CLEAR LAKE - Second-ranked (Class 3A) Clear Lake used a 20-point fourth quarter to earn a 70-48 victory over No. 4 St. Edmond here Thursday night.
After falling behind early, the Lions leaned on Spencer Davidson and Pete Swenson to remain unbeaten on the year.
Robby Burke led the Gaels (9-1 overall, 8-1 in North Central Conference) with 15 points and 10 rebounds - recording his 10th double-double of the season. Konrad Laufersweiler added 14 and eight boards.
"We played well for over three quarters, but they put a run on us and we couldn't get good, open looks to fall," SEHS head coach Adolph Kochendorfer said. "They are a good team, but I was happy with several things we did.
"We didn't turn the ball over much and our kids really battled. (Clear Lake) just did a nice job of spreading us out and exposing our defense."
Davidson had a game-high 21, while Swenson scored 14 for the Lions (9-0, 9-0). Matt Stephany added 11 in the win.
CLEAR LAKE 70, ST. EDMOND 48
St. Edmond - Robby Burke 15, Konrad Laufersweiler 14, Matthew Bocken 6, Landon Peed 6, Colin Flattery 4, Harrison Mayer 2, T.J. O'Tool 2.
Clear Lake - Spencer Davidson 21, Pete Swenson 14, Matt Stephany 11, David Dieken 6, Brock Adams 5, J.J. Theobald 4, Jack Abbas 3, Tamarik Lee 2, Tanner Storbeck 2, Chase Lester 2.
Quarter scores: St. Edmond led 18-10, 29-28, Clear Lake led 50-39.
The Gaels led 18-10 after the first quarter and held on to a one-point advantage at halftime. Clear Lake, though, outscored St. Edmond 42-19 in the second half.
"They are a big, strong, athletic team and can put five guys on the floor that can shoot it," Kochendorfer said. "This was a good learning experience for us."
Next up for the Gaels is Clarion-Goldfield in Clarion on Tuesday.