SPORTS SHORTS: Buffalo leads STC through first round
TAMA — South Tama County senior center Zoee Buffalo came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points and Jessica Musgrave added a double-double as the Trojans trounced Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in Saturday’s Class 3A Region 7 quarterfinal, 67-30.
Buffalo finished 7-of-8 from the field and 2-for-2 at the free-throw line to lead the Trojans (11-7) in scoring. She also had seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Musgrave totaled 14 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals, and fellow senior Madison Rohach added eight points and 10 boards.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (3-16) suffered its seventh-straight loss to end the season.
It was the final home game for South Tama’s seniors, as the Trojans go to Pella Christian on Wednesday night to face Centerville (11-8) in the regional semifinals.
Rebels rough up Regents in regionals
REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball team earned a second shot at Janesville as the Rebels routed winless Waterloo Christian 57-30 in Friday’s Class 1A Region 3 contest.
Taylor Gienger piled up 27 points, nine rebounds, five steals and four assists in her final game at GRHS, leading the Rebels (9-11) in each statistical category. Reagan Skovard and Saari Kuehl each pitched in with 10 points.
The Rebels advance to face No. 9 Janesville on Tuesday night in Janesville. The Wildcats topped the Rebels 69-51 in their regular-season meeting just before the holiday break.
Redhawk girls dash past Don Bosco
GILBERTVILLE — The North Tama defense delivered its top performance of the season and the Redhawks advanced through the first round of Class 1A Region 3 girls basketball with a 47-27 win over Don Bosco here Friday.
Katie Kopriva and Rylee McLean led the Redhawks (3-18) with 12 points apiece, with McLean pulling down a whopping 18 rebounds as well. Takoa Kopriva had nine points and four steals.
North Tama moves on to face No. 12 AGWSR (12-7) in the regional quarterfinals Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Ackley.
Trojans remain winless over weekend
TAMA — The South Tama County boys basketball team slipped to 0-18 for the season with home losses on Friday and Saturday to WaMaC Conference foes.
The Trojans suffered a 57-48 loss to Central DeWitt (8-8) on Friday night, and then fell to Independence (3-15) by a 76-54 count on Saturday.
Against DeWitt Central, Keith Keahna posted a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Trojans, while Matt Wiese contributed 11 points and six boards.
Keahna led STC again on Saturday with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyron Lasley added 13 points off the bench.
North Tama boys prolong Union’s slide
LA PORTE CITY — The North Tama boys basketball team pushed Union’s losing streak to 15 games with Friday’s 60-50 victory over the host Knights.
Hale Hulme had 17 points to lead the Redhawks (12-7). Ryan McLean had 10 points and eight rebounds, Noah Bond had eight points and a team-high 11 boards, and Hulme also pulled down seven rebounds.
North Tama goes to Sheffield for its Class 1A District 10 opener on Thursday, facing AGWSR at 6:30 p.m.
AGWSR beats BCLUW with fast start
ACKLEY — The BCLUW boys basketball team fell 77-53 to AGWSR in Friday’s NICL West Division finale.
Four players scored in double figures to lead AGWSR (12-7, 8-3) to victory, as Luke Starr scored 20 points, Alex Hames and Tanner Weichers had 16 apiece, and Jaden Penning finished with 14.
Jack Garber scored 18 points to pace the Comets (4-14, 2-9), who suffered their fourth-straight loss. Treye Teske and Jonny Neff both scored nine points, Mason Yantis had eight and Noah Gallentine seven for BCLUW.
Teske and Yantis led the Comets with eight rebounds apiece, while Garber had five assists and Neff blocked three shots, but the Comets fell behind 37-22 by halftime and couldn’t counter.
BCLUW opens Class 1A District 10 play tonight in Garwin, facing GMG in a 7 p.m. first-round pairing. The Comets won the first meeting, 81-71.