Clippers drop close game again Somonuak


AMBOY -— The Amboy Clippers dropped a narrow 56-54 decision to Somonauk in varsity boys’ basketball action on March 8 at the AHS gym.

After trailing 25-19 at the half, the Clippers staged a third-quarter comeback and tied the game at 36-36 heading to the fourth. The game remained tight over the final eight minutes before the Bobcats pulled out the win.

Amboy had a balanced scoring attack led by Tucker Lindenmeyer with 16 points. Connor Simpson was next with 14 points, followed by Trevor Vaessen with 10 and Preston Henkel with nine.

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Polo posted 44-27 triumph over the Clippers on March 9 at Polo. The home team raced out to a 17-5 lead after the opening quarter and carried a 23-12 advantage to intermission. The Marcos held a 33-19 cushion heading to the final stanza.

Ian Eller topped the Clipper scoring chart with eight points, while Vaessen chipped in with five tallies.

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