East pulls away in third, wins opener

2011-11-29T22:47:00Z East pulls away in third, wins opener Sioux City Journal
November 29, 2011 10:47 pm

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- J.C. Fuller scored a career-high 19 points and the Sioux City East defense put the clamps on Council Bluffs Lewis Central in a 61-41 season-opening boys basketball triumph here Tuesday night.

Alex Imming added 16 points and University of Iowa recruit Adam Woodbury 13 for the Black Raiders. East limited Lewis Central to three points in the third quarter, outscoring the Titans 23-3 to pull away from a 30-20 halftime cushion.

"Our defense stepped it up in the third quarter," said first-year East Coach Ras Vanderloo. "When you hold a team to three points in a quarter that's pretty good. We have the capability to play good defense when we put our minds to it.

"When they work hard, they can be good basketball players."

East had a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and enjoyed a 10-point halftime lead. The Black Raiders had 26 field goals to 12 for Lewis Central, which was led by Matt Anderson with 10 points.

The East High junior varsity held off Lewis Central 55-54. Greg Kirwan scored 14 points and Jordan Betts 10 for the Black Raiders.

East hosts Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Friday.

EAST (61)

Marcel Dunson 1 1-2 4, J.C. Fuller 8 1-1 19, Alex Imming 7 1-2 16, Adam Woodbury 6 1-2 13, Dillon Godfrey 2 0-0 4, Andrew Munson 0 0-0 0, Blake Lynch 1 0-0 3, Greg Kirwan 0 0-0 0, Taylor DeLaughter 0 0-0 0, Ben Steenhoven 0 0-0 0, Ben Schwaderer 1 0-0 2, Alec Lewis 0 0-0 0, Chase Kern 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 4-7 61.

LEWIS CENTRAL (41)

Alex Reed 3 3-3 9, Josiah Shepherd 3 0-0 7, LaMar Conner 1 1-3 3, Lincoln Rodenberg 1 2-4 4, Matt Anderson 3 2-3 10, Zach Edwards 0 0-0 0, Tucker Maxwell 0 0-0 0, Trent Rudolph 0 3-3 3, Nate Pettepier 1 0-0 3, Jaden Brouse 0 2-4 2. Totals 12 13-20 41.

East 15 15 23 8 -- 61

Lewis Central 8 12 3 18 -- 41

Three-point goals -- East 5 (Fuller 2, Dunson, Lynch, Imming), Lewis Central 4 (Anderson 2, Pettepier, Shepherd). Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- East 35 (Woodbury 13), Lewis Central 20. Turnovers -- East 15, Lewis Central 13. Total fouls -- East 18, Lewis Central 13.

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