SPORTS SHORTS: South Hamilton holds off Trojans boys

JEWELL — The West Marshall boys basketball team lost a road matchup to South Hamilton on Saturday, falling to the Hawks 66-51 in their second game of the season.

The Trojans (1-1) led after the first quarter by one point, but were outscored in every subsequent quarter to close out the game. Peyton Pope had 22 points to lead West Marshall, his second-straight 20-plus-point effort to start the season, while Joe Halverson came in second in scoring with 12.

South Hamilton (3-0) was led by Cole Berg with 18 points, followed by Marco Balderas with 14.

GMG boys basketball improves to 3-0

CLARKSVILLE — The GMG boys basketball team hit the road on Saturday to take on Clarksville, and the Wolverines walked away with a big 74-48 win over their cross Iowa Star Conference opponent.

Brayden Peterson had 25 points to lead GMG (3-0) while Aaron Fleming finished just behind with 23 points. Hunter Smoldt grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Wolverines as well, followed by Peterson with eight.

Ethan Schmidt led the Indians with 17 points, followed by Justin Holub with 12.

Clarksville withstands Wolverines

CLARKSVILLE — The GMG girls basketball team lost a cross Iowa Star Conference battle to Clarksville on the road on Saturday, falling 44-31 to the Indians.

Both teams struggled out of the gate, with the Wolverines only mustering six points and Clarksville only scoring nine, but a 14-point second quarter gave the Indians a nine-point lead at the half that they wouldn’t relinquish.

McKensie Vaske led GMG (2-2) in scoring with 11 points, followed by Kelsey Vaverka with 10.

Clarksville (4-1) was led by Emma Poppe with 12 points, while Jane Borchardt had 10 points and Kori Wedeking with nine.

Warriors wallop Collins-Maxwell, 54-21

MAXWELL — The Meskwaki boys basketball team won an Iowa Star Conference South Division game over Collins-Maxwell on Friday night, 54-21.

Jarius Bear had 17 points to lead the Warriors (3-0) while Tate Bear had 13 points and Emmett Roberts pitched in nine. Tiernan Wanatee led in rebounds with seven and Roberts in assists with seven.