SPORTS SHORTS: No. 8 Trojans topple Mustang girls
STATE CENTER — Emma Meyer and Teresa Disney scored a team-leading 13 points apiece to lead the Class 3A No. 8 West Marshall girls’ basketball team past cross-county rival East Marshall 61-35 in Friday’s NICL West Division contest.
It was West Marshall’s first win since learning that junior point guard Isabelle Gradwell would be out indefinitely with a broken fibula.
Brooke Snider scored 10 points and matched her career-high with eight rebounds, while Kayla Cripps and Madde Green chipped in seven points apiece. Meyer also compiled six rebounds and four steals, while Disney had eight boards and three blocked shots for the Trojans (12-0, 7-0).
Bobbi Amendt led East Marshall (3-8, 1-5) with 10 points and Emily Terrones had nine more.
No. 14 Royals return to winning ways
COLO — Three players scored in double figures to lead a balanced Colo-NESCO attack as the Class 1A No. 14 Royals returned to their winning ways in the Iowa Star Conference with a 65-37 triumph against Don Bosco on Friday.
Mackenna Ruffcorn led the Royals with 13 points to go with four steals. Faith Vincent finished with 11 points, five steals and four assists, and Kassie Robinson racked up 10 points, six rebounds and five steals.
Molly Barten added to the scoring depth for Colo-NESCO (11-2, 10-1) with eight points, Lauryn Hill had six, and Grace Stalzer had five points while matching her season-high with 12 rebounds.
Maddie Huff had 14 points to pace Don Bosco (3-11, 3-8), which lost its third straight.
Spartans get league split with Cougars
GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center girls’ basketball team avenged an earlier loss by handling Class 1A No. 15 AGWSR in Friday’s NICL West Division rematch, 45-27.
Maddie McMartin led a balanced Spartan attack with 11 points. Kylie Willis and Brooke Flater had 10 points apiece, and Hailey Wallis added eight. Grundy Center (10-2, 5-2) got its seventh-straight win by jumping out to a 20-10 halftime lead and sealing it with a 13-5 fourth-quarter edge.
Aubrie Fisher led AGWSR (8-4, 4-2) with seven points, yet the Cougars suffered their third consecutive loss. Mandy Willems, Mariah Jimmerson and Maddie Brandt each had five points and Taryan Barrick added four more.
Wolverines wallop CAL in Iowa Star
LATIMER — The GMG girls’ basketball team got out to a 25-1 first-quarter lead and left CAL High School with a 72-32 victory in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference clash.
The Wolverines (7-6, 7-3) led 42-10 at the half and eased to the win. Blaire Sonderleiter and McKensie Vaske netted 17 points apiece to lead GMG. Mable Dieleman had 10 points, Tori Novotny added a career-best eight points and Zoe Duncan had six more.
Kassidy State led the host Cadets (1-12, 1-11) with 15 points. Stephanie Thielen and Kaylea Rew added six points each in CAL’s 11th consecutive loss.
Comets chase off South Hardin girls
CONRAD — A fast start fueled the BCLUW girls’ basketball team to a 54-38 triumph against South Hardin in NICL West Division play Friday.
Samantha Ubben charted 15 points, six steals, six assists and five rebounds for the Comets (4-7, 2-6), and Madison Ubben returned to action with 12 points and four boards. Lauren Anderson totaled nine points and 13 rebounds for BCLUW, which led 16-2 after the opening period of play.
Miquela Teske tallied eight points and nine rebounds to lead South Hardin (5-7, 3-4). Kiera Anderson added seven points and six rebounds, Nina Priske also had seven points, while Hanna Vander Wilt and Hannah Tripp had six points each.
Leedom’s debut a win for Mustangs
STATE CENTER — Grinnell transfer Zaine Leedom scored 15 points in his East Marshall debut and the Mustang boys’ basketball team outscored West Marshall down the stretch for a 58-47 win in Friday’s NICL West Division clash.
Zane Johnson paced East Marshall with 16 points, while Leedom and Dru Boliver both finished with 15 points. The Mustangs (6-3, 4-1) broke a 34-all tie after three quarters with a 24-13 fourth-quarter advantage.
Beau Coberley led West Marshall with 14 points, while David Disney had 11 points, six rebounds and three steals. Joe Halverson netted nine points and Cam Bannister added six points and five boards for the Trojans (5-8, 3-4).
Karsjens’ double-double leads AGWSR
GRUNDY CENTER — Nathan Karsjens recorded a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds in leading the AGWSR boys’ basketball team past Grundy Center, 63-54, in Friday’s NICL West Division match.
Jay Janssen totaled 15 points and six rebounds, and Mason Eilderts had nine points and six assists for the Cougars (8-3, 5-1), who held off a late Grundy Center surge.
Chase Boren led the Spartans (2-8, 2-5) with 18 points and Bryce Flater finished with 15.
GMG boys hold off CAL in league play
LATIMER — Brayden Peterson poured in 11 points and Austin Cox had 10 more as the GMG boys’ basketball team got past CAL, 43-35, in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference tilt.
Brock Baldazo added eight points for the Wolverines (6-5, 5-5), while Cox and Hunter Smoldt both had a team-high five rebounds.
Nate Rapp led CAL (4-9, 4-8) with 13 points and Israel Rivera had 10 more.
RebelHawks go 3-2 at BGM Duals
BROOKLYN — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck/North Tama wrestling team went 3-2 at the BGM Duals on Friday.
The RebelHawks were led by undefeated days on the mat for Cael Kopriva at 160 pounds and Peyton Willenbring at heavyweighy. Kopriva went 4-0 with four pins, while Willenbring was 3-0 with a pin, a decision and a forfeit.
Zane Nelson (106) and Tanner Calderwood (220) both went 4-1 for GRNT, both scoring two pins and two wins by forfeit. Jace Peterson (126), Noah Skornia (132), Tyler Morrison (160/170) and Bronson Wrage (182) chalked up three wins apiece.
The RebelHawks defeated host BGM (54-16), Davis County (53-27) and North Scott (44-28) while also falling to Gilbert (62-15) and Tipton 45-30.
Bobcat freshmen boys fall to Maroons
Dowling Catholic team took an early lead and steadily added to it for a 64-41 victory against the Marshalltown freshman boys’ basketball team in CIML Iowa Conference play Friday night at Lenihan Intermediate School.
Twelve different players scored for the Maroons, who led 33-20 at the half before outscoring MHS 18-8 in the third period.
Marshalltown was led by Will Van Buren’s 10 points. Austin Shomo tallied nine points and Trevor Stamp added seven in the loss for the Bobcats (6-5, 2-3). MHS hosts Mason City on Monday back at Lenihan.
Fain powers Sailors past G-R girls
REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball team dropped to 0-11 with Thursday’s 63-24 loss to Waterloo Columbus in cross-NICL action.
Taylor Gienger and Morgan Kelley led the Rebels with seven points apiece. Maddie Frischmeyer chipped in four points, and Megan Swanson pulled down a team-leading seven rebounds.
Olivia Fain racked up 20 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and four assists to lead Waterloo Columbus (5-6) to victory. Sydney Schultz added 13 points, 10 boards and six steals for the Sailors.
Redhawks rally past Dons in overtime
GILBERTVILLE — The North Tama girls’ basketball team surrendered a late lead but beat Don Bosco in overtime, 36-33, in Thursday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division thriller.
Karly Jans tallied a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Redhawks (5-8, 5-6). Takoa Kopriva contributed seven points off the bench, while Olivia Schrier scored six points and McKenzie Wood added four points and five rebounds.