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Little Cyclones get back at MHS

January 9, 2008
By MARK PAWLAK, TIMES-REPUBLICAN
AMES — Ames controlled the paint and therefore ruled the scoreboard as the Little Cyclones defeated Marshalltown 56-46 in CIML Iowa Conference boys’ basketball Tuesday.

Sixth-ranked Ames (8-1, 4-1) avenged its only loss of the season by outrebounding the Bobcats 39-22. The Little Cyclones had 20 offensive rebounds compared to 12 defensive boards for MHS.

Ames also got scoring punch from its front line as Harrison Barnes had a game-high 18 points and Jesse Pritchard added 14 points.

“Their big guys hurt us,” said Marshalltown head coach Ron Ginapp. “We had a bunch of baskets inside that we just couldn’t make tonight, give Ames credit. If we can hit a few of those early, things could have been different.”

There were six lead changes in the opening half and Marshalltown (5-3, 2-2) had its largest lead at 19-16.

Barnes hit a 3-pointer to tie the game and Ames pulled ahead 25-21 at the half.

“With our misses inside and their offensive rebounds, we could have been down a lot more points at halftime,” Ginapp said. “Those two things can add to a lot of points but Ames missed a lot of inside shots as well.”

A putback by Ben Cotton, 3-pointer by Jordan Burgason and basket by Pritchard opened the second half scoring as the Little Cyclones built a double-digit advantage.

Marshalltown closed the gap to four with Cole Danielson free throws with 5:25 remaining, yet Barnes answered with a 3-pointer to keep the Bobcats from getting any closer.

Danielson led the Bobcats with 17 points, 12 coming in the second half. Chanse Creekmur finished with 15 points and had three 3-pointers. Michael Appel added six points and six rebounds.

Barnes and Cotton had seven rebounds apiece for Ames.

Marshalltown returns home to host West Des Moines Valley Friday at 7:45 p.m. at the Roundhouse.

“The effort was there tonight. We did everything we needed to defensively,” Ginapp said. “I don’t want our guys to hang their heads, they played hard against a top 10 team. We’ll need this same type of effort against Valley because they will come to our place ready to get us.”

Article Photos

T-R PHOTO BY MARK PAWLAK
Marshalltown sophomore Chanse Creekmur (34) soars through the lane against Ames defenders Sam Bird (32) and Ross Ellrich (52) during Tuesday’s CIML Iowa Conference showdown at Ames High School.

Fact Box

Ames 56, Marshalltown 46
At Ames
MARSHALLTOWN (5-3, 2-2) — Ben Brennecke 1-5 0-0 2, Tyler Peschong 1-7 1-2 3, Cole Danielson 5-12 6-7 17, Chanse Creekmur 6-12 0-0 15, Michael Appel 2-5 2-2 6, Blake Bueghly 0-0 0-0 0, T.J. Flanagan 0-2 0-0 0, Shaun Mohon 1-2 0-1 3. TOTALS 16-45 9-12 46.
AMES (8-1, 4-1) — Jordan Burgason 1-4 0-0 3, Michael Weber 1-2 0-0 2, Harrison Barnes 7-16 1-6 18, Jesse Pritchard 4-10 4-4 14, Ben Cotton 1-4 0-2 2, Yempabou Palo 2-4 5-6 9, Martin Pick 0-0 0-0 0, Sam Bird 2-4 0-1 4, Ross Ellrich 2-3 0-0 4. TOTALS 20-47 10-19 56.
MHS 14 7 8 17 — 46
AMES 15 10 15 16 — 56
3-Point Goals — MHS 5-18 (Creekmur 3-7, Mohon 1-1, Danielson 1-5, Appel 0-1, Flanagan 0-1, Brennecke 0-3); Ames 6-9 (Barnes 3-4, Pritchard 2-3, Burgason 1-2). Fouled out — Brennecke.

 
 

 

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