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Spartans succumb to Panthers’ pressure

DES MOINES — A solid first half had Grundy Center girls basketball in a good place after 16 minutes of Tuesday’s Class 2A state quarterfinal. Panorama’s relentless pressure defense and extra chances under the basket eventually unraveled Grundy Center in a 59-49 defeat for the Spartans ...

Clark’s record-setting night fuels No. 6 Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS — Caitlin Clark became the all-time leading women’s scorer in major college basketball by scoring 33 points to pass Lynette Woodard and post her 17th career triple-double for sixth-ranked Iowa in a 108-60 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night. “We just played free and had ...

Brown helps Cyclones shock No. 15 Wildcats

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Addy Brown scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Iowa State held off No. 15 Kansas State in the fourth quarter for an 82-76 win on Wednesday night to tighten the Big 12 Conference standings with one game left. Brown, a freshman from Derby, Kansas, had 11 points in ...

Eighth-ranked ISU staves off Sooners

AMES — Demarion Watson hit all seven of his field goal attempts for a career-best 15 points and also had nine rebounds to lead No. 8 Iowa State to a 58-45 win over Oklahoma on Wednesday night. Watson, who came off the bench, received an ovation from the crowd in the closing moments and an ...

Tigers trip up Southeastern in regular-season finale

WEST BURLINGTON — The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit as Joe Scott’s layup with 3.5 seconds left lifted the Tigers to a 67-66 victory over Southeastern in Wednesday’s regular-season finale inside Loren Walker Arena. The ...

DeVries, Drake take down UIC in 3OT, 107-105

CHICAGO — Tucker DeVries scored 39 points, including four in the third overtime, and Drake took down UIC 107-105 on Wednesday night. DeVries had 13 rebounds, seven assists, and four steals for the Bulldogs (24-6, 15-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Kevin Overton added 18 points while shooting ...