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Iowa stuffs Southern Utah 92-64

IOWA CITY — Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points, Tyler Cook and Isaiah Moss each added 16, and Iowa beat Southern Utah 92-64 on Tuesday night for its third straight victory. Jack Nunge’s steal and pass to Moss for a breakaway dunk gave Iowa a 17-5 lead and the Hawkeyes extended it to ...

South Dakota St. downs Drake

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Mike Daum grabbed 14 rebounds and scored 35 points on 14-of-24 shooting, and South Dakota State beat Drake 87-74 on Tuesday night. It’s the fifth time Daum has scored 30 points this season and the second time in as many games. The 6-9 forward is the nation’s ...

Wolverines cage Huskies, 71-32

GARWIN — After a hot 4-0 start to the season, the GMG basketball cooled off last week with back-to-back losses to Iowa Star Conference South Division foes Meskwaki and Colo-NESCO. Looking to get back to their winning ways, the Wolverines knew they needed to stiffen up on the defensive end ...

GMG can’t overcome Cedar Valley Christian

GARWIN — Monday was the beginning of a busy week for the GMG girls basketball team, as the Wolverines played the first of three matchups over the next five days before the girls break for winter. At halftime against Cedar Valley Christian, GMG only trailed 28-22 and were within striking ...

Bobcats take Bulldogs’ bite, 63-39

OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team held an opponent to fewer than 40 points for the first time in nearly six years and coupled the defensive performance with a balanced scoring effort. The sum was the first back-to-back Bobcat victories in five years. Marshalltown jumped ...

Ottumwa sends MHS girls to 7th-straight loss

OTTUMWA — A little pressure defense went a long way for the Ottumwa girls’ basketball team. The Bulldogs hounded Marshalltown to the tune of 20 steals and defeated the visiting Bobcats 63-28 in Monday’s cross-CIML game at Evans Middle School. In all, the Bobcats had more turnovers ...

Gustafson shares top Big Ten spot

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named Big Ten co-Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Gustafson registered 26 points, 10 rebounds and shot 73.3 percent (11-for-15) from the field to lead the Hawkeyes past in-state rival Northern Iowa on Dec. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs march past BGM boys 80-52

BROOKLYN — The East Marshall boys’ basketball team won its sixth-straight game to start the season on Monday when the Mustangs hit the road to take down BGM, 80-52. Zane Johnson had a game-high 28 points to lead East Marshall (6-0), while Zaine Leedom had 16 for the Mustangs. East ...

BIG FOUR BASKETBALL: Gustafson powers No. 25 Iowa past UNI

CEDAR FALLS — Megan Gustafson scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her nation-leading 11th double-double this season and the No. 25 Iowa women’s basketball team rolled past in-state rival Northern Iowa 71-47 on Sunday at the McLeod Center. Gustafson was 11-of-15 from the field in ...

Wigginton leads Cyclone surge

DES MOINES — Northern Iowa had depth, experience and the more impressive resume. Iowa State had freshman Lindell Wigginton — who proved once again how much of an impact player he has become. Wigginton scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Iowa State blew past Northern Iowa ...

Cook, Hawkeyes power past Drake

DES MOINES — It took over a month. But the Iowa team most expected to see all season finally showed up in Des Moines. Tyler Cook scored 23 points, Jordan Bohannon had 15 with seven assists and Iowa cruised past Drake 90-64 on Saturday, its sixth straight win over the rival ...

PREP WRESTLING: MHS wrestlers tie for 4th at Regina

IOWA CITY — The Marshalltown wrestling team faced arguably its most difficult challenge of the season on Saturday when it traveled to compete in the Iowa City Regina Invitational, but the Bobcats faced the challenge well and came out the other side in a tie for fourth with a team score of ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC boys rattle off fourth-staright win

TIFFIN — The South Tama County boys basketball team won its fourth-straight game on Friday, defeating WaMaC Conference West Division foe Clear Creek-Amana, 70-52. The Trojans (5-2, 4-0) were led by a season-high 22 points by Keith Keahna, followed by a season-high 17 points by Kaiden ...

Bobcats outlast Mason City

Each of the last four games for the Marshalltown boys basketball team have been close contests down the stretch that the Bobcats either owned a lead in or were within one possession, but ultimately weren’t able to close out. It was a similar situation on Friday night at the Roundhouse in a ...

Mohawks blow by Bobcat girls, 57-23

So far this season, it’s been clear that the Marshalltown girls basketball team performs best when it gets out to a good start and doesn’t allow teams to jump out to an early lead. That was the plan heading into Friday’s home matchup against CIML Iowa Conference foe Mason City, but that ...

Drake, UNI looking to upstage Iowa, ISU

AMES — Iowa and Iowa State have never been swept in their annual doubleheader against Northern Iowa and Drake. That might change on Saturday in Des Moines. The Hawkeyes (5-6) and Cyclones (7-2) are both at serious risk of dropping their neutral-floor matchups at Wells Fargo Arena. Iowa ...

Comets fight past emotional East Marshall

LE GRAND — Madison Ubben piled up 16 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and five blocked shots to lead the BCLUW girls’ basketball team past East Marshall, 41-34, in Friday’s NICL West Division contest. Kaylee Goecke contributed seven points while Easton Swanson and Lauren Anderson added ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat sophomores rout Mohawks

The Marshalltown sophomore boys’ basketball team was one point shy of doubling up on Mason City, beating the Mohawks 65-33 on Friday night at the Roundhouse. Will Van Buren led the Bobcats with 28 points, and Trevor Stamp poured in another 16 points. Gok Arou added seven points and Demonte ...

Bobcat wrestlers escape Maroons

At the midway point of the CIML Iowa Conference dual between the Marshalltown wrestling team and Dowling Catholic on Thursday in the Roundhouse, the Bobcats trailed the Maroons by 10 points and were in need of a spark. After splitting the first four matches of the evening, Dowling had ripped ...

Bobcat boys bowlers down Urbandale for seventh-straight

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys bowling team earned yet another victory this season when it traveled south to take on Urbandale at Merle Hay Lanes, but the Bobcats were pushed in the meet for the first time this season, taking a narrow 3,246 to 3,051 win over the J-Hawks. Kamrin Chizek ...