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Gophers beat by Class 1A No. 1 Covington

The Clinton Prairie Gophers lost 52-46 to the Class 1A No. 1 Trojans on Saturday night at Covington.

Prairie got off to a good start to the game. With the help of a pair of Collin Stroup 3-pointers, the Gophers jumped out to a 14-11 lead by the end of the opening period, but then Clinton Prairie was held to just five points in the second quarter.

Trailing 44-34 at the end of the third quarter, the Gophers comeback bid ran out of time as the Trojans won by six points for the second night in a row. They defeated the Seeger Patriots by the same margin Friday.

Senior forward Sam Schoonveld paced the Gophers with 16 points while Stroup finished with 13, and Mitch Coapstick added eight.

With the loss, the Gophers fell to 15-3 on the season.

Clinton Prairie’s junior varsity lost the early game to also fall to 15-3.

At Covington

TROJANS 52, GOPHERS 46

Clinton Prairie

Coapstick 4 0-0 8, Stroup 4 2-4 13, Schoonveld 6 1-2 16, Peters 2 1-1 6, L. Martin 0 3-4 3. Totals – 16 7-11 46.

Covington

Totals – 22 4-6 52.

Clinton Prairie 14 5 15 12 — 46

Covington 11 17 16 8 — 52

3-point goals – Clinton Prairie 7, Covington 4. Total fouls – Clinton Prairie 14, Covington 11.

Foul trouble costs Bulldogs at Seeger

The Clinton Central Bulldogs lost 65-50 to the Seeger Patriots on Saturday night at West Lebanon.

Central led 19-11 at the end of the first quarter and were ahead 29-24 at halftime but ran out of gas in the second half, where the Bulldogs were outscored 41-21.

Foul trouble caught up with the Bulldogs, as the Patriots were able to scored 19 points from the stripe on 24 attempts.

Sophomore Ross Cripe led the Bulldogs in scoring with 12 points while freshman JT Holdon and junior Nathanial Martin added 11 apiece.

The Bulldogs (0-18) travel to Flora on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game versus the Carroll Cougars.

At West Lebanon

PATRIOTS 65, BULLDOGS 50

Clinton Central

S. Smith 3 0-0 8, Holdon 4 0-2 11, R. Cripe 4 0-0 12, Martin 4 1-2 11, B. Smith 2 0-0 4, Barrett 2 0-0 4. Totals – 19 1-4 50.

Seeger

Totals – 22 19-24 65.

Clinton Central 19 10 10 11 — 50

Seeger 11 13 18 23 — 65

3-point goals – Clinton Central 11 (R. Cripe 4, Holdon 3, S. Smith 2, Martin 2), Seeger 2. Total fouls – Clinton Central 24, Seeger 11. Fouled out – S. Smith, B. Smith, R. Cripe.