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ACKLEY — The AGWSR girls’ basketball team continued its hot start to the year, taking down NICL West Division rival Gladbrook-Reinbeck 62-27 on Tuesday.

Four players scored in the double digits for the Cougars (3-0, 2-0), with Mandy Willems leading the way with her game-high 16 points. Willems also pulled down 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the year, and she had five assists and five steals. Other AGWSR girls scoring in double figures were Aubrie Fisher, Taryan Barrick and Rachel Sicard, who each had 10 points in the win.

The Rebels (2-2, 0-2) were led by Taylor Gienger with 11 points, while Haleigh Berendes had seven.

Stormin’ Pointers push aside STC girls

TAMA — The South Tama County girls basketball team fell at home on Tuesday night to Class 4A No. 3 Center Point-Urbana, 72-32, in a WaMaC West Division clash.

Jessica Musgrave led the Trojans (1-4) with 15 points against the Stormin’ Pointers (5-0), but only five STC girls were able to find the bottom of the net. Tylese Rosenberger was the next-highest scorer with six points.

Tyon’s triples help Trojans beat CPU

CENTER POINT — The South Tama County boys basketball team ended a two-game skid on Tuesday when it hit the road to take down Center Point-Urbana in a WaMaC West Division contest, 67-65.

Sterling Tyon went off for eight made 3-pointers for the Trojans (2-2), as he dropped in 28 points against the Stormin Pointers (2-1). Kaiden Buffalo also had 15 points in the win and Gabe Shields 14.

Buffalo led the team in assists with eight and tied for the lead in steals with three, alongside Shields, while Lane Koch pulled down 10 rebounds.

STC’s Smith earns all-WaMaC honor

The South Tama County volleyball team had three girls honored on the All-WaMaC Conference West Division teams, headlined by Sadie Smith’s second-team nod.

Smith was the seventh-best attacker in th WaMaC West with 234 kills, averaging 2.6 kills per set. This was the first all-conference honor for the Trojan senior.

Also earning their first selections were Madison Rohach and Katie Campbell, who were both named as honorable mentions.

Campbell led STC with 497 assists on the year, the fourth-best mark in the WaMaC West, and she recorded 161 digs. Rohach was second on the team in kills with 194, and she had 15 aces.