No. 17 Reivers handle MCC men

COUNCIL BLUFFS – A 21-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome for the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team as the Tigers fell on the road to No. 17 Iowa Western 95-70.

MCC struggled from the opening tip as Iowa Western jumped out to a 19-2 at the 12:24 mark of the first half. The Tigers managed to put together a 13-5 lead late in the first half, but the Reivers managed to take a 43-22 at halftime.

Despite a quick start from the Tigers to open the second half, Iowa Western regained control of the contest and built a 20-point lead that never dwindled as the Reivers (24-5, 5-3) defeated MCC for the second time this season.

Amir Maddred and Jamil Maddred each scored 15 points to lead the Tigers (17-13, 2-6). Tyler Miller scored four points for the Tigers and added six assists and four steals. The sophomore finished the regular season ranked second in the league with 1.8 steals per contest while his 4.2 assists per game ranked fourth. Vincent Lasley contributed nine points with a team-high seven rebounds to finish the season with a conference-best 7.6 rebounds per contest.

MCC opens up NJCAA Region XI Tournament play as the No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 seed Northeast tonight at 7 p.m. at the Student Activity Center.

Iowa Western women whip Tigers

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team fell on the road to No. 13 Iowa Western on Saturday night, dropping the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest 82-45.

In the regular season finale, JeAnn Hiraldo finished with a team-high 22 points after knocking down four 3-pointers. The sophomore led the ICCAC by averaging 17.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.

Freshman Shyannon Wolf connected on four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points for the Tigers.

MCC is seeded third for the NJCAA Region XI Tournament and will travel to No. 2 seed Northeast CC for a 5 p.m. contest on Wednesday in Norfolk, Neb.

MCC?baseball sweeps opening twinbill

WENTWORTH, N.C. – The Marshalltown Community College baseball team wasted no time displaying its offensive power as the Tigers combined to score 26 runs in the team’s season-opening doubleheader sweep at Rockingham Community College on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers prevailed by scores of 11-6 and 15-5.

Freshman Juan Carlos Gonzalez earned his first career win in game one, going six innings for the victory. Austin Gridley struck out eight batters in just four innings in game two, allowing two hits for the win.

MCC’s offense was led by an array of hitters, as four players posted multi-hit games in the opener, followed by five more in game two.

Engel Rosario homered in game one. Bryan Ventura went 4-for-5 with three doubles and two runs scored. Emmanuel Lopez was 3-for-3 with six RBI in the nightcap.