Cardinals Fly Past Roosters On Courtwarming Night


The Cardinals got 23 points out of Jase Wilson and 20 more out of Kaiden Townsend as they flew past Pleasant Hill, 70-59 for a big win on Courtwarming night last Friday.
Clinton used a 22-18 margin in the first quarter to set the tone and then used a 16-11 advantage in the second to stretch their lead to 38-29 at the half.
A slim 15-14 margin extended the Cardinals lead to 53-43 at the end of three and another slim 17-16 advantage in the fourth led to the 11 point win in front of a raucous crowd, 70-59.

CLINTON (70): J. Wilson, 23; C. Berry 2; T. Gardner, 6; R. Lowe, 7; G. Ethridge, 3; E. Mantonya, 6; K. Townsend, 20; J. Balke, 3.
PLEASANT HILL (59): D. Hawkins, 0; W. Bevin, 20; X. Creighton, 0; C. Powers, 0; C. Cooper, 3; G. Hardin, 8; L. VanMeter, 5; C. Fisher, 0; S. Richcreek, 0; A. Carey, 0; J. Kenyon, 0; O. Avery, 23.
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Last Tuesday night, the Cardinals traveled to Eldorado Springs and came out on the wrong end of a 46-34 final.
It was a sluggish night for both offenses as Eldo held a 10-9 lead at the first quarter buzzer.
A 12-4 advantage for the home team in the second period made it 22-13 at the halftime break.
It was more offensive woes in the third for the Clinton offense as they were outscored 13-4 and the Bulldogs lead grew to 35-17 after three.
Things finally started to open up in the fourth, but it was too little too late as the 17-11 margin, in favor of the Cards wasn't enough in the 46-34 loss.
Jase Wilson was the lone Cardinal in double digits with 12.

CLINTON (34): J. Wilson, 12; C. Berry, 0; T. Gardner, 0; R. Lowe, 2; G. Ethridge, 2; E. Mantonya, 5; K. Townsend, 7; J. Balke, 6.
ELDORADO SPRINGS (46): Will S., 0; Landon M., 14; Parker H., 0; Russell F., 9; Aidan R., 4; Joe A., 0; Graydee W., 0; Dylan W., 0; Marcus M., 2; Reese M., 7; Karson B., 10; Darrin B., 0.
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On Monday night, the Cardinals were also defeated at home by the Smith-Cotton Tigers, 72-46.
No scorebook was made available by Clinton Daily Democrat press time.
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Clinton hosted Center on Tuesday night and will be at Oak Grove on Monday. Senior Night will be next Tuesday night when the Cardinals host Harrisonville.
Clinton is scheduled to finish their regular season on Tuesday, February 20 before the Class 4 District 13 tournament gets underway on Tuesday, February 27.