SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans fall in cross-NICL game with A-P

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall girls basketball team lost a home game to Aplington-Parkersburg on Thursday, 53-32.

The Trojans (2-3) actually led 15-12 after the first quarter, but the Falcons (5-0) held West Marshall to just two points in the second half while scoring 16 of their own to go up 28-17 at the half.

Teresa Disney led the Trojans in scoring and rebounding with eight points and nine boards, while Karlyn Snider had seven points and Kayla Cripps had five points, five rebounds and four assists.

Sophia Jungling led A-P with 14 points, followed by Megan Johnson with 12.

West Marshall returns to action on Tuesday with a home game against Grundy Center.

Falcons pull away from West Marshall

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys basketball team lost a home game to Aplington-Parkersburg on Thursday, 67-45.

The Trojans (1-3) were down just seven points at the halftime, 32-25, but the Falcons (3-1) outscored them 35-20 in the second half to win by 22 points.

Peyton Pope had 10 points in his first game of the season for West Marshall, while Isaiah Borgos followed with nine and Alex Halter and Gabe Jones had eight each.

Joe Halverson had six points and led the team in rebounds with nine and assists with four.

Carter Cuvelier led A-P with 20 points and Aaron Bartles followed with 17.

Up next the Trojans host Colo-NESCO on Saturday, starting at 6 p.m.

UNI hoops loses top player for season

CEDAR FALLS — Preseason all-Missouri Valley Conference forward Megan Maahs will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season after suffering an injury early in the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team’s 64-60 win over North Dakota Tuesday at the McLeod Center.

Maahs led the Panthers in rebounds, blocks and double-doubles and was tied for the top spot in field goal percentage. She was a first-team all-MVC selection a season ago after averaging 10.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

“First and foremost our thoughts are with Megan in her recovery and rehab,” UNI head coach Tanya Warren said. “I have no doubt she will return stronger next season.

“In regards to our team and moving forward, there is a blessing in every storm. We have talked about our depth all year and now it’s time for those young women behind her to step up. Our goals remain the same. Get better each day and hopefully be playing our best basketball in March.”

The Panthers are in the midst of the longest layoff in the season. They return to action on Dec. 16 against Iowa on the road in Iowa City.