FS Clippers struggle, winning one out of four

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Amboy’s freshman-sophomore boys’ basketball team has struggled on the hardwood in recent games, winning only one of its last four outings.

The Clippers fell at Milledgeville, 48-26, on Jan. 10.

Amboy scored just one basket in the opening quarter and trailed 16-2 at the buzzer. Milledgeville took a 27-9 lead to the break.

Brady Jones paced the Clippers with 10 points, while Ian Eller supplied six points.

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First-quarter woes continued for Amboy in a 35-22 setback at Forreston on Jan. 12.

The Clippers found themselves down 12-5 after the first session and scoring points continued over the remainder of the game. Forreston was in front 23-10 at intermission and 30-16 heading to the fourth.

Andruw Jones pumped in eight points to top the AHS scoring chart. Eller, Caden Wittenauer and Jordan Gulley all had three points apiece.

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Amboy was on the short end of a 69-17 score to Polo on Jan. 16 at the AHS gym.

The Marcos bolted to a 22-5 first-quarter lead and never looked back. Polo’s offense kept churning throughout the remainder of the game as it held leads of 38-9 at halftime and 50-15 after three periods.

Lane Boehle’s five points led Amboy scoring, while Eller and Brady Jones each contributed four points.

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The Clippers snapped their losing skid with a 47-30 triumph over LaMoille on Jan. 18 at the AHS gym.

Amboy took off from a 10-8 first-quarter lead to a 23-15 halftime cushion. The Clippers held a 35-25 margin going into the fourth quarter, where they outscored LaMoille, 12-5.

Brady Jones exploded for 20 points to lead the attack. Eighteen of his tallies came in the first half. Boehle also hit double digits with 12 points.