The Mid-Prairie boys used an early start to jump on Clear Creek Amana, then used their fingernails to hang on to a 44-38 over the Clippers Thursday night in Wellman. The Mid-Prairie defense limited CCA to just four first half field goals as they held a 9-2 lead after the first quarter and an 18-13 lead going into the half time break. Out of the break it was more of the same with Mid-Prairie taking a 12 point lead to the fourth quarter after a Nick Stimson three point goal at the buzzer. Stimson, Nathan Faselt and David Aldeman (All-deh-men) provided a spark offensively for the Hawks as the Mid-Prairie bench outscored the Clipper bench 19-4. Following the game Coach Chris Kern spoke about the bench contributions.
“Faselt, Aldemen and Stimson coming off that bench all contributed big tonight,” Kern said. “Big night for Aldemen tonight off the bench, Stimson and Faselt are usual contributors off the bench so I kind of expect that out of them, so it was a good night.”
The fourth quarter saw things get uncomfortably close as Clear Creek chipped away at a 16 point Mid-Prairie lead. Behind Josh Martinac and Kam Kahler the Clippers would get within two before a Mid-Prairie defensive stop and free throws with 30 seconds remaining put it out of reach. Mid-Prairie was led on the night by Stimson and Dayton Hall who each ended with eight points. The win moves Mid-Prairie to 6-4 on the year and gives them their first post-holiday win. Mid-Prairie will next be in action tonight in Wellman against #9 West Branch you can hear all of the action live on KCIIradio.com following the girls game.