SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans 10th in 25-team invitational
INDEPENDENCE — Among the 25-team field, the Class 2A No. 8 South Tama County wrestling team took 10th, finishing behind 3A No. 3 Fort Dodge, 2A No. 2 Solon (fourth), No. 1 New Hampton (first), 1A No. 1 Alburnett (ninth) and No. 2 Lisbon (seventh), Friday and Saturday at the Independence Invitational.
At 145 pounds, 2A No. 5 Colton Vest took second place, scoring 29.5 team points for the Trojans. Vest was 7-1, winning seven-straight before falling to 3A No. 3 Josh Gerke of Cedar Rapids Xavier by fall in the championship match.
Prior to the championship bout with Gerke, Vest had three falls, a technical fall and three wins by decision.
At 182, STC’s Dalton Rosenburg went 5-1 on his way to a second-place finish and 28 team points. Rosenburg won his first five matches, including a win by disqualification against 3A No. 8 Tyrell Gordon of Waterloo East, before falling to 3A No. 5 Preston LaGrange of Cedar Rapids Prairie in 16-4 major decision in the finals. Of his five wins, two were by fall.
STC’s Isaac Judge, who is ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, took fourth place at 152. Judge won his first five matches before falling to 3A No. 4 Cayd Lara of Fort Dodge by fall (1:12) in the finals. Judge grabbed a win in the consolation round against 2A No. 10 Graeson Dall, who had a medical forfeit. Judge then lost in the third-place match to Linn-Mar’s 3A No. 5 Jacob Wempen by fall in 2:20.
Tahahwah hits for 29 in Meskwaki loss
JANESVILLE — Grace Tahahwah poured in a career-high 29 points in a losing cause Saturday as the Meskwaki girls’ basketball team fell to Janesville, 52-46, in Iowa Star Conference play.
Tahahwah shot 10-of-17 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point land, and was 5-of-6 at the free-throw line to lead the Warriors (1-3, 1-3). Meskwaki, however, got outscored 20-0 in the second quarter and fell behind 30-15 at the half before mounting a furious comeback in the fourth.
The Warriors outscored the host Wildcats (2-0, 2-0) by a 27-12 margin in the final frame to get back within six points before the final buzzer.
Delicia Guevara chipped with seven points and six steals for Meskwaki. Tahahwah also had six steals, five assists, four blocks and four rebounds. Alyssa Lincoln led the team with nine rebounds.
Meskwaki hosts North Tama in conference play Tuesday.
Redhawks go cold in loss to Dunkerton
TRAER — The North Tama girls’ basketball team had an ice-cold shooting night and suffered a 55-16 loss to Dunkerton in Saturday’s Iowa Star Conference clash.
McKenzie Wood and Takoa Kopriva led the Redhawks (2-2, 2-1) with five points apiece. Hope Brubaker had a team-best five rebounds. North Tama shot 4-for-43 from the field and 0-for-17 from 3-point range in the loss.
Dunkerton (3-1, 3-1) was led by Carli Teisinger’s 15 points. McKayla Boeschen had a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Hannah Jacobsen chipped in 12 points and eight boards.
North Tama goes on the road Tuesday to face Meskwaki in Iowa Star play.
Wolverines run away from Rebel girls
WAVERLY — Dike-New Hartford jumped out to a 20-7 first-quarter advantage en route to a 55-33 win against Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Saturday at the Holiday Classic at Wartburg College.
Baylee Petersen paced the Wolverines with 16 points and eight rebounds. Ellie Foster added 12 points for D-NH (2-0).
Taylor Gienger led Gladbrook-Reinbeck (0-4) with 11 points, and Regan Skovgard added 10 points in the loss. Megan Swanson had a team-high 10 rebounds for the Rebels, who go on the road Tuesday to face West Marshall in NICL West Division play.