Varsity teams dominate Illini Central in offensive show at home
CLINTON — The Maroons’ varsity teams hosted Illini Central (Mason City) on Jan. 15.
First on the evening’s agenda was the girls’ varsity game. This game’s first quarter set the mood for the the evening as the opposition faced an onslaught from their hosts.
The Lady Maroons wasted no time in establishing their game with a 21-0 run in the first quarter. The second quarter saw the opposition at least get on the scoreboard with 6 points to an additional 13 points for the home team.
After the halftime break, the Lady Maroons went full out on a 17-2 run to secure the lead. Most of the third quarter was played by the second teams with the Lady Maroons continuing to score unabated against their opponents.
The final score read Lady Maroons 58, Lady Cougars 14. Mallory Cyrulik (#4) was high-point player for the Lady Maroons and for the game with 23 points. The Lady Maroons also made seven 3-point shots in this game.
Next up was the boys varsity game.
The Maroons picked up where the Lady Maroons left off and came out strong in the first quarter with a 16-6 run. The team was firing on all cylinders and went on a 20-2 run in the second quarter.
The Maroons took a 36-8 lead into the locker room at the half, including five 3-pointers.
Returning from halftime, the Maroons put on another display with a 19-9 run, pushing them to a 38-point lead.
The fourth quarter was, however, dominated by the visitors who managed to find their game late, going on a 12-4 tear, but it wasn’t enough overcome the huge deficit.
Clinton took this round ball battle 59-29.
The Maroons had three player sin double figures to lead the team. The team leaders were Mason Walker (#3) with 17 points, Brooks Cluver (#12) with 16 points, and Dawson Graves (#2) with 13 points. The Maroons scored six 3-point shots on the night.
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