Cowboys split opening week games, beat Eagles

Chris Staudt goes airborne in the lane for a shot and possible foul in the home game with Eagle Grove. The senior had 12 points which included two three-pointers, four steals, three rebounds and two assists in the win.

With three Cowboys scoring in double figures, the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity boys basketball team enjoyed a big night to open the season with a 70-44 win over Eagle Grove. They took a 34-20 lead into the locker room, then stormed back out and outscored the Eagles 24 points to five in the third quarter and never looked back from there.

  “We were a little nervous at the start of this game, and made a couple of mental errors because of it,” said head coach Scott Herrig. “After that, we played a very solid game. We made a lot of very good reads, and did an excellent job of getting the ball inside to our post players. Once that opened up, our shooters did a great job of knocking down jumpers as the game progressed.”

  Three Cowboys hit double digits in the scoring column, with a total of 12 players contributing as Herrig cleared his bench. Austin Keller led the way with 13 points on 5 of 10 from the field. Chris Staudt knocked down 12 points, including a pair of treys, and Trenton Sann fired in 10 points. Cody Kapka was close with nine, including a trey and going 4 of 5 from the charity stripe.

Read the full article in the Dec. 12 edition of the WCM.