SPORTS SHORTS: Eighth-ranked Cougars club Clarksville

ACKLEY — The No. 8 AGWSR girls basketball team rolled to an easy 55-28 victory over Clarksville on Friday in their Class 1A Region 3 semifinal.

Mandy Willems had 24 points to pace the Cougars (20-2), and she finished with 10 rebounds to record the playoff double-double. Aubrie Fisher followed with 11 points, while Rachel Sicard finished just shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine boards.

Chloe Ross was the leading scorer for the Indians (20-4) with 10 points.

AGWSR moves on to the regional finals now on Monday at 7 p.m. in Conrad, where they will take on Lynnville-Sully with the winner moving on to the state tournament.

Hawks rout No. 13 Colo-NESCO girls

COLO — The Class 1A No. 13 Colo-NESCO girls basketball team’s season came to an end on Friday with a 60-35 loss to Lynnville-Sully in the 1A Region 3 semifinals.

Things just never got going for the Royals (18-5), as they started off down 17-8 in the first quarter, a lead that only continued to grow for the Hawks (18-6).

Molly Barten was the only scorer in double figures for Colo-NESCO, putting in 12 points to lead the way. Faith Vincent finished with seven while Lauryn Hill and Rylee Purvis each had six.

Carson Fisk was the leading scorer for Lynnville-Sully with a game-high 22 points, while Jataya Meyer followed with 15.

The Hawks move on to the regional finals now to take on AGWSR for the right to go to state, starting at 7 p.m. in Conrad.

Bear bombs away for Warrior boys

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Jarius Bear made six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 26 points and the Meskwaki boys’ basketball team bested HLV 68-51 in Thursday’s Class 1A District 7 quarterfinals.

Bear shot 10-of-14 from the field, including 6-for-10 from 3-point range, and led the Warriors (12-8) with six assists as well. Taté Bear added a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Emmett Roberts had 10 points, five boards and four assists.

The Warriors face Belle Plaine (14-8) in Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. game in Reinbeck.

Kickbush leads Rebels past Iowa Valley

REINBECK — Caden Kickbush led Gladbrook-Reinbeck with 19 points and eight rebounds as the Rebels boys’ basketball team defeated Iowa Valley 57-28 in Thursday’s Class 1A District 7 quarterfinals.

Jackson Kiburis chipped in 14 points and Walker Thede added 10 for the Rebels (16-6), who advanced to Tuesday’s district semifinals against North Tama (8-14). Mason Skovgard contributed six rebounds for G-R.

The Rebels led 41-11 at the half and cruised to the win.