Weapons Galore: No. 2 Lions show off depth, beat WCHS boys by 19
WEBSTER CITY – Take Option A away and Clear Lake simply goes to Options B, C and D.
The second-ranked (Class 3A) and unbeaten Lions received just four points from leading scorer Davis Dieken, but others stepped to the forefront to propel Clear Lake by Webster City, 67-48, last night inside the WCHS gymnasium.
Dieken, who exploded for 32 points in a 72-59 North Central Conference win over the Lynx last month, made just two field goals. But Spencer Davidson took charge with five of his team’s seven 3-point baskets and scored a game-high 21, and Pete Swenson (12) and Matt Stephany (11) also reached double figures for the visitors.
“They’re extremely tough to defend and you can only keep them down for so long,” WCHS head coach Marty McKinney said. “They definitely have a ton of weapons.”
Davidson rained in four first-half 3s and all of them came off offensive rebounds a trend that had McKinney pulling his hair out all night.
“We had to control the boards, we had to keep them to one-and-done and we didn’t,” he said. “It’s killer when you work hard and play good defense and force them to take a shot, and then you can’t secure the rebound.”
There were 10 lead changes in the first half before Clear Lake (12-0, 11-0 NCC) closed the second quarter on a 10-3 run to take a 28-22 lead into the locker room.
The Lions executed a 9-0 spurt midway through the third quarter to extend their lead to 13, 41-28. Davidson had five of the points during the stretch and WCHS (5-7, 5-5 NCC) never got closer than nine the remainder of the way.
Clear Lake led 47-35 after three quarters.
Mason Myers poured in 18 points for WCHS, 14 coming in the first half. He was fouled as the horn sounded to end the first quarter and his two free throws knotted the game at 15.
Ben Mossman (13) gave the Lynx a second scorer in double figures. Alec Fuhs canned two of the team’s six 3-point baskets and finished with eight points.
Myers and Fuhs both yanked down six boards. Mossman and Sean Vogelbacher distributed four assists each.