SIOUX CITY, Iowa — When Treynor senior Luke Clausen picked up his fourth foul midway through the third quarter, he had four points.

After sitting for a short time, coach Scott Rucker put him back in the game.

“He’s a smart player,” Rucker said. “I think he probably understood how much we needed him out there.”

Clausen scored 10 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and all four of Treynor’s points in the overtime as the western Iowa Class 2-A/1-A No. 2 Cardinals knocked off Class 4-A/3-A No. 2 Sioux City Heelan 67-65 Saturday at “The Pit,” Heelan’s gym.

“Across the state, this is just legendary for being a tough place to play,” Rucker said. “I’m so proud of our kids’ toughness to get the ‘W.’ ”

Heelan’s Bryce Reynolds made two free throws with 42.5 seconds left in the overtime to tie the game 65-65. Jon Schwarte missed the front end of a one-and-one for Treynor (14-0) with 20.9 seconds remaining, giving Heelan (8-4) a chance to win.

But Heelan attemped a long pass under pressure near midcourt, and Schwarte deflected it to the 6-foot-3 Clausen, who was fouled in the backcourt with 7.7 seconds left. He made both free throws.

Brenden Roder’s 10-foot baseline jumper over two defenders was off, and Elijah Hazekamp couldn’t control the tip try.

“It’s a great win for us,” Clausen said.

Treynor senior Dillon Faubel supplied the heroics late in regulation.

Hazekamp scored with 27 seconds left in regulation to give Heelan a 61-60 lead, and Jackson Boever made two free throws after a Reynolds steal for a 63-60 edge with 19.8 seconds left.

Faubel buried a 25-footer with 9.9 seconds left to send it to overtime.

The 6-foot Faubel scored 12 of his 18 in the first half and finished with seven assists.

Sophomores Jack Stogdill and Schwarte added 13 and 10 points.

Stogdill covered the 6-6 Hazekamp, a North Dakota recruit who averages 21.6 points and 13.5 rebounds. He finished with 26 points and 11 boards but went scoreless in OT.

Heelan coach Andy Foster, whose team lost by two in double- overtime to Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 12 and by one to Sioux City East on Thursday, said it comes down to the little things.

“We’ve been talking for the last couple of days about end-of-game situations,” he said. “We’ve got to handle them better.

“But they’re good. I have to tip my cap to those guys. They made a ton of 3s (10), and they found each other.”

Treynor (14-0) 15 15 11 22 4—67

At SC Heelan (8-4) 22 11 14 16 2—65

T: Dillon Faubel 7-20 0-0 18, Jack Stogdill 5-8 0-0 13, Jon Schwarte 5-5 0-2 10, Luke Clausen 7-10 6-6 23, Jerry Jorgenson 0-1 0-0 0, Peyton Peatrowsky 0-0 0-0 0, Seth Young 0-0 0-0 0, Jack Tiarks 1-2 1-1 3. Totals: 25-46 7-9 67.

H: Jackson Boever 3-6 2-2 9, Colin Kasperbauer 3-7 5-6 11, Bryce Reynolds 4-8 2-2 10, Brendan Roder 2-6 2-3 6, Elijah Hazekamp 7-15 10-11 26, Tommy Schiltz 1-4 0-0 3, John Koch 0-0 0-0 0, Eli Mollet 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 20-47 21-24 65.

3-point goals: T 10-22 (Faubel 4-9, Stogdill 3-6, Luke Clausen 3-6, Jorgenson 0-1), H 4-12 (Hazekamp 2-4, Boever 1-2, Schiltz 1-3, Roder 0-3). Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none. Rebounds: T 23 (Schwarte 9), H 26 (Hazekamp 11). Assists: T 17 (Faubel 7), H 7 (Kasperbauer 2, Hazekamp 2). Steals: T 2 (Faubel, Stogdill), H 6 (Kasperbauer 4). Turnovers: T 11, H 8.

SC Heelan girls 59, Treynor 55

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — When Treynor’s Konnor Sudmann found Madelyn Deitchler underneath for the go-ahead basket with 25 seconds left, Heelan didn’t freeze.

The Crusaders attacked.

They fired a long pass to 5-3 sophomore Katie Cooke, whose layup with 18.7 seconds left knocked western Iowa Class 2-A/1-A No. 1 Treynor from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday.

“That’s the way our kids grew up,” Heelan coach Darron Koolstra said. “They like to run and they like to play that fast-paced game. Our point guards are very capable of pitching the ball ahead and finding that girl streaking down the floor.”

One day after losing 64-63 at the buzzer to Sioux City East on a corner 3, western Iowa Class 5-A/4-A/3-A No. 4 Heelan (9-5) earned a weekend split, just not the way many expected. East entered the game 1-11.

“We talked this morning about the opportunity to play a really good team in The Pit today,” Koolstra said. “They responded very, very well.”

With just more than four minutes remaining, Treynor held a 52-43 lead. But the veteran Cardinals (14-1) turned it over four times in the final two minutes.

“Taking care of the ball, we didn’t do as well as we should have,” Treynor coach Joe Chapman said.

Amber Aesoph made a steal for Heelan with less than a minute left, leading to Ella Skinner’s two free throws that put the Crusaders up 54-53 with 41 seconds left.

That set up Sudmann’s assist to Deitchler, then Cooke’s layup for Heelan. Down one, Sudmann was called for a charge with 10.7 seconds left.

Aesoph took the charge.

“I didn’t know if it was, so I kind of just laid there for a second, waiting to see,” she said.

Ellie Cropley made two free throws to put Heelan up 58-55 with 9.5 seconds remaining. Sudmann’s long 3 was short, and Aesoph’s free throw with one second left iced it.

The most remarkable play of the day came with 0.6 seconds left in the third quarter. Heelan threw it to Katelyn Stanley in the backcourt. She reached back and launched a one-handed heave from about 60 feet. It went cleanly through, to everyone’s astonishment — especially Stanley’s.

“I was just like, ‘OK, well that would be really cool if it went in,’ ” she said. “I just threw it and hoped for the best. And it went in and everyone freaked out.”

Stanley led the Crusaders with 20 points while Skinner added 15. Junior Kayla Chapman led Treynor with 25 points and 10 rebounds while Deitchler added 16 points.

Treynor (14-1) 15 16 10 14—55

At SC Heelan (9-5) 21 5 9 24—59

T: Sydney Carman 0-0 0-0 0, Konnor Sudmann 3-11 4-4 10, Kayla Chapman 9-16 5-6 25, Madelyn Deitchler 8-14 0-2 16, Sydney Huisman 2-3 0-0 4, Mandy Stogdill 0-2 0-0 0, Tori Castle 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 22-47 9-12 55.

H: Katie Cooke 3-5 0-0 6, Ellie Cropley 0-2 2-2 2, Maycen Schueth 3-7 1-2 10, Katelyn Stanley 6-9 6-7 20, Ella Skinner 5-12 5-6 15, Sydney Pratt 0-2 0-0 0, Ashlyn Peck 1-4 0-0 3, Nicole Jacobson 0-2 0-0 0, Katelyn Lawler 0-0 0-0 0, Amber Aesoph 1-3 1-2 3. Totals: 19-46 15-19 59.

3-point goals: T 2-12 (Chapman 2-5, Castle 0-1, Stogdill 0-2, Sudmann 0-4), H 6-18 (Schueth 3-5, Stanley 2-4, Peck 1-4, Cooke 0-1, Cropley 0-2, Skinner 0-2). Total fouls: T 14, H 10. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none. Rebounds: T 31 (Chapman 10), H 24 (Skinner 6). Assists: T 8 (Sudmann 4), H 10 (Skinner 3). Steals: T 5 (Stogdill 2), H 8 (Stanley 3, Aesoph 3). Turnovers: T 18, H 15., 402-444-1055,

Kevin is The World-Herald's lead western Iowa sportswriter, covering about 60 high schools. He's also in charge of the sports department at The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs.

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