|Clinton High School||47|
|Ida Public Schools||43|
For much of the game on Thursday night, the Clinton and Ida JV teams struggled to find any offensive rhythm. Things suddenly changed in the 4th quarter as both teams took turns going back and forth before the dust settled with Clinton on top after the final quarter 47-43. The win moves the Redwolves to 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the conference.
Ida quickly took a 5-0 lead to start the game before Jalen Stelzer and Preston Cruz got things going going on a two-man 12-7 scoring run to even the score after the first quarter. It was Andy Fair and Calen Keith's turn in the second quarter as the two scored five points apiece and Carson Pixley added a basket to build a six point halftime lead. The story of the third quarter was defense as both teams struggled offensively. Ida outscored the Redwolves 8-6 to cut the lead to four points heading into the fourth quarter.
Things quickly changed as both teams scored 17 points in the quarter. Ida would make five three pointers, however, Andy Fair would do his best to keep Clinton on top with 3 three pointers of his own. Ida took the lead on two occasions, each time, Clinton would retake the lead. A nice sequence by Preston Cruz at the end of the game in which he grabbed a defensive rebound, got fouled and made 1-2 from the line, before assisting on the last basket of the game off of an inbounds play, helped put the game away.
Andy Fair ended the game with 22 points including 6 three point baskets. Jalen Stelzer and Calen Keith each added 8 points, while Preston Cruz finished the night with 5 points. Carson Pixley and Chase Gillman each chipped in with two points as well.
The Redwolves will take their undefeated record with them on the road next week as they travel to Hillsdale on Tuesday for a 5:30 game time.