No. 7 Mohawks hand MHS a lopsided loss

PHOTO BY CHRIS ZOELLER/THE GLOBE GAZETTE • Marshalltown junior Alyvia Chadderdon, right, and Mason City sophomore Anna Deets battle for a loose ball during Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference girls’ basketball game in Mason City. The Class 4A No. 7 Mohawks beat the Bobcats 74-34.

PHOTO BY CHRIS ZOELLER/THE GLOBE GAZETTE • Marshalltown junior Alyvia Chadderdon, right, and Mason City sophomore Anna Deets battle for a loose ball during Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference girls’ basketball game in Mason City. The Class 4A No. 7 Mohawks beat the Bobcats 74-34.

MASON CITY — University of Iowa recruit Megan Meyer scored a game-high 22 points and the Class 4A No. 7 Mason City girls’ basketball team dispatched Marshalltown 74-34 in Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference clash.

Meyer, a junior, made two of her team’s six 3-pointers as the Mohawks (10-8, 5-3) won their third-straight divisional game.

Neither team scored for the first two minutes before Mason City started running wild, jumping out to a 29-5 lead through the first quarter. The Mohawks coasted from there, eventually leading 46-9 at the half.

“I think one of the things I was pleased with was after we got over the first couple minutes of the first quarter, the girls started being more aggressive,” said MHS head coach Stacy O’Hare. “[Mason City] came at us hard and trapped hard and all we needed to do is what we do in practice, but again we just cross out the first few minutes and then we started to play better.”

Meyer was the only Mason City player to score in double figures, but every one of the 12 Mohawks on the roster recorded at least one point to complete the season-sweep of the Bobcats. Mason City won a 57-23 contest on Dec. 15, 2017, at the Roundhouse.

Marshalltown (1-16, 0-8), which eclipsed 34 points for just the fourth time this season, got a team-leading 11 points from both Madi Finch and Erica Johnson. Kassy Vest contributed seven points, Grace Metzger added three points before fouling out, and Alyvia Chadderdon added a fourth-quarter bucket for the Bobcats.

Finch led MHS with eight rebounds while Vest and Metzger both pulled down six boards.

“Our girls are looking to be more aggressive attacking the basket, and this is the first game I’d say we did a nice job of offensive rebounding,” O’Hare said. “The biggest positive thing is the kids don’t quit playing.”

Marshalltown will have a week off to prepare for 5A No. 6 Johnston, which visits the Roundhouse on Feb. 2 at 6:15 p.m.

Mason City 74, Marshalltown 34

At Mason City

MARSHALLTOWN (1-16, 0-8) — Alyvia Chadderdon 1 0-0 2, Madi Finch 5 1-1 11, Erica Johnson 4 2-2 11, Kassy Vest 3 0-0 7, Grace Metzger 1 1-3 3, Kyra Feldman 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 14 4-6 34.

MASON CITY (10-8, 5-3) — Autumn Anderson 1 2-2 5, Megan Meyer 10 0-0 22, Anna Lensing 3 0-0 7, Anna Deets 4 0-0 9, Hannah Faktor 1 0-2 2, Ali Rood 1 0-0 2, Sami Miller 2 0-0 4, Jaeda Whitner 3 0-0 7, Hanna Thomas 2 0-0 4, Briana Notermann 0 1-2 1, Emma Hollander 1 1-2 3, Megan Hollander 4 0-0 8. TOTALS 32 4-8 74.

MHS 5 4 10 15 — 34

MASON CITY 29 17 16 12 — 74

3-Point Goals–MHS 2 (Johnson, Vest), MC 6 (Meyer 2, Anderson, Lensing, Deets, Miller). Total Fouls–MHS 11, MC 11. Fouled Out–Metzger.