MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT - Meskwaki's suffocating defense and quick transition offense took GMG's 18 turnovers and turned them into a 59-20 victory in Friday night's Iowa Star Conference clash.
Dia Keahna and Kadyn Clark led Meskwaki with 12 points apiece and Chasia Shuckahosee added 10 points. The Warriors (2-0, 2-0) led 17-6 after one quarter and 33-8 at the half, pulling away to continue their strong start in league action.
Jaden Davenport added seven points, and both Jaylynn Bear and Tiana Thompson had five points for the Warriors. Meskwaki's homestand to start the season continues Monday against Cedar Valley Christian.
GMG lost post player Caitlin Appelgate to a knee injury during the contest and fell to 0-4 overall, 0-2 in Iowa Star play. Olivia Barritt led the Wolverines with eight points and Mikaella Koster had seven.
GMG goes back on the road Tuesday to play at Waterloo Christian.
Colo-NESCO 59, Waterloo Christian 26
COLO - Four players scored nine points or more as the Colo-NESCO girls stayed unbeaten in Iowa Star Conference play with decisive victory over Waterloo Christian, 59-26, Friday night.
Madison Eley led the Royals (2-1, 2-0) with 16 points and seven steals. Caitlyn Riese chipped in 10 points while Madison Farren and Haley Stoeffler both had nine points. Farren led C-N with 10 rebounds and contributed four steals, while Shayla Dean tallied five points, seven rebounds, five steals and three assists.
April Hall led Waterloo Christian (0-2, 0-2) with eight points.
Colo-NESCO is back in action today, hosting CMB in non-conference play at 4 p.m.
GMG 53, Meskwaki 40
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT - Blake Warren started his senior season with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, leading the GMG boys' basketball team to a 53-40 victory over Meskwaki.
Luke Petty added 13 points and eight rebounds, Austin Vaughn had eight points and Brock Fisher seven for the Wolverines, who play Tuesday at Waterloo Christian.
Darrion Murray led Meskwaki (1-1, 1-1) with 11 points, Tyus Grant added 10 points and Corey Dye had eight more for the Warriors. Meskwaki meets Cedar Valley Christian on Monday in non-conference action.
Colo-NESCO 68, Waterloo Christian 36
COLO - Brandyn Niemeyer netted a career-high 26 points to go with 12 rebounds, eight steals and four assists in Colo-NESCO's first win of the season, a 68-36 rout of Waterloo Christian in Iowa Star Conference play.
J.T. Adams chipped in with 16 points and seven steals, while Tanner Clatt added 11 points for the Royals.
The Royals (1-1, 1-1) are back at home today with a non-conference contest against CMB.
Alan Mazzarella led Waterloo Christian (0-2, 0-2) with 15 points.
North Tama 60, Don Bosco 30
GILBERTVILLE - North Tama won 60-30 over Iowa Star opponent Don Bosco (0-1, 0-1) on Friday. The Redhawks (3-0, 2-0) had a 22-7 lead after the first quarter.
North Tama had three players who reached double digits in scoring. Nolan Hefty led the team with 16 points. Mitchell Boerm scored 11 points and Brent Billerbeck had 10.
South Tama 55, Grundy Center 51
TAMA - The South Tama (1-1, 1-0) boys started off NICL West play with a 55-51 victory over Grundy Center (0-1, 0-1) on Friday.
Sam Kuhter led the Trojans in scoring with 18 points to go with seven rebounds. Vinny Lasley tallied 10 points, nine assists, six steals and five boards.
The Spartans were led by Jordan Clapp with 14 points. Dylan Lyman and Brady Hook both scored 10 points.