STATE CENTER - West Marshall pounced on its cross-county rivals and kept the pressure on, coasting to a 75-50 victory over East Marshall in Tuesday's NICL West Division boys' basketball game.
Christian Vis scored a team-leading 18 points for West Marshall (20-2, 8-0), which led 24-5 after the first quarter. Colby Dunn scored a season-high 10 points and Reggie Gradwell also had 10 for the Trojans.
Leading scorer Duncan Ferch chalked up nine points, nine rebounds and six assists in the win - the fourth straight for West Marshall. Clayton Green chipped in eight points as well.
East Marshall (1-10, 1-7) got a team-leading 18 points from Ben Terrones. Walker Steward added 15 points and Mitch Berry had 13, as the trio combined for all but four for the Mustangs.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck 56, South Hardin 54
REINBECK - Gladbrook-Reinbeck stretched out an 11-point lead with 2 minutes to go before South Hardin's comeback came up just shy in a back-and-forth NICL West contest.
Zach Pierce notched a game-high 21 points and Chase Clark added 14 for the Rebels (7-1, 7-1).
The Rebels used a 15-3 third-quarter advantage to turn a five-point halftime deficit into a seven-point lead entering the fourth.
Sam Shindelar led South Hardin (5-5, 3-4) with 16 points, matching his season high, and David Shindelar added a season-best 10 points.
Grundy Center 67, South Tama 53
GRUNDY CENTER - Elliot Eggleston had team-highs of 17 points, 10 steals and seven assists for a double-double that helped lead Grundy Center to its third straight win, a 67-53 victory over South Tama in an NICL West pairing.
Dylan Lyman added 16 points and six rebounds, Brady Hook had 12 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Riley Wells had 10 points and six boards for the Spartans (3-9, 2-6). Grundy Center used a 28-9 third-quarter advantage to overcome the Trojans' 29-25 halftime lead.
Sam Kuhter tallied a team-high 20 points for South Tama (4-6, 4-4). Jose Fonseca had 12 points,
North Tama 71, Northeast Hamilton 21
TRAER - Mitchell Boerm nearly outscored North Tama's Iowa Star Conference foe himself, tallying a team-high 19 points to pace the Redhawks' 71-21 victory.
Jacob Wrage and Paul Kaufmann had nine points apiece, and Dalton Hulme added eight points and seven assists for the Redhawks (11-1, 9-0). Brent Billerbeck had four points, six assists and five steals, while Tanner Swanger led the team with six rebounds.
Noah Ronnfeldt had five points to lead Northeast Hamilton (4-6, 3-6).
Colo-NESCO 64, CAL 36
LATIMER - A big third quarter helped propel Colo-NESCO to a fifth straight win. The Royals led 27-14 at halftime and then put the game away with a 21-5 advantage in the third.
Brandyn Niemeyer finished with 22 points and nine boards, while Jake Webb added 12 points and five boards for Colo-NESCO (9-4, 8-2). Brady Stoeffler finished with eight points, six rebounds and four assists.