SPORTS SHORTS: Tahahwah powers Warriors to victory

RICEVILLE — Grace Tahahwah nearly notched a triple-double as the Meswkaki girls’ basketball team edged Riceville 45-42 in Saturday’s Iowa Star Conference clash.

Tahahwah led all players with 22 points, 12 steals and eight assists as the Warriors (6-6, 6-5) held on for the league win. Meskwaki led 37-28 at the half before the host Wildcats rallied.

Tori Lasley chipped in eight points, five rebounds and three blocked shots for the Warriors, while Alyssa Lincoln had five points and five boards.

Sierra Ring and Sarah Harken had 15 points each to lead Riceville (3-9, 3-6).

Redhawks end four-game skid at CAL

LATIMER — Karly Jans led North Tama with 16 points and eight rebounds as the Redhawk girls’ basketball team ended a four-game skid with a 50-37 triumph against CAL in Saturday’s Iowa Star Conference tilt.

McKenzie Wood, Shelby McKinley and Olivia Schrier added nine points apiece, while McKinley collected eight steals and four assists for the Redhawks (4-8, 4-7).

Stephanie Thielen led CAL (1-11, 1-10) with 13 points and 11 blocked shots. Kassidy State had 10 points and 12 rebounds in the Cadets’ ninth consecutive loss.

Gorder’s career-high helps North Tama

LATIMER — The North Tama boys’ basketball team ended a six-game losing streak thanks to Jacob Gorder’s career-high 21 points in a 72-46 triumph against CAL on Saturday.

Gorder made five 3-pointers and was one of four double-digit scorers for the Redhawks (4-7, 4-6). Nicholas Sierra added 13 points off the bench, and starters Will Earley and Jake Hlas had 10 points apiece. Hlas led North Tama with 10 rebounds for the double-double as well.

Israel Rivera led CAL (3-8, 3-7) with 15 points in the Iowa Star Conference contest.