(Des Moines) Coming into the 2012 boys state basketball tournament the Clarinda Cardinals had zero wins to show for their seven trips to state. The Cardinals changed that with a convincing win over Roland-Story Tuesday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena.
Clarinda turned a 22-16 lead at the break into a 50-31 blowout win. 6'7" senior Jared Stansbury connected on 5-7 from the floor in addition to 5-6 from the free throw line to lead the way with 15 points.Clarinda shot 51.5% from the field as a team while the Cardinal defense was able to hold Roland-Story to just 30% shooting.
#6 seed Clarinda improves to 20-4 this season. They head into a semi-final matchup with #7 seed Ft. Dodge St. Edmond on Thursday afternoon at 3:45. 19-6 St. Edmond eliminated PCM, Monroe with a 53-52 win on Tuesday.