Big second half run propels West Marshall past Tigers

STATE CENTER – The West Marshall girls basketball team went on a 25-8 run early in the third quarter that helped the Trojans pick up a 57-46 victory over NICL West Division opponent South Hardin on Friday night.

“Everyone stepped up and everyone contributed,” Madisen Streeter, who spearheaded the Trojans with 18 points, said. “And when everyone contributes, it helps a lot.”

West Marshall led 22-16 at half, but the Tigers went on an 8-0 run to start the third quarter that included two 3-pointers by Claire Damon to take a 24-22 lead.

“We knew we had to step up and get our ‘A’ game going because they are a tough 3-point shooting team,” Streeter said.

The Trojans retaliated with a blitz of offense that left them with a 51-33 lead with 4:43 left until the final buzzer. Streeter, Gabby Reyerson and Brooke Snider played pivotal roles in West Marshall’s monster run.

South Hardin fought back gallantly, using a mixture of tough defense and poor Trojan free-throw shooting to claw their way back into the game, but by the time they got things rolling the mountain was too big to scale and West Marshall came away with the win.

Snider and Reyerson each had 17 points, with Snider connecting on five 3-pointers.

Damon led South Hardin with 12.

Colo-NESCO 73, Don Bosco 27

COLO – The Class 1A No. 2 Colo-NESCO girls basketball team remain undefeated after pummeling Iowa Star Conference opponent Don Bosco 73-27 on Friday.

The Royals had a 36-16 lead at halftime.

Colo-NESCO (12-0, 10-0) was led by Shayla Dean with 23 points and seven steals. Melanie Van Loon scored 15 points with two blocks. Makaelyn Neuendorf also reached double figures with 11 points and five rebounds.

Leading Don Bosco (5-6, 5-6) was Hannah Halverson with 11 points.

Colo-NESCO will face East Marshall at at 3:30 p.m. today in Le Grand.

Janesville 53, GMG 39

GARWIN – Class 1A No. 14 Janesville ran away in the second half as they won 53-39 over GMG in an Iowa Star matchup.

The Wildcats had a 25-21 halftime lead, then outscored the Wolverines 16-9 in the third quarter.

Josie Claassen and Olivia Barritt were the leading scorers for GMG (2-9, 2-7) with 13 points apiece. Claassen earned a double-double with 10 rebounds.

Janesville (12-1, 11-1) was led by Tory Hazard with a game-high 22 points. Kendyl Sorge scored 17 points.

GMG will play at home on Tuesday against 1A No. 2 Colo-NESCO in an Iowa Star matchup.

Grundy Center 45, BCLUW 22

GRUNDY CENTER – Grundy Center won 45-22 over NICL West opponent BCLUW on Friday.

Katie Lindeman recorded a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds to go with seven steals in leading Grundy Center (9-4, 6-3). Kayla Mathews and Alyssa Mathews scored eight points, and Alyssa Mathews had four steals.

There were four different players to score for BCLUW (5-9, 2-7). Leading the team was Olivia Callaway with 10 points.

Grundy Center will play today against Class 3A No. 2 Pocahontas Area at the All Iowa Attack gym in Ames. BCLUW will be on the road today to face North Tama.