Diamonds and Ice


Linn-Mar/Cedar Falls game thread
March 11, 2009, 11:26 pm
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First off, it’s a small crowd tonight. Secondly, suspended Linn-Mar forward Nate Hutcheson is sitting on the team bench tonight in a team sweatsuit.

Third, here are tonight’s starting lineups:

CEDAR FALLS

Andrew Wirth (11.3 PPG), Kyle Benard (9.8 PPG), Darion Howard (11.9 PPG), Kyle Soldwisch (7.5 PPG), James Harrington (8.5 PPG).

LINN-MAR

Jody Henton (2.0 PPG), Marcus Paige (6.7 PPG), Drew Crawford (6.1 PPG), Matt Bohannon (6.2 PPG), Zach Bohannon (19.4 PPG). Henton replaces Hutcheson in the lineup.

We’re nearing tipoff.

Cedar Falls runs a minute off the clock then turns it over. Henton scores inside to make it 2-0 L-M.

3:30: It’s a see-saw game with CF on top, 9-8. Freshman Harrington has four points for the Tigers. Henton has four for Linn-Mar.

3:00: Howard scores inside for CF, 11-8. Henton counters with 1 free throw, 11-9. He has five points, three over his season average.

1:50: Linn-Mar has a 6-0 run going to take a 14-11 lead.

Up-tempo first quarter ends with Linn-Mar leading, 16-13. Linn-Mar has made 7 of 11 field goals, CF 6 of 12.

3:40: Lead grows to 20, 56-36.

5:30: It’s Linn-Mar, 21-15. Zach Bohannon has an offensive rebound bucket and nifty assist on a Will Roth hoop this quarter.

4:30: A Crawford 3 has Linn-Mar on top, 24-15. Lions shooting 59 percent.

2:30: Z. Bohannon for 3. Linn-Mar’s up, 27-15.

2:00: Harrington ends an 8-0 Linn-Mar run with a jumper. 27-17.
Crawford hits a pair of 3s and freshman Paige hits a transition layup at the buzzer to give Linn-Mar a 35-22 halftime edge.

Linn-Mar made 14 of 21 shots in the first half (a scalding 66.7 percent). That includes 5 of 9 3-pointers (55.6 percent). That’s why the Lions are up 13. Crawford has made 5 of 6 shots, 4 of 5 3s for 14 points. Impressive looking freshman point Harrington leads CF with 12 points.

6:14: CF has the first five points of the quarter to cut L-M’s lead to 35-27.

6:05: Z. Bohannon stops the run with 2 FTs. 37-27 L-M.

3:28: The Bohannon boys team up. This time it’s Matt with a transition layup. Timeout CF. 39-27 L-M.

1:15: The lead grows to 45-29 L-M. The Lions shooting 60 percent from the field.

:45.1: Zach Bohannon with a post move for 2. 47-29 L-M. This one’s over, barring a total collapse.

It’s 47-31 Linn-Mar after 3. Quite a response from the Lions after a tough couple of days.

5:46: Still Linn-Mar in command, 49-33. And the CF girls constantly screaming directly behind me are getting REALLY annoying.

2:11: Linn-Mar’s up, 60-39. Shooting 57 percent from the field, passing the ball well … and the Lions lost to CF to end the regular season. This isn’t the regular season.

It’s a 64-41 final. Linn-Mar will play either Sioux City East or Bettendorf in the 4A semifinals Friday afternoon at 3:15. Lions end up shooting 57 percent from the field.

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