kick-outs.”

Sophomore Josh Seibert narrowly missed the school record with 7 three pointers. The record is eight set by Pete Danielson in 2012. Seibert hit 5 of his 7 three pointers in the fourth quarter.

“Josh really put us on his back at the offensive end down the stretch,” Carraher said. “He was ready to catch and shoot with confidence and ended up having a pretty special performance. Between Josh and Luis knocking down shots and Will Danielson finding guys with six assists, it was everything we needed offensively to come back and win that one, we just had a couple bad breaks and didn't rebound well enough in those last couple minutes.”

The Scouts host Clarkson /Leigh on Friday to close the regular season.

February 9 at Wilber

David City 8 9 12 22 - 51

Wilber-Clatonia 13 16 7 19 - 55

Scoring - David City: Josh Seibert 27, Luis Salazar 16, Colin Vandenberg 4, Will Danielson 4

East Butler wallops Bulldogs

BRAINARD -- East Butler beat Cross County 57-42 on Tuesday.

Jaden Rhynalds scored a game-high 23 points and Trevor Havlovic added 19 points for the Tigers (14-8).

Colton Beebe scored 20 points to lead Cross County (9-11)

East Butler methodically pulled away in the first half, holding down the Cougars’ offense.

“We started a little slow, but once we got rolling we played really well,” said East Butler coach Greg Jahde. “We did a great job of getting the ball into Trevor and not just settling. Jared did a good job of stepping up and playing big minutes. Jaden and Trevor were solid as usual.”

The Tigers led 7-4 after the first quarter and 24-15 at half. East Butler blew the game open in the third period to take a 41-21 lead.

East Butler hosts Shelby-Rising City on Friday.

February 6 at Brainard

CC 4 11 6 21 – 42

EB 7 17 17 16 – 57

Scoring – EB: Rhynalds 23, Havlovic 19, Dvorak 8, Jirovsky 5. CC: Beebe 20, Lundstrom 9, Pinkelman 8.

Rebounds – EB: Havlovic 11, Dvorak 4. Assists – EB: Rhynalds 5, Havlovic 4. Steals – EB: Rhynalds 3, Havlovic 2.

St. Francis outruns Huskies

The Humphrey St. Francis Flyers came to town Saturday and left with a 75-56 win after the Huskies couldn’t keep up the pace in the second half.

A high scoring first half put the Flyers up 40-37 at halftime, but in the third, the Huskies were no match, outscored 21-9.

The Huskies finish the regular season Friday at East Butler.

February 10 at Shelby

St. Francis 22 18 21 14 -75

S-RC 18 19 9 10 – 56

Scoring – S-RC: Coffin 16, Johnston 14, Wieseman 10.

Rebounds – S-RC Hoatson 8, Coffin 5, Wieseman, Pinneo 3.

Assists – S-RC: Pinneo 6, Belt 4, Coffin 3.

Bulldogs out matched against S-RC

The Osceola Bulldogs couldn’t answer the 26-9 barrage that the Huskies brought on Feb. 9 to the Osceola gym.

The Bulldogs had some success in the second quarter, but the second half brought another drought, with the Huskies only giving up 11 points.

Four Huskies hit double figures, with Jett Pinneo and Max Hoatson each scoring 15, and Brendon Johnston and Austin Coffin adding 12 and 10 respectively.

Caden Thies led the Bulldogs with 8 points.

February 9 at Osceola

S-RC 26 14 19 16 75

Osceola 9 16 4 7 - 36

Scoring – S-RC: Pinneo, Hoatson 15, Johnston 12, Coffin 10. Rebounds –S-RC: Pinneo, Hoatson, Johnston, Coffin, Belt 6. Assists – S-RC: Belt 7, Pinneo 5. Steals –S-RC: Pinneo 4.

St. Francis 46,

Aquinas 38

DAVID CITY -- Trevor Pfeifer got the better of the Feb. 6 matchup with Aquinas senior Tyler Vavrina.

Pfeifer finished with a game-high 21 points and seven steals to lead the Flyers (14-7), No. 7 in Class D-2, past David City Aquinas 46-38.

Vavrina finished with 12 points to lead the Monarchs (12-8).

Aquinas led 12-8 after the first quarter and 20-15 at half. St. Francis came back to tie the game at 26-all after the third quarter before winning the game in the final eight minutes.

St. Francis plays at Shelby-Rising City on Saturday while Aquinas hosts Centennial on Friday.

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