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Creek Boys end regular season as WaMaC West Co-Champs

Schrepfer, Potter and Withrow power CCA to 74-58 win over Benton Community
CCA senior Tyler Schrepfer puts up a vital free throw, late in the fourth quarter, Friday, Jan. 3, at home, against Williamsburg. Schrepfer put up 17 points, including four three-point baskets, against Benton Community to close-out the regular season on Tuesday, Feb. 18. (File photo by Chris Umscheid)

VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ basketball history was made on the road Tuesday, Feb. 18, as the Creek Boys defeated Benton Community, 74-58, and claimed a share of the WaMaC West Championship.
The Clippers finished the regular season with a historic12-2 record in the West Division (14-5 in the conference, 16-5 overall) and tied with rival Williamsburg for the first WaMaC Divisional Championship in school history. It is also the first conference basketball championship for the Clippers since 2000-2001.
The Creek Boys built a 22-15 lead in the first quarter and powered their way to a comfortable 41-27 halftime advantage. CCA held off the Bobcats’ third-quarter challenge and led 58-42 going into the final period.
Tyler Schrepfer, Mike Potter and Christian Withrow led the Clippers’ charge with 17 points, including four three-point baskets from Schrepfer, 14 from Potter, and 10 from Withrow. Withrow led on the glass with 11 rebounds, while Potter made eight and had a trio of blocks.
The postseason path to the Wells Fargo Arena, and the 2020 state tournament, began on Monday, Feb. 24, as Fort Madison visited the Clippers in a Class 3A Substate 5 quarterfinal game. The winner faces the victor of a Feb. 24 contest between Keokuk and Solon at Clear Creek Amana High School, in Tiffin, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the semifinals. The substate final will be on Monday, March 2, at Muscatine High School with Davenport Assumption, Fairfield, Washington or Mount Pleasant as the opponent.
The 2020 state tournament runs from Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 13, in Des Moines.