Royals rattle off league win

COLO – Mackenna Ruffcorn scored a game-high 16 points and Kassie Robinson added 12 more as the Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team toppled Tripoli in an Iowa Star Conference showdown here Friday night.

The Royals (13-3, 11-1) got out to a 30-15 halftime lead and maintained the advantage, winning their third straight.

Molly Barten contributed nine points and eight rebounds, and Grace Stalzer had six points, seven boards and five steals for Colo-NESCO.

Ali Harms and Heather Heine led Tripoli (11-4, 10-4) with 11 points apiece.

Colo-NESCO kicks off a four-game road trip with Tuesday’s conference contest against Valley Lutheran in Cedar Falls.

Double-digit scorers lead GMG girls

GARWIN – Four players scored in double-digits for the GMG girls’ basketball team, which collected its third straight win, 65-46 over Valley Lutheran, in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference game.

Blaire Sonderleiter scored a team-high 16 to lead GMG (8-8, 7-6). Josie Claassen contributed 13 points, Mable Dieleman had 12 points and McKensie Vaske added 10. Kelsey Vaverka pitched in nine points for the Wolverines, who have won three straight and five of their last six.

Emma Armbrecht scored a game-high 19 points to lead Valley Lutheran (2-14, 2-13). Jasper Downs also reached double figures with 10 points for the Crusaders.

GMG is back in action next Friday with a home game against Waterloo Christian.

Trojan girls tally 10th straight win

STATE CENTER – Brooke Snider poured in a game-high 22 points to lead the Class 3A No. 12 West Marshall girls’ basketball team to a 67-24 rout of Gladbrook-Reinbeck in Friday’s NICL West Division contest.

West Marshall (13-1, 7-1) led 20-9 after the opening quarter and 42-14 at the half. Gabby Reyerson racked up 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists, five blocked shots and three steals. Isabelle Gradwell pitched in eight points, while Shannon Breja and Madie Streeter had six points apiece.

Hayley Weber placed Gladbrook-Reinbeck (2-13, 0-8) with nine points, Megan Swanson scored seven points and Aicha Ajouz added six.

The Rebels host cross-NICL foe Hudson today, while West Marshall entertains 2A No. 14 Grundy Center in an NICL West showdown Tuesday.

No. 9 Rebels roll past West Marshall

STATE CENTER – Gladbrook-Reinbeck got out of the gate and cruised to another NICL West Division victory, as the Class 1A No. 9 Rebel boys’ basketball team routed West Marshall 65-46 on Friday night.

Joe Smoldt scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Rebels (11-2, 8-0), while Matt Roeding also reached double figures with 10 points. Caden Kickbush, Josh Cooley and Tyler Eiffler tallied eight points each for G-R, which led 40-12 at the half.

Garrett Nichols matched his career high in scoring 15 points on five 3-pointers to lead West Marshall (2-13, 2-6). Chandler Sponseller scored seven points, Alex Dickey added six, and David Disney had five points and eight rebounds.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck is back in action tonight at home against Hudson, while West Marshall is off until Tuesday’s NICL West contest at Grundy Center.

Panfil powers Redhawks past Clarksville

TRAER – Ben Panfil posted a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the North Tama boys’ basketball team to a 65-47 victory over Clarksville in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference clash.

North Tama pulled away from the Indians (1-15, 1-15) by outscoring them 22-10 in the third quarter. Cameron Hoeg chalked up 11 points, Noah Kaufmann scored eight points, and Hale Hulme totaled eight points and seven assists for the Redhawks (6-10, 6-8).

Ben Waetjen scored a game-high 23 points to pace Clarksville, and Dylan Jacobs added 11 points.

Spartans stroll to conference win

GRUNDY CENTER – Katie Lindeman’s 20 points led the Class 2A No. 14 Grundy Center girls’ basketball team to its 10th consecutive win, routing East Marshall 61-28 Friday in NICL West Division action.

The Spartans (15-1, 9-0) pulled away behind a 21-6 advantage in the third quarter. Brooke Flater finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, and Kayla Mathews tallied 10 points and six rebounds.

East Marshall (2-12, 2-7) was led by Bobbi Armendt’s 14 points. Tylyn Eicher and Brooke Finders finished with six points apiece.

Royals rough up Tripoli in league play

COLO – Tanner Clatt knocked down career-highs of seven 3-pointers and 29 points, leading the Class 1A No. 6 Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball team past Tripoli 77-28 in an Iowa Star Conference game here Friday.

Brady Stoeffler finished with a double-double of 13 points and 12 assists, while Grant Tiarks chalked up eight points, 14 rebounds and five steals. Christian Reischauer added eight points, as did Matthew Hill.