By THE HERALD-WHIG
Despite struggling at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, the Clark County boys basketball team rallied for a 61-59 victory over Davis County on Monday night in Bloomfield, Iowa.
Clark County, which trailed 51-45 after three quarters, made only 2 of 9 free throws in the final quarter.
Chase Bevans put the Indians ahead for good with a basket with 40 seconds left. After that, Clark County forced the Mustangs to turn the ball over twice down the stretch.
Bevans led a balanced scoring attack in the fourth by scoring six points. The Indians held the Mustangs' Park Mikels to four points in the fourth quarter. Mikels finished with 32 for the game.
Bevans made four 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Clark County (9-9), while Kyle Kovar added nine.
Unity 62, Fort Madison 60: The Mustangs were 10 of 14 at the free-throw line during the fourth quarter of their win in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Unity led by eight points with just under two minutes left, but the Bloodhounds' Miles Wentzien scored on three straight possessions to cut the lead to four. Prior to Wentzien's third basket, Lane Davis scored his first of back-to-back possessions to hold off Fort Madison.
Wentzien scored 22 of his game-high 28 points in the second half.
Davis finished with 26 points to lead Unity (13-11) and Andrew Doyle added 15.
Marion County 74, Scotland County 45: The Mustangs drained 11 3-pointers in the first half and never looked back in an easy victory at Memphis, Mo.
Logan Krigbaum made six of his game-high seven 3-pointers by halftime. That helped Marion County race out to a 25-8 lead after the first quarter and a 46-25 advantage by halftime.
Reed Plunkett also made three 3-pointers for the Mustangs (14-4). Krigbaum finished with 21 points, Clay Pollard scored 15 and Kason Spratt added 11.
Lucas Howard led Scotland County (7-10) with 14 points and Kyler Burkhiser and Brice Cowell added 10 apiece.
La Plata Tournament: Third-seeded North Shelby turned up the pressure in the third quarter to pull away for a 54-37 first-round victory over No. 6 Schuyler County.
The Raiders led 29-16 at halftime before outscoring the Rams 18-9 in the third quarter. Alan Trenhaile led North Shelby (10-8) with 13 points, Lucas Daniel scored 12 and Josiah Linberger added 10.
North Shelby advances to the semifinals and will play No. 2 Cairo -- a 70-16 first-round winner over No. 7 Green City -- at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Scotland County 44, Marion County 42: The Lady Mustangs had a chance to win the game but Kaelyn Spratt missed a 3-pointer with four seconds left at Memphis, Mo.
After missing several shots late in the third quarter and early in the fourth, Marion County put itself in a position to win by forcing four turnovers in the final two minutes.
Spratt scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Lady Mustangs (12-6). Jessica Morrow led Scotland County (13-5) with 13 points and Hailey Dial added 10.
West Hancock 73, Monmouth-Roseville 61: Alexis Dooley scored eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Titans held on for a victory at Hamilton, Ill.
West Hancock trailed 13-12 after the first quarter before outscoring Monmouth 25-11 in the second quarter to take a 37-24 halftime lead.
Carly Runge led West Hancock (12-12) with 17 points, Dooley and Shelby Koehler scored 14 apiece and Madison Harmon added 11.
Pittsfield 35, Central-Southeastern 26: The Lady Saukees survived a low-scoring battle with the Lady Panthers at Camp Point, Ill.
Pittsfield led 21-5 at halftime but scored only 14 points in the second half. Shea O'Brien led the Lady Saukees (16-11) with 15 points.
Torie Conover led Central (12-14) by scoring all 12 of her points after halftime.
Triopia 49, Western 38: The Lady Trojans' 22-point third quarter was too much for the Wildcats in a non-conference game at Barry, Ill.
Western led 19-18 at halftime but was outscored 22-15 in the third quarter.
Rachel Motley led the Wildcats (9-14) with 13 points, including four 3-pointers.
La Plata Tournament: Third-seeded North Shelby managed only three points in overtime -- all by Elizabeth Linberger -- in a 41-38 loss to No. 6 LaPlata in a first-round game.
The Lady Raiders trailed 15-10 at halftime before cutting the lead to 23-22 by the end of the third quarter. The score was tied at 35 at the end of regulation.
Brianna Cochenour led North Shelby (7-10) with 12 and Linberger added 11.
The Lady Raiders will play No. 7 Canton in Wednesday's consolation semifinal at 4:30 p.m. The Lady Tigers lost to No. 2 Cairo 62-38.
Canton scored 17 points in the first quarter but scored only 21 the rest of the way.
The Lady Tigers (2-15) trailed 23-17 after one quarter and was led by Jessica Campen with 10 points and Allison Phillips and Courtney Baalman with nine apiece.