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Cubans hand Fennimore 73-39 SWAL loss
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Cuban guard, Griffin Eckhart pulls up inside the lane for a jumper over several Fennimore defenders.

The Cubans didn't think for one minute they had an easy win ahead of them when the Fennimore Golden Eagles set foot in Jerry Petitgoue gymnasium.
Although 80 percent of the Cubans team was taller than every member of the Fennimore team, somehow their lack of size allowed them to keep pace with the Cubans for the first two quarters.
In the second half, the Golden Eagles fell behind in their plight to upset the Cubans as the black and gold cruised to the 73-39 win with just six regular season games remaining.
In dominating fashion, the Cubans jumped out to a 20-8 first quarter lead and then extended their lead to 37-17 at the half. Cuba City head coach, Jerry Petitgoue said Fennimore has a young and scrappy team.
"In the first half we were quite sloppy with the ball and we had nine turnovers in the first half and despite the fact that we played poorly we still had a 20 point lead.
For 6 minutes of the third quarter we probably played as well as we had all year. I took the starters out with one minute to go in the third quarter. During that third quarter we had good fundamental defense and that was the most pleasing aspect of the game.
We turned the ball over uncharacteristically and then we took care of the basketball."
Corey Vaassen led Cuba City with 13 points while Trent Denlinger and Zach Adams each had 12. Einar Frimodt came off the bench and scored 10 points and Nate Murray had eight.
Cuba City hosts Iowa-Grant tonight (Thursday) and Benton on Tuesday, Feb. 14.