SPORTS SHORTS: Register now for MOBI boys basketball
The Marshalltown Noon Optimist Club is again sponsoring a boys basketball tournament for students in grades 5-8. The boys’ division will be played Feb. 3 with an entry deadline of Jan. 22.
Each team is guaranteed three games in pool play with four teams from each division qualifying for the championship round. Cost per team entry is $175.
Entry forms may be downloaded at www.noonoptimist.org. Tournament rules and a list of entrants can be found there as well.
Coaches may direct their questions to tournament chairman Larry Park at (641) 485-6134 or by email at Ldpark2@gmail.com.
The girls’ MOBI scheduled for Jan. 20 has been canceled due to a lack of teams entered, according to Park.
Rewoldt’s double-double leads Tigers
ELDORA — The South Hardin boys basketball team earned another NICL West Division win on Tuesday night with a 73-61 win over BCLUW.
The Tigers (7-5, 4-2) had four players in double figures in the win, led by Kevin Rewoldt’s double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Cade Spieker also had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Cauy Teske and Jacob Vander Wilt each had 11 points. Vander Wilt also led the team with nine assists and five steals against the Comets (1-11, 0-7).
Pirates pick off Mustangs in cross-NICL
HUDSON — The East Marshall girls basketball team fell to Hudson on the road Tuesday night, 42-32.
After a slow start to the game had the Mustangs (3-8) down 25-9 at halftime, East Marshall came back strong in the third quarter by outscoring the Pirates 11-6 out of the break. The Mustangs won the fourth quarter as well, but only 12-11, leading to the 10-point loss.
Melinda Puumala was the leading East Marshall scorer with eight points, followed by Olivia Terrones with six.
Hudson (6-5) was led by Olivia Kolterman with 18 points, while Aubrey Gronoski had nine and Morgan Galbraith eight.
Top-ranked Indians take down STC girls
MARION — The South Tama County girls basketball team failed to win its third-straight game on Tuesday as it fell on the road to Class 4A No. 1 Marion, 68-34.
It was a tight and high-scoring game in the first quarter of this WaMaC Conference West Division, as the Trojans (5-6, 3-3) trailed just 19-16, but in the second quarter the Indians (12-0, 6-0) scored 25 points and started to pull away from STC.
Jessica Musgrave was the lone Trojan in double figures with 12 points, and she led in rebounds with nine, assists with four and steals and blocks with three apiece.
Ella Van Weelden led Marion with 18 points off the bench, while Mia and Kayba Laube had 12 each.
North Tama notches win vs. Plainsmen
TRAER — The North Tama boys basketball team won a non-conference tilt against Belle Plaine on Monday, 67-65.
The Redhawks (4-7) trailed 46-38 after the first three quarters but managed to outscore the Plainsmen (6-5) 29-19 in the fourth to secure the victory.
Nicholas Sierra led North Tama with 24 points, followed by Lance Zobel with 12, Noah Bond with 10 and Hale Hulme and Cael Even with nine each.
Belle Plaine’s Garrett Straight led all scorers on the night with 28 points.
Redhawk girls fall to Belle Plaine
TRAER — The North Tama girls basketball team fell to Belle Plaine on Monday, 42-28.
The Redhawks (1-10) kept it close through the first half, as they only trailed 20-14 at halftime, but the Plainsmen (8-4) put the game away by outscoring North Tama 14-4 in the third quarter.
Hope Brubaker led the Redhawks with eight points, followed by Takoa Kopriva with seven and Rylee McLean with six. Kenzie Mantz had 19 points to lead Belle Plaine.