SPORTS SHORTS: STC boys bounced by Oskaloosa
OSKALOOSA — The South Tama County boys basketball team lost its Class 3A Substate 5 opener to fifth-ranked Oskaloosa on Monday, 65-28.
Keith Keahna had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead the team in his final game with the Trojans (0-21).
Austin Hafner and Rian Yates both had 15 points for the Indians (14-5), while Xavier Foster had 13. Yates also finished with a game-high eight assists.
Gustafson tabbed Player of the Week
IOWA CITY — For the 12th time this season, University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Megan Gustafson has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
It is the 22nd Big Ten Player of the Week Award of Gustafson’s career — a Big Ten record. Gustafson also adds to her record for conference awards in a season (12).
Gustafson averaged 29 points, 17 rebounds and shot 65.5 percent from the field and 87 percent from the free-throw line in a pair of Iowa wins last week.
Gustafson shot 81.8 percent (9-for-11) from the field and the free throw line in Iowa’s win over Illinois on Feb. 14. She scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounded to register her 78th career double-double — a Big Ten record.
On Feb. 17, Gustafson scored a game-high 31 points on 10-for-18 shooting from the field to lead Iowa to a win over No. 7 Maryland. She grabbed 17 rebounds and recorded three blocks in the contest. Gustafson scored 24 points and 13 rebounds in the second half alone.
Iowa State sweeps Big 12 awards
IRVING, Texas — Iowa State men’s basketball players Lindell Wigginton and Talen Horton-Tucker have been honored with Big 12 Conference weekly awards, the league office announced Monday.
Wigginton was named the Big 12 Player of the Week, while Horton-Tucker earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors following a 78-64 win at No. 18 Kansas State on Saturday, which snapped the Wildcats’ nine-game conference win streak.
Wigginton provided a spark for the Cyclones off the bench in Manhattan. He dropped 23 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field, including 5-for-6 from deep, which matched his career high. He pulled down three boards and dished out three assists. It is the fourth time that he’s been named the conference player of the week.
Horton-Tucker finished the game with 20 points behind a career day from downtown, cashing in on 6-of-9 from deep. The six made 3-pointers was a new career high. It’s the second time this season that Horton-Tucker has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the week.