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Clippers split with Golden Hawks in doubleheader

CCA boys win 62-46, girls fall 56-42 to Mid-Prairie
Clipper Evan Downes. (Leader file photos by Chris Umscheid

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity basketball teams split with the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie, Wellman, in a boys/girls doubleheader in Tiffin on Monday, Feb. 8.
The Creek Girls fell, 56-42, to open the night of basketball. Erin Navara led CCA with 11 points with 10 points from Abbi Kinnaird. Claire Navara added nine points, all from three-point goals. The Clippers trailed, 9-8, after the first quarter but were tied, 20-20, at the half. The Golden Hawks pulled ahead in the third period and put the game away with a 20-point effort in the fourth quarter.
CCA slid to 8-12 overall and Mid-Prairie rose to 12-8.
SCORING: E. Navara 11, A. Kinnaird 10, C. Navara 9, A. Schwarting 6, L. Helle 4, N. Turner 2.
3-POINT GOALS: C. Navara 3, Kinnaird 2, E. Navara 1.

The Creek Boys won their fourth consecutive, 62-46, , while prolonging the 1-19 Golden Hawks season of misery. Cal Miller led the Clippers with 18 points followed by Jake Neubauer’s 16 and Kahler Green’s 12-point effort. Miller had a 36-point game Friday, Feb. 5 on the road at Independence.
The Clippers were up 16-12 at the end of the first quarter and held Mid-Prairie to only five points in the second period, while adding 14 more of their own, for a 30-17 halftime advantage. A 23-point barrage by the Clippers in the third was followed by a 21-point counter attack in the fourth period by the Golden Hawks.
The victory improved CCA’s overall record to 11-7.
SCORING: C. Miller 18, J. Neubauer 16, K. Green 12, E. Downes 8, A. Akers 3, T. Thomsen 2, T. Hallett 2, N. Schwarting 1.
3-POINT GOALS: Miller 2, Green 2.
REBOUNDS : Neubauer 7, Green 7, Hallett 3, Akers 3, Downes 3, Thomsen 2, Miller 2, D. Mougin 2, Schwarting 1, N. Navara 1.
ASSISTS: Neubauer 5, Green 2, Miller 1, Akers 1.
STEALS: Miller 4, Neubauer 3, Green 3.
BLOCKS: Downes 1.