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Gustafson breaks B1G record with 20th award

ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was selected the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week for the 10th time this season, the conference announced on Monday. It is the 20th Big Ten Player of the Week award of Gustafson’s career, which breaks the previous record of ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bear lifts Warriors past Trojans, 71-70

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Tátè Bear scored a team-leading 27 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with six seconds left, and the Meskwaki boys’ basketball team edged West Marshall 71-70 in Monday’s showdown between conference frontrunners. West Marshall (12-6) held a two-point ...

Hittner named MVC Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Drake University’s Becca Hittner has been named the Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. In two games last week, Hittner averaged 33.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, two assists and 1.5 blocks while shooting 57.9 ...

Wolverines win OT thriller

TRAER — Before hoards of people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl in Atlanta on Sunday evening, there was some sports action going on in our own back yard. The GMG and North Tama girls basketball teams faced off in a rare Sunday afternoon game, and of course with such an unusual time for a ...

Gustafson powers No. 13 Iowa past Penn St., 81-61

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Megan Gustafson had 30 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for her 20th double-double this season, and 75th of career, and No. 13 Iowa beat Penn State 81-61 on Sunday. Gustafson was named the Big Ten player of the week on Monday for the ninth time this season, tying ...

Hittner helps Bulldogs beat up on Salukis

DES MOINES — Two nights after losing a Missouri Valley Conference game for the first time in more than two seasons, the Drake women’s basketball team bounced back with their second-highest scoring performance of the winter. Becca Hittner scored a game-high 30 points and the Bulldogs ...

MVC-leading Missouri St. outlasts Panthers, 63-58

CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team led by as many as seven points in the first half but couldn’t close out league-leading Missouri State as the Bears overtook the Panthers for a 63-58 victory in Sunday’s Missouri Valley Conference showdown inside the McLeod ...

Hawkeyes oust Huskers; Cyclones blank another

LINCOLN, Neb. — The No. 3 University of Iowa wrestling team had a tough task in front of it on Sunday with a road Big Ten Conference dual against No. 9 Nebraska, but the Hawkeyes were able to prevail over the Cornhuskers with a 20-13 victory. Iowa won four of the dual’s final five bouts, ...

Bobcats make splash with nine qualifiers

PLEASANT HILL — After finishing the regular season with a 7-2 dual record and with two invitational wins, the Marshalltown boys swimming team embarked on the postseason with their district meet at Southeast Polk on Saturday. The Bobcats were able to roll their success from the regular ...

No. 20 Iowa State slips past Texas

AMES — For once, Marial Shayok couldn’t buy a basket. But when the Cyclones absolutely had to have one go down, the Big 12’s leading scorer came through. Talen Horton-Tucker scored 15 points, Shayok had 12 — including a crucial jumper with 25 seconds left — and No. 20 Iowa State ...

Dodgers get revenge on MHS 66-48

FORT DODGE — As the rest of the teams on its schedule start to find their groove, the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team has gotten stuck in a rut. Fort Dodge became the second opponent in as many nights to gain enough ground on the Bobcats to get revenge from their first meeting with ...

Fort Dodge’s 1st win saddles ’Cats with 10th-straight ‘L’

MASON CITY — By the time the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team had doubled its 17-point output with a fourth-quarter scoring eruption, too much damage had already been done. The Bobcats fell behind from the outset and succumbed to Fort Dodge in Saturday’s CIML Iowa Conference makeup ...

Mustangs, Storm sending four to districts

WILLIAMSBURG — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team finished in fourth out of six teams with 159 points in the Class 2A sectional tournament on Saturday. Four Mustangs qualified for the district tournament as Carson Burchland at 138 pounds, Connor Murty at 182 and Noah Bandstra at 195 all ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comet girls stifle West Marshall 37-32

CONRAD — The BCLUW girls basketball team took a 37-32 win over NICL West Division foe West Marshall on Saturday. The Comets (9-9, 6-4) led after every quarter and held the Trojans (10-6, 8-3) to their second-lowest scoring output of the year. Katie Thompson had 11 points to lead BCLUW, ...

No. 23 Cyclone women clobber K-State, 81-52

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Bridget Carleton scored 19 points and No. 23 Iowa State cruised to an 81-52 win over Kansas State on Saturday. Ashley Joens added 16 points for the Cyclones (17-5, 7-3 Big 12 Conference), who have won three straight. Madison Wise and Kristin Scott had 14 points apiece. ...

Ellingson, McGlynn help Drake hold off Sycamores

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Brady Ellingson scored 16 points, Nick McGlynn posted his eighth double-double of the season and Drake held off Indiana State 68-62 on Saturday. Ellingson knocked down 7 of 12 shots for the Bulldogs (17-6, 6-4 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot 48 percent from the ...

Haldeman scores 15 in UNI’s win over Missouri St

CEDAR FALLS — Spencer Haldeman scored 15 points, making all three of his 3-point tries, and Northern Iowa held off Missouri State 64-59 on Saturday night. Although there were five ties and 10 lead changes, Northern Iowa held a slight lead throughout much of the game. Haldeman gave UNI a ...

West boys beat East again

STATE CENTER — The last time the West Marshall and East Marshall boys basketball teams faced off, the Trojans ended a four-game losing streak at the hands of the Mustangs with a win in Le Grand. On Friday night, West Marshall once again beat its cross-county rival, this time on its home ...

Mohawks go wire-to-wire on Bobcats

MASON CITY — The rust shook off in the form of 27 turnovers, and the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team trailed Mason City from start to finish in a 74-62 loss in Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference contest. The host Mohawks (6-10, 3-6) collected their fifth win in their last six games by ...

No. 3 Mohawks sweep aside Marshalltown

MASON CITY — The scoreboard showed yet another loss for the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team, but a deeper look gave head coach Stacy O’Hare something to saddle her hopes to. The Bobcats got dropped 79-26 by Class 4A No. 3 Mason City in Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference game, suffering ...