SPORTS SHORTS: MCC women dropped by DMACC

BOONE — The Marshalltown Community College womens’ basketball team hit the road on Tuesday to take on DMACC, where the Tiger fell to the Bears 76-42.

MCC (4-5) didn’t score in the double digits in any of the first three quarters on the night, until finally getting loose for 19 of their 42 points in the fourth quarter.

Loralei Siliga accounted for almost half of the Tigers’ points with 20, and she pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double in the loss.

By halftime, MCC trailed DMACC (8-2) 39-15, and only managing eight points in the third quarter did nothing to make that deficit any smaller.

The Tigers will try to shake the loss off when they travel to Moine, Ill., today to face off with the Braves of Black Hawk College.

South Tama girls rally past Solon

SOLON — The South Tama County girls basketball team earned its first win of the season on Tuesday when it traveled to Solon, taking down the Spartans 51-47 in comeback fashion.

After entering the fourth quarter down 38-28, the Trojans roared out to their best quarter of the young season, outscoring Solon 23-9 to secure the four-point victory.

Jessica Musgrave had 18 points to pace STC (1-2), and she led in rebounding and assists with seven boards and four dimes. Sadie Smith scored 10 points, her first double-digit effort of the year, and Carissa Musgrave hit two 3-pointers.

Solon (1-1) was led by Gabby Marty with 15 points, while Brianna Smith netted 11 for the Spartans.

Spartans fend off South Tama boys

TAMA — One day after starting its season off with a win, the South Tama County boys basketball team fell to Solon at home on Tuesday, 78-61.

Gabe Shields led the Trojans (1-1) with 21 points off 7-for-16 shooting, while Kaiden Buffalo was the only other STC scorer in the double digits with 10 points.

The Spartans (1-0) had three athletes in the double-digit-scoring column, paced by Ben Krutzfeldt’s 19 and followed by AJ Coons with 17 and Ethan Yahr with 13.

Comet boys clipped by host Jesup

JESUP — The BCLUW boys basketball team fell just short of winning its opening game of the season, as the Comets fell to Jesup on the road, 61-55.

After taking a 31-22 lead into halftime, the J-Hawks (1-0) outscored BCLUW (0-1) 18-5 to jump ahead for good.

Logan Mann had 21 points to lead the Comets’ scoring effort, while Troy Dolphin netted 11 and Jack Garber dropped in 10. Garber also had a double-double in the first game, pulling down 10 rebounds in the loss.

Dylan McCombs was the lone scorer in the double digits for Jesup, though he led all scorers on the night with 21 points. Joey Younglut and Alex Moore each also had nine for the J-Hawks.

Rewoldt leads Tigers past Cowboys

ELDORA — The South Hardin boys basketball team kicked off the season with a victory on Tuesday night, downing Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 72-66 in a second-half comeback.

Trailing 34-29 at the half, the Tigers (1-0) outscored the Cowboys (0-1) 43-32 in the second half to secure the opening-night win.

Kevin Rewoldt turned in an impressive double-double of 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead South Hardin in both categories, while Cade Spieker almost had a double-double with 11 points and nine boards.

Cauy Teske had 18 points to finish second for the Tigers in the scoring column, while Jacob Vander Wilt had 11.

Meskwaki boys start 2-0, beat N. Tama

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Meskwaki boys basketball team earned a second-straight victory to start the season on Tuesday night, taking down North Tama 56-38.

Tate Bear had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead the Warriors (2-0) in both categories, while Jarius Bear had 19 points and seven boards for Meskwaki.

Nicholas Sierra finished with nine points to lead the Redhawks (0-1) while Hale Hulme and Noah Bond each had eight in the loss. Bond led North Tama in rebounding as well with 12 boards.