Rebels rally past upset-minded AGWSR
ACKLEY – Joe Smoldt scored a game-high 24 points and Class 1A No. 1 Gladbrook-Reinbeck outscored AGWSR 25-8 in the fourth quarter to rally back for a 62-53 victory over the host Cougars in Friday’s NICL West Division showdown.
The reigning 1A state champions trailed 45-36 going into the final period before outscoring AGWSR handily.
Josh Cooley pitched in with three 3-pointers for nine points, while Brock Bystricky (eight points) and Caden Kickbush (six points) both knocked down a pair of treys. Tyler Eiffler added five points and a team-leading eight rebounds.
Nathan Karsjens posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds for AGWSR. Mason Eilderts finished with 14 points, while Travis Haupt had six points and 10 boards.
Royals run rampant on Clarksville
COLO – The Class 1A No. 5 Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball team won 84-23 over Iowa Star opponent Clarksville (0-7, 0-6) on Friday. This defeat gives the Indians their 67th consecutive loss.
Brady Stoeffler led the Royals with 19 points. Tanner Clatt, Grant Tiarks, and Matthew Hill each scored 10 points. Garret Tiarks led the boards with seven rebounds.
Colo-NESCO (7-0, 6-0) will play today against Gilbert.
Disney leads West Marshall to first win
ELDORA – The West Marshall boys basketball team broke an 11-game losing skid in a 43-38 win over South Hardin in an NICL West Division matchup on Friday.
The Trojans led 18-9 after the first quarter, but the Tigers outscored them 17-5 in the second quarter. With a minute remaining, South Hardin led 38-37 before West Marshall finished the game on a 5-0 run.
David Disney led West Marshall (1-8, 1-5) with 17 points and four steals. Garrett Nichols scored eight points and led the team with seven rebounds.
South Hardin (3-4, 2-2) was led by Ted Dunn with 17 points .
South Hardin will play their next game Monday at Jesup. West Marshall will face Gilbert on January 5th.
Callaway powers Comets past EM
LE GRAND – Olivia Callaway poured in a season-high 21 points to go with a game-best nine rebounds as the BCLUW girls’ basketball team beat back East Marshall 50-34 in Friday’s NICL West Division tilt.
Lauren Anderson contributed 12 points and seven rebounds, while Sam Ubben stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals. Hannah Sams had eight points and eight boards in the win for the Comets.
Bobbi Amendt led East Marshall with 16 points and seven rebounds. Brooke Finders finished with eight points and Tylyn Eicher tallied four points and seven boards.
West Marshall outlasts South Hardin
ELDORA – Gabby Reyerson’s double-double performance led the West Marshall girls basketball team to a 62-51 victory over NICL West Division opponent South Hardin (7-2, 3-1) on Friday.
Reyerson scored a game-high 25 points and had 14 rebounds. Also reaching double figures for the Trojans (6-1, 4-1) was Brooke Snider with 14 points and eight rebounds. Snider also stole the ball three times and had two blocks.
South Hardin was led by Lydia Rose with 15 points. Kayla Anderson added 14 points.
South Hardin will play at Jesup on Monday. West Marshall is off until after the holiday break.
C-N girls remain perfect in league play
COLO – The Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team rolled 64-44 over Iowa Star Conference opponent Clarksville on Friday.
The Royals led 33-20 heading into halftime and outscored the Indians 15-6 in the third quarter.
Leading Colo-NESCO (7-1, 7-0) was Faith Vincent with 16 points and three steals. Molly Barten added 15 points for the Royals. Grace Stalzer had a team-leading 10 rebounds.
Clarksville (5-3, 4-3) was led by Brittney Litterer with 16 points.
Colo-NESCO will be playing today at Gilbert.
Spartans spurn Sumner-Fredericksburg
SUMNER – A strong third quarter for the Grundy Center girls basketball team propelled the Spartans to a 51-38 win over NICL cross-division opponent Sumner-Fredericksburg (5-2) on Friday, ending the Cougars’ five-game winning streak.
The Spartans (9-1) had a 25-22 halftime lead before outscoring the Cougars 18-6 in the third quarter.
Leading Grundy Center was Katie Lindeman with a game-high 20 points to go with six rebounds. Also reaching double figures for the Spartans was Brooke Flater with 11 points and five rebounds.
Leading the Cougars was Destiny Mohlis with 14 points.
Grundy Center’s next game will be Monday against Clarksville.
Bobcat sophomores slip vs. Fort Dodge
The Marshalltown sophomore boys’ basketball team fell 61-52 to visiting Fort Dodge on Friday night at Lenihan Intermediate School.
The Bobcats had three double-digit scorers on the night, led by Josh Melde’s 16 points. Conner Beaty finished with 15 points, Nate Vance scored 10 and Blake Linsenmeyer added nine.
The MHS sophomores close out the first half of the season on Monday at Dowling Catholic.
MHS JV girls hoopsters split the week
The Marshalltown junior varsity girls’ basketball team split a pair of games this week, starting with Tuesday’s convincing victory over Boone. The Bobcats prevailed 39-18 behind a team-leading 15 points for Naomi Boland and 14 more from Alyvia Chadderdon.
In Friday’s Central Iowa Conference tilt with Fort Dodge, the Bobcats fell 56-44. Chadderdon led MHS with 15 points, Kassy Vest finished with eight and Nya Gatwech had seven.
Bobcat freshmen topple Dodgers
The Marshalltown freshman boys basketball team beat Fort Dodge 50-41 at Lenihan Intermediate on Friday.
Leading the Bobcats (3-4) was Wade Canaday with 14 points. Bennett O’Hare and Dru Dobbins each added 13 points.
The Marshalltown freshman boys will play at Dowling Catholic on Monday.