ANKENY - Class 5A No. 5-ranked Ankeny held the Marshalltown girls' basketball team scoreless in the third quarter and continued to pull away for a 60-21 victory in Central Iowa Conference play Thursday.
Jaali Winters and Brittany Hedrick scored 15 points apiece to lead the Hawks (16-4), who claimed this make-up game for their fourth straight win. Blair Silliman and Madi Robson chipped in eight points apiece for the Hawks.
Eisha Oden scored two-thirds of Marshalltown's points, putting in 14 to pace the Bobcats (4-16). Amanda Hughes added a 3-pointer, while Lauren Mazour and Kali Banks both had two points for MHS.
The Bobcats go back out on the road tonight to close out the regular season, visiting sixth-ranked Mason City in CIC Northern Division play. Marshalltown's postseason opener is Feb. 16 at No. 8 Des Moines East.
MHS (4-16) - Amanda Hughes 3, Eisha Oden 14, Lauren Mazour 2, Kali Banks 2.
ANKENY (16-4) - Riley Miller 2, Madi Robson 8, Sarah Brandt 5, Jaali Winters 15, Blair Silliman 8, Allison Schaaf 4, Brittany Hedrick 15, Tasha Vipond 2, Jordan Enga 1.
3-Point Goals-MHS 1 (Hughes); Ankeny 5 (Hedrick 3, Brandt, Silliman).