The Score Sheet: Second-half drought dooms Clarksville’s dream season, Iowa suspensions

The Clarksville girls basketball team made their fist apperace in the state basketball tournament Wednesday afternoon.

 

The Indians lost 62-49.   Clarksville standout Kori Wedeking finished with a game-high 20 points, but fouled out late in the  fourth quatrter.

Head Coach Ross Timmermons says Marquet Catholic’s size and his team’s inability to get shots to fall made the difference.

 

The Indians fell behind by 12 in the second quarter but battled back to cut the deficit to 3.  The Mohawks opened up the second half ona  14-2 and didn’t look back.

Janet Borchardt finished with 14, only scoring five in the second half.

She says they didn’t pass well enough to win the game, but says this is an experience she’ll never forget and wants to return in her senior season.

 

The Indians finish their season 20-3.

A big turnaround season for the Iowa basketball team is being overshadowed by multiple suspensions. Hawkeye basketball coach Fran McCaffery was suspended for two games following a profanity laced tirade at an official following Tuesday night’s loss at Ohio State. It comes just days after play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin was suspended for the remainder of the season for a term he used to describe the play of Maryland’s Bruno Fernando in a game last week.

 

McCaffery says he let his emotions get carried away.

 

McCaffery says he coaches with passion and that won’t change.

 

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta acknowledges it has been a rough week for the department.

 

Barta says Dolphin will return to the booth for Iowa’s spring football game.

 

There was speculation that a rift between Dolphin and McCaffery might lead to his ouster.

 

Dolphin says he will try to remain descriptive in his call while at the same time being sensitive to his choice of words.

 

A.J. Green misfired on a potential game winning shot as Northern Iowa lost at home to Loyola 56-55.

 

That’s UNI coach Ben Jacobson. The Panthers fall to 9-8 in the Valley and saw their slim title hopes evaporate.