Bearcats survive North Iowa to go 3-0

North Butler’s Dylan Clipperton looks for an open teammate during the Bearcats’ 39-37 win over North Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 2. Clipperton broke the school record for career assists the night before. (Kristi Nixon photo)

GREENE – For the first time in 10 years, North Butler’s boys’ basketball team has started the season 3-0.

It took surviving a scrappy North Iowa team on Saturday, Dec. 2 to do so, getting a late basket by Dylan Clipperton and a last-second steal by Chase Eiklenborg for the 39-37 victory.

Bearcat coach Dave Brown said he didn’t know the last time his team had started so well and said he was already looking toward the next one on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Central Springs.

It also came on the heels of a quality win over Mason City Newman, with a quick turnaround.

“Whether it is one point or 20 points, the bottom line is you’ve got to get the ‘W,’ right?” Brown said...

The full story appears in the Dec. 7 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.