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Fast start fuels MCC victory

Order was established in the first five minutes of Monday’s battle between Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball and Grand View JV. a 10-2 advantage signaled that the Tigers meant business — and using their size advantage to control the paint, they steadily built a lead. A ...

Bobcats retool after loss of all-time leading scorer

Losing the school’s all-time leading scorer in Armonniey Thomas is not an easy task for Marshalltown boys’ basketball to adjust to. Head coach Michael Appel and a solid returning cast for the Bobcats are doing their best to put themselves in position for a positive season, including ...

Soares earns Player of the Week honor

AMES — After an outstanding pair of games at the Phil Knight Invitational, Iowa State’s Stephanie Soares has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Against Michigan State, Soares exploded for 23 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots. In the PKI ...

ISU’s Holmes gets Big 12’s Newcomer weekly laurel

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State senior guard Jaren Holmes has been named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for his performance at the Phil Knight Invitational. Holmes helped Iowa State to a runner-up finish in the PKI and was selected to the all-tournament team. He led the Cyclones in scoring ...

Tigers tripped up at home

The opportunity to end a cold spell at home presented itself to the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team, but the Tigers couldn’t take advantage. MCC led by as many as 12 points in the second half but couldn’t lock down the victory, falling 71-69 to Northeast CC on ...

No. 3 UConn overtakes No. 9 Iowa to take title

PORTLAND, Ore. — Azzi Fudd scored 24 points to rally No. 3 UConn past No. 9 Iowa 86-79 Sunday in the championship game of the first Phil Knight Legacy women’s tournament. “It really was difficult to play against these guys,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “I don’t think we felt ...