SPORTS SHORTS: Vincent’s big night propels Royals girls
COLO — Junior guard Faith Vincent finished with career-highs of seven 3-pointers for 29 points to lead the Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team past South Hamilton in Monday’s non-conference contest.
The Royals, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped on Saturday by Class 3A No. 6 Nevada, went scoreless for the first six minutes of Monday’s game before overtaking the visiting Hawks (4-9). Colo-NESCO trailed 9-5 at the first break before outscoring South Hamilton 48-28 the rest of the way.
Molly Barten pitched in with 14 points and four steals for the Royals (9-2), while Rylee Purvis and Megan Carlson led the way with five rebounds each. Lauryn Hill had five assists and Vincent added four assists and three steals in the win.
Marla Grubb paced South Hamilton with 14 points.
Colo-NESCO goes out on the road tonight, traveling to face Collins-Maxwell in Iowa Star Conference South Division play.
East Marshall girls win make-up game
LE GRAND — Olivia Terrones and Madison Farrington scored 14 points apiece to lead the East Marshall girls’ basketball team to a 55-14 victory over Ankeny Christian Academy (2-7) in Monday’s make-up game.
Terrones also had nine rebounds and eight assists to pace the Mustangs (3-7), who led 23-3 after the first quarter and 37-9 at the half.
Tylyn Eicher tacked on 10 points and Emily Terrones tallied six more for East Marshall, which visits Hudson in cross-NICL action tonight.
No. 7 Hawks hold off Colo-NESCO boys
COLO — The Colo-NESCO boys basketball team dropped its second-straight game on Monday night as it fell to Class 2A No. 7 South Hamilton, 65-51.
Matthew Hill had 15 points to lead the Royals (6-4) while Jacob Clatt had 14 points and eight rebounds and Philip Bower had 12 points and five assists.
The Hawks (11-0) also had three players in double figures, led by Marco Balderas with 18 points, followed by Conner Hill with 16 and Cole Berg with 11.
Ranked Raiders resist Meskwaki boys
DUNKERTON — The Class 1A No. 9 Dunkerton boys’ basketball team jumped out to a 22-6 first-quarter advantage and held off Meskwaki for a 62-51 Iowa Star Conference victory on Saturday night.
Brady Happel made four 3-pointers and led the host Raiders (9-0) with 21 points to go with eight rebounds. Kaleb Westendorf added 15 points and seven boards, and Zach Johnson had 14 points.
Meskwaki (6-4) fell in the early 16-point hole but inched its way toward the top, outscoring Dunkerton in each of the last three periods. Taté Bear registered game-highs of 22 points and nine rebounds to lead the Warriors. Jarius Bear added eight points and eight boards, and Tiernan Wanatee finished with seven points.
Meskwaki goes on the road for the third-straight game, visiting Traer tonight for an Iowa Star South Division clash with North Tama.
STC matmen second at Highland Invite
RIVERSIDE — The South Tama County wrestling team crowned four champions en route to a runner-up finish at the Gary Curtis Invitational on Saturday at Highland High School.
The Class 2A No. 4 Trojans got bracket championships from Brady Fritz at 132 pounds, Tanner Probasco at 138, Isaac Judge at 152 and Pedro Rodriguez at 160.
Fritz, ranked fourth, recorded two pins and then a 13-6 decision over Cam Rice from Columbus Community in the title bout. Probasco, ranked third, capped a 3-0 day with a 5-1 decision over Washington’s Garrett Ikerd. Top-ranked Judge posted two pins followed by a 15-4 major decision over New London’s Gabe Carter, while Rodriguez piled up three second-period pins to lead STC.
Colton Vest, ranked seventh, lost a 17-4 major decision to No. 10 Klayton Keller of Saydel in the 145 finals. Cael Kellogg fell to 1A No. 1 Tanner Sloan of Alburnett by first-period fall in the 195 title match.
The Trojans trailed only Washington (200) in the 13-team event, totaling 187.5 points. Columbus Community (126) was third and New London (103) was fourth.
Bandstra leads Mustangs at Benton
VAN HORNE — East Marshall/GMG junior 170-pounder Noah Bandstra pounded out three wins on his way to the championship of the Jerry Eckenrod Invitational on Saturday at Benton Community.
Bandstra (20-2) was one of two placewinners for the Mustangs, who finished 13th out of 15 teams in attendance. Carson Burchland came away with seventh place at 120, winning twice by fall on the back side of the bracket after a quarterfinal loss to Class 2A No. 6 Jack Thomsen of Union.
Bandstra’s 3-0 day included a first-period pin, a 9-4 decision over 1A No. 10 Thomas Even of Don Bosco, and a 9-0 major decision over Vinton-Shellsburg’s Kort Johnson in the finals.
Top-ranked Don Bosco totaled 219 points for first place in the event, followed by 2A No. 2 West Liberty (187) and Williamsburg (184.5).
Wrage claims crown for RebelHawks
REINBECK — RebelHawk senior Bronson Wrage closed out a 4-0 day with the 195-pound championship at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck/North Tama Invitational on Saturday.
Wrage’s perfect day included three pins before a 6-0 decision over Sam Burkle of Southeast Polk JV locked up the title. Wrage was one of five RebelHawks to earn top-three finishes in the team’s own tournament.
Jace Peterson went 3-1 and placed second at 132 with all three wins coming by fall. Aiden Walters was runner-up at 182, scoring three wins by decision.
Third-place points went to Brecken Payne at 138 and Michael Krienert at 220.
Southeast Polk’s JV won the team title with 247 points, followed by Dike-New Hartford (187.5) and GRNT (127) in the six-team round-robin event.
Gerbracht paces AGWSR wrestling team
FORT DODGE — The AGWSR wrestling team went 1-4 at the Fort Dodge St. Edmond Duals on Saturday, though the Cougars won more contested matches than they lost.
AGWSR’s lone dual victory came against the host Gaels, winning 44-30 in the first round of the tournament. The Cougars won all four contested matches and benefitted from four forfeits.
The next four duals resulted in losses for AGWSR, falling to Clarke (52-24), Roland-Story (48-18), Southeast Valley (60-22) and West Hancock (42-21).
Ali Gerbracht posted a 5-0 performance on the day for AGWSR, recording two pins, two decisions and one win by forfeit at 106 pounds. Trey Lashbrook went 5-0 at 113 and 120 with two pins and a major decision, while Dayton Haley (160) was 4-1 with a pin and a decision. Zach Johnson (113) finished 3-2 with a pair of pins.