Abigail Vandebogart contributes in the Lady Chiefs 56-49 win over Clinton Jan. 19, which boosted Big Foot into solely controlling second place in the Rock Valley Conference. (Peter Mischka photo)

By Dan Truttschel

Sports correspondent

There never seemed to be a moment last week at Clinton when the Big Foot girls basketball team could quite pull away from the Cougars.

But the Chiefs never really were in trouble, either.

In a back-and-forth game, it was Big Foot’s stifling defense and a solid effort from the free-throw line that proved to be the difference in a 56-49 Rock Valley Conference victory that improved Big Foot to 10-5 overall and 9-2 in conference play.

Big Foot led 27-22 at halftime and outscored Clinton by two in the final 18 minutes.

“It was a game of streaks or runs, whatever you want to call it,” Big Foot coach Rick Schoenbeck said. “I think both teams started a little slow. We went on a run, they would catch up, and that’s kind of how it finished.”

For the rest of the story, grab a copy of the Jan. 26 Times/Reporter.

 
 

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