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Drake commit Schlatter scores 52, corrals 31 boards in 2OT win over H-D

 

Brady Claypool (30) of Hampton-Dumont pulls down a rebound in front of IF-A's Casey Schlatter during the Tuesday, Jan. 7 game at Hampton. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

HAMPTON – Everyone in the Hampton gymnasium knew what was coming.

Iowa Falls-Alden and Drake University commitment Casey Schlatter, who stands 6-foot-8, can do it all and he did in a thrilling 68-59 double overtime victory over the Bulldogs on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Not once did the Cadet senior, who stands head and shoulders above everyone on the court, leave the floor against Hampton-Dumont (3-7), scoring 10 points in the second overtime to secure IF-A’s fourth win.

“We’re trying to guard 6-8 with 5-10 and 6-1,” Hampton-Dumont head coach Heath Walton said. “And not just 6-8, good 6-8, with a high touch. We would get there and help – but he’s not going to charge – he’s not going to lower his shoulder. He’s good and we don’t have the size."

For more on this story, see the Jan. 15 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.