Lindeman leads Spartans to victory
WAVERLY – A day after reaching the 1,000-point plateau, Grundy Center’s Katie Lindeman scored a season-high 28 points to lead the Spartans (4-0) to a 54-35 victory over Jesup at the NICL Shootout at Wartburg College.
Lindeman hit on 10-of-19 field goal attempts, including two 3-pointers, and was 6-of-10 at the free-throw line. She also shared the team lead with eight rebounds. Alyssa Mathews had 10 points, eight boards and a team-best three assists.
Royals girls rally past Riceville
RICEVILLE – Colo-NESCO outscored Riceville 21-7 over the final 11 minutes of the game, beating the Wildcats 46-38 in Saturday’s non-conference girls’ basketball game.
The Royals (4-0) were led by Kassie Robinson’s 10 points and four steals. Faith Vincent and Molly Barten both chipped in eight points, and Barten had a team-best seven rebounds. Mackenna Ruffcorn contributed seven points and six boards for Colo-NESCO, which outscored Riceville 17-7 in the fourth quarter.
Lydia Beran led Riceville (0-4) with a game-high 16 points.
South Hardin stops Waterloo Columbus
WAVERLY – Lydia Rose scored a team-leading 19 points to help South Hardin improve to 4-0 with a 46-34 win over Waterloo Columbus (0-4) on Saturday at the NICL Shootout at Wartburg College.
Nina Priske pitched in with six points for the Tigers, while Kayla Anderson and Emma Gourley added five points apiece.
Hawks handle West Marshall’s boys
JEWELL – Collin Hill had a game-high 23 points and his brother Conner added 12 more as the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team toppled West Marshall 70-36 Saturday.
Trey Woodall chipped in 11 points for the host Hawks (1-1) in their first win of the season. South Hamilton put the game away with a 22-4 advantage in the second quarter, taking a 42-14 lead into the half.
David Disney paced West Marshall with 10 points, Cole Baccam added seven and Beau Coberley had six.
Colo-NESCO clobbers host Wildcats
RICEVILLE – Brady Stoeffler scored a game-high 20 points to lead the unbeaten Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball team to an 80-27 rout over Riceville here Saturday.
The Royals (3-0) ran out to a 28-8 lead after one quarter and were ahead 53-15 at the half.
Chrisetian Reischauer and Grant Tiarks tallied 13 points apiece, Matthew Hill added 11 points and Garret Tiarks had 10.
Grant Shedenhelm led Riceville (1-2) with seven points.
Anderson, Tigers topple BCLUW
ELDORA – Kayla Anderson scored a game-high 19 points to lead the South Hardin girls’ basketball team to a 62-51 NICL West Division win over visiting BCLUW on Friday night.
Lydia Rose added a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Nina Priske poured in 15 points for the Tigers (3-0, 1-0).
Olivia Callaway led the Comets (1-3, 0-2) with 16 points. Samantha Ubben tallied nine points, six assists and five steals, while Lauren Anderson finished with seven points and seven rebounds.
Weber’s Rebels fall at home to BGM
REINBECK – Hayley Weber had a team-leading 16 points in Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s 48-30 loss to BGM on Friday night.
Taylor Gienger added eight points, four assists and four steals for the Rebels (0-3). Megan Oelschlager had a team-best 11 rebounds for G-R, which trailed 20-8 after the opening period.
Maquoketa tops STC in league play
TAMA – Jon Ernst had a game-high 22 points to lead Maquoketa to a 64-57 victory over South Tama in Friday’s WaMaC Conference boys’ basketball game.
Logan Rockwell had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Abraham Kinrade tallied 12 points and 11 boards for the Cardinals (2-0).
Gabe Shields had a team-leading 19 points to go with six rebounds for South Tama (0-4, 0-1). Riley Davenport added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Wade Brown had eight points and six boards.
Smoldt drops 31 in Rebels’ opener
REINBECK – Gladbrook-Reinbeck opened its state title defense with Friday’s 85-37 victory over non-conference foe BGM.
Joe Smoldt netted seven 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 31 points to go with six assists. Tyler Eiffler had 11 points and three steals, and Matt Roeding added 10 points and six rebounds.
Josh Cooley chipped in seven points and six boards for the Rebels (1-0), who host West Marshall on Tuesday night.
Warriors wallop visiting Wolverines
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT – The Meskwaki boys’ basketball team blitzed GMG in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference clash, winning 71-24.
Terrell Grant had 17 points and five steals, Jarius Bear piled up 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Allis Tahahwah added 15 points and four assists for the host Warriors (2-0, 2-0). Meskwaki held GMG (0-2, 0-2) to single-digit scoring in each of four quarters.