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Knoxville Hosts Clarke Tonight Still Eyeing SCC Title

Posted: Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

The Knoxville Basketball Squads are back on the court tonight playing in the South Central Conference against Clarke. The boys completely dominated the Indians earlier in the season winning 91-50, but have hit a rough patch in recent games. The Panthers are on a three game losing streak and are coming off a loss to Albia last Friday where they were held to 14 second half points. Coach Jeff Larson tells KNIA/KRLS Sports he is looking for players who will step up in crucial situations. Larson adds they also need a few guys to take the pressure off of Patrick Crawford, who Larson says is being asked to do too much. Knoxville is 5-7 on the season and stand at 5-2 in the conference. The girls will try to get some mojo back after a disheartening loss to Creston on Tuesday. The Panthers also were held to a meager point total in the second half in the 12-point loss. Coach Jim Uitermarkt tells KNIA/KRLS Sports he feels confident Clarke presents his team with favorable match ups. The girls are 10-3 and sit at 6-1 in the conference. You can hear the call on AM 1320 and 95.3 KNIA and with Derek Cardwell and John Keitges with the pre-game starting at 6:15.