SPORTS SHORTS: Comet girls fall to ranked Montezuma
MONTEZUMA — The BCLUW girls basketball team lost a road contest to Class 1A No. 3 Montezuma on Monday, 55-36.
Madi Ubben had a team-high 16 points and six rebounds for the Comets (2-3) while Katie Thompson had 10 points.
Shateah Wetering did most of the scoring for the Braves (4-1) with 28 points, while Elise Boulton followed with 17.
Braves beat back BCLUW boys, 82-56
MONTEZUMA — The BCLUW boys basketball team fell to Montezuma on the road on Monday, 82-56.
After the Comets (0-4) had a 13-12 at the end of the first quarter, the Braves (3-0) took the lead by outscoring BCLUW 29-18 in the second.
Jonny Neff had a team-high 18 points for the Comets, while Jack Garber had 13 points and Mason Yantis had 10. Yantis also led the team with seven rebounds.
Trey Shearer had 28 points, Brayden Arendt had 23 and Ray Hunter finished with 15 for Montezuma.
Rebels net first win at BGM’s expense
BROOKLYN — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls basketball team earned its first win of the season on Saturday with a 44-41 win over BGM.
The Rebels (1-2) trailed 20-19 at halftime but outscored the Bears (2-3) by four in the second half to take home the victory.
Taylor Gienger had 15 points to pace G-R, while Reagan Skovgard followed with 11, Saari Kuehl had eight and Belen Ellenberger had seven.
Kuehl had a team-high 12 rebounds, with Skovgard coming next with six, and Gienger also led the team with nine steals and three assists.
The Rebels head to Ackley to take on Class 1A No. 5 AGWSR today, starting at 6:15 p.m.
MCC women suffer defeat at S’eastern
KEOKUK — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team lost a road meeting against Southeastern Community College on Saturday, 69-56.
The Blackhawks (8-3) had a 28-10 lead over the Tigers (4-7) after the first quarter, and try as they might the Tigers couldn’t overcome that early deficit.
Dana Stokes had 14 points to lead MCC, followed by Danielle Smith with 11, Eva Carballo with nine and Anna Jaumandreu with eight.
Jaumandreu had nine rebounds to lead the team as well.
Miah Shelby led Southeastern with 21 points, including going 5-for-8 from the 3-point line. Shaniya Caldwell followed with 10 points.
Collins-Maxwell clips Meskwaki girls
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Meskwaki girls basketball team lost an Iowa Star Conference South Division game to Collins-Maxwell on Friday, 43-39.
The Spartans (2-2, 1-0) won the first quarter 15-7, and though the Warriors (2-1, 1-1) either tied or won the next three quarters they couldn’t complete the comeback.
Tori Lasley had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Meskwaki in both categories, while Deandra Navarro, Geanna Bear and Payton Tahahwah each had seven in the loss.
Mikayla Houge had 13 points to lead Collins-Maxwell, while Reagan Franzen and Gracie Cheville each had 11.
The Warriors next travel to Baxter to take on the Bolts tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m.
South Tama boys saddled with defeat
DYERSVILLE — The South Tama County boys basketball team lost to Dyersville Beckman on Friday, 67-11.
After scoring 10 points in the first half, the Trojans (0-3) scored just one point in the second half.
Eli Keahna had five points to lead STC.
South Hardin scampers past BCLUW
ELDORA — The BCLUW boys basketball team lost its NICL West Division opener to South Hardin on the road on Friday, 91-52.
Jonny Neff had 14 points to lead the Comets (0-3, 0-1) while Mason Yantis had 12, Treye Teske had 10 and Jack Garber finished with nine. Teske had seven rebounds for the team lead, and Garber had two assists.
G-R boys open by beating Spartans
GRUNDY CENTER — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys basketball team started its season with an NICL West Division win over Grundy Center on Friday, 52-36.
The Rebels (1-0, 1-0) started the first quarter with a 17-6 lead, which was a large factor in the victory over the Spartans (1-2, 0-1).
Jackson Kiburis had 25 points to lead the way for G-R, while Tyler Tscherter followed with 10. Kiburis also paced the team with nine rebounds and tied for the team lead with four steals, along with Tscherter.
Cale Hendricks led Grundy Center with 12 points.
Redhawks run past Colo-NESCO, 75-38
COLO — The North Tama boys basketball team won an Iowa Star Conference South Division game over Colo-NESCO on Friday, 75-38.
Cael Even had 17 points for the Redhawks (3-0, 2-0), while Hale Hulme had 13 and Ryan McLean had 11. Even and Caleb DeBoef also led the team in rebounds with seven, Even had four assists for the team lead and Noah Bond had four steals.
Brighton Clatt had 13 points and Francis Bower 12 for the Royals (0-2, 0-2).
Meskwaki boys spurn Spartans, 65-30
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Meskwaki boys basketball team got its first win of the season on Friday with a 65-30 victory over Iowa Star Conference South Division foe Collins-Maxwell, 65-30.
The Warriors (1-1, 1-1) held the Spartans (1-1, 1-1) to just six points in the first half.
Taté Bear led Meskwaki with 25 points and seven rebounds, while Emmett Roberts had 13 points and Noah Seymour and Evan Nelson each had eight.
Taurice Grant finished with six assists for the Warriors, and Tiernan Wanatee, Seymour and Nelson all had four steals.
UNI wrestling clinic supports cause
CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa annual youth clinic set for Dec. 16 will support an 8-year-old boy battling cancer.
This year, all proceeds collected from the clinic will support Aidan Williams, who is in his ninth month of a two-year treatment plan. Williams is the son of TJ Williams, a former national champion at the University of Iowa and college teammate of Panther head coach Doug Schwab.
The event is designed to offer wrestling instruction to youths from kindergarten to eighth grade while also collecting funds to support someone affected by cancer.
Participants will learn from UNI All-American Joey Lazor and Jake Hodges. The $25 fee includes the cost of the clinic, a T-shirt and the participant’s admission to the Panthers’ dual against Cornell that follows the clinic.