BY PCC SPORTS
DONNELLSON – Central Lee didn’t get a player in double figures in Friday’s 57-36 loss to West Burlington at home.
Kaleb Sanders led the Hawks scoring on just three buckets. He had two 3-pointers, one in each half, and a bucket in the 2nd quarter for eight points.
West Burlington raced to a 10-point lead 28-18 to end the first half. Bronson Sargent had seven in the opening two quarters, but was held scoreless the rest of the way.
Senior Dylan Stuecker, who had a game high 22 points earlier this week after hitting seven 3-balls in the first half, was held to just two points in the game.
“We played a really good experienced team and our shots weren’t falling and we got into our heads a little bit,” said head coach Evan Swanson.
“I am 100% positive we can rebound and learn from that game.”
Central Lee closed the gap to five at 21-16 with less than three minutes to go in the half, but the Falcons would go on a 7-2 run to close out the half.
West Burlington would step on the gas from that point on with eight different players scoring in the second half.
Falcons post Marvion Jackson had 12 in the first half, but the Hawks made some adjustments and held the 6-4 senior to just a bucket and a couple free throws the rest of the way.
Jackson’s 16 was a game-high and Colton Sherwood added 11 to lead West Burlington (2-0).
For the Hawks, Sargent finished with seven, and Jaxon Betker had five. Derrick Denning and Alex Sandoval put in four, while Kade Myhre, Jaedon Betker, Seth Mayes and Stuecker all had two points.
Central Lee moves to 1-1 on the year and plays Davis County at home tonight.