Dean’s triple-double drives Royals to 10-0
COLO – Shayla Dean notched a triple-double of 16 points, 14 steals and 10 assists and the Class 1A No. 2-ranked Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team blasted Valley Lutheran 78-21 on Friday night.
Makaelyn Neuendorf tallied a career-high 21 points to go with eight steals, six rebounds and four assists, while Hannah Buseman had 14 points and Melanie Van Loon added 12 more.
The Royals (10-0) scored the game’s first 31 points, leading 31-4 at the end of the first quarter and 47-9 at the half.
Emma Armbrecht led Valley Lutheran (1-11) with eight points.
North Tama 59, Waterloo Christian 19
TRAER – The North Tama girls basketball team routed Iowa Star opponent Waterloo Christian 59-19 on Friday, giving the Regents their fifth consecutive loss.
The Redhawks’ strong pressure defense did not allow the Regents to score in the first quarter. The Regents registered their first points with four minutes remaining before halftime as the Redhawks jumped out to a 16-0 lead.
Madison Howard led North Tama (8-1, 7-1) with a game-high 14 points to go with eight rebounds and six steals. Anna Kvidera added 13 points, and Abbie Schafer had eight rebounds.
Waterloo Christian (1-11, 1-7) was led by Sydney Nystrom with five points.
North Tama will be on the road Tuesday to face Meskwaki in an Iowa Star matchup.
West Marshall 57, Grundy Center 34
STATE CENTER – The West Marshall girls basketball team won 57-34 to end Grundy Center’s five-game winning streak in an NICL West matchup on Friday.
After playing through the conference once, West Marshall (8-4, 5-2) and Grundy Center (8-3, 5-2) are tied for first place in NICL West.
Brooke Snider and Gabby Reyerson both had strong performances for the Trojans. Snider made seven 3-pointers, giving her a career-high 26 points. Reyerson earned her sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Leading the Spartans was Katie Lindeman with 14 points. Stephanie Faust added 10 points.
West Marshall faces NICL West opponent Hudson at home on Tuesday. Grundy Center will be at home against AGWSR in an NICL West game on Tuesday night.
Dunkerton 46, GMG 41
DUNKERTON – The GMG girls basketball team lost their sixth consecutive game, falling to Iowa Star opponent Dunkerton on Friday.
Olivia Barritt led the Wolverines with a double-double performance of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Blaire Sonderleiter scored 11 points.
Dunkerton (7-3, 6-3) was led by Alecia Kimball with 16 points and McKenna Boeschen added 10 points.
GMG (1-8, 1-5) will make up an Iowa Star game against Tripoli at home on Monday.
North Tama 74, Waterloo Christian 63
TRAER – The North Tama boys basketball team won 74-63 while overcoming a strong performance by Waterloo Christian’s Timothy Doering in an Iowa Star Conference clash on Friday.
Leading the Redhawks (4-4, 4-3) was Paul Kaufmann with 26 points and nine rebounds. Logan Zobel also had a big game with 20 points. Caden Stuart had nine points and seven rebounds.
The Regents (3-8, 3-5) were led by Timothy Doering with game-high 35 points. Luke Zwack also reached double digits with 12 points.
North Tama will be on the road Tuesday to take on Iowa Star opponent Meskwaki Settlement.
Grundy Center 53, West Marshall 26
STATE CENTER – The Grundy Center boys basketball team had a strong third quarter, winning 53-26 over NICL West opponent West Marshall on Friday.
The Spartans had a 20-17 lead at halftime, then outscored the Trojans 24-4 in the third quarter.
Grundy Center (4-7, 3-4) was led by Austin Burroughs with game-high 19 points. Jack Stumberg scored 11 points, and Bryce Flater added on seven points.
West Marshall (2-10, 2-5) was led by Nick Juel with eight points. David Disney controlled the boards with nine rebounds. Dylan Petermeier tallied six points and had six rebounds.
Both teams will play today at Wartburg College in the NICL Winter Classic. Grundy Center will face off against MFL/Mar-Mac and West Marshall will play Wapsie Valley.
Hudson 73, BCLUW 47
HUDSON – The BCLUW boys basketball team dropped its seventh straight game in a 73-47 rout by NICL West Division newcomer Hudson.
The Comets led 16-14 after the first quarter, then the Pirates outscored them 21-7 in the second quarter, giving them a 35-23 lead at halftime.
BCLUW (2-7, 6-1) was led by Tanner Teske with 16 points to go with five rebounds. Ty Runge scored eight points with six rebounds.
Hudson (7-2, 6-1) had four players that reached double figures. Parker Ingamells scored a game-high 18 points. Ross Anderson put up 17 points, Stone Allen scored 15 points and CJ Christopher added 10.
BCLUW faces off against Denver in the NICL Winter Classic at Wartburg College today.
Valley Lutheran 36
COLO – Christian Reischauer scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Class 1A No. 5 Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball team past Valley Lutheran on Friday.
Tanner Clatt contributed 12 points and seven rebounds, while Brady Stoeffler had 11 points and a team-leading six assists. Grant Tiarks tallied 10 points as well for the Royals (9-0), who led 32-12 at halftime.
Dunkerton 48, GMG 44
DUNKERTON – Brett Rathe led Dunkerton with 16 points and Bryce Rigdon netted 12 as the Dunkerton Raiders held off GMG 48-44 in Iowa Star Conference play.
Bridger Claassen’s double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds led GMG, while Matt Carlon had six points and 10 boards. Bryce Newcomb tallied eight points and eight rebounds, while Jacob Burt finished with six points for the Wolverines (5-3, 4-3).