The Ottumwa Courier

December 20, 2013

Blue Demons best Clarke; head into holidays 6-1

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

---- — ALBIA — Matt Baker outscored Colin Morris in a battle of top South Central Conference scorers Friday night, 39-30, as the Albia boys basketball team outscored visiting Clarke by even more. The Blue Demons attacked a different look on defense from the Indians and pulled away late to earn an 89-65 win on Friday night.

“(Clarke) went box-and-one on defense throughout the night, but we really seemed to get a lot better in attacking it as the game went along,” Albia head boys basketball coach Kevin Archer said. “We had a 9-0 run to end the third and had 29 in the fourth, s0 we really did a lot of nice things late on offense.”

Albia (6-1, 2-0) is off until hosting Oskaloosa on Friday, Jan. 3.

BOYS BASKETBALL

ALBIA 89, CLARKE 65

Clarke 17 20 12 16 — 65

Albia 24 19 17 29 — 89

Albia (89) — Matt Baker 39, Tanner Wynn 11, Blake Bayer 11, Luke Sarver 9, Aaron Ambrose 4, Victor Sanders 4, Mason Cox 4, Zach Hugen 4, Ryan Sarver 3. Totals 35 FG 12-16 89.

3-point goals — 7 (Baker 3). Rebounds — 34 (Hugen 6). Assists — 11 (Baker 4). Steals — 8 (Cox 2, Hugen 2, Bayer 2). Blocks — 1 (R. Sarver). Total fouls — 18. Turnovers — 4.